Katerini (Greek: Κατερίνη, Kateríni [kate'ɾini]) is a city in Central Macedonia, Greece, the capital of Pieria regional unit. It lies on the Pierian plain, between Mt. Olympus and the Thermaikos Gulf, at an altitude of 14 m. The city has a population of 85,851 (according to the 2014 census) and it is the second most populous urban area at the Region of Macedonia after Thessaloniki. The close distance between two cities (68km), has been beneficial for Katerini's development over recent years. Katerini is accessible from the main Thessaloniki–Athens highway GR-1/E75 (with the Katerini's South and North interchanges) and the Egnatia Odos to the north. It is served by Intercity, Proastiakos (Suburban Railway) and local trains on the main railway line from Athens to Thessaloniki and there is a comprehensive regional and national bus service with its hub in the city.
Things to do in Katerini
4.5 based on 42 reviews
Very nice traditional greek tavern in a central point of the town. Very delicious traditional tastes, very good wines and very good service. The owners, the live music and the atmosphere of the restaurant are very nice and friendly and help you feel very relaxed and happy.
4.5 based on 33 reviews
In our stay there, even though we had a list of restaurants we wanted to check out, we kept coming back to Akrogiali. We had a great variety of sea food, great Deserts, and the best service. Even though the place was always crowded, the staff did there best to find you a seat. They are very well organized because although the place is so crowded you never wait more then 15 minutes for your order to come. The only thing I didn't quite enjoy there was the pizza. But if I wanted a genuine pizza I should have chosen an Italian restaurant. All the sea food dishes I tried were fresh, tasty and the portions were very large. I totally recommend.
4.5 based on 28 reviews
GEYSEIS Restaurant welcomes you to our brand new ,friendly and comfortable environment. The sophisticated design and European aura reflected in our dishes.Our priority is fresh ingredients from local producers of Pierian Farms and for this reason there are frozen ingredients in our kitchen. So it is worth to try our international flavors without rhetorical exaggeration in an environment that combines good food and attentive service hoping to satisfy the most demanding palates
This place is a absolute gem! We stayed in Katerini for a month and came here some days twice a day. Tasty food throughout the menu (excellent pizza, pasta bolognese, ceasar & Greek salads, fried feta, stuffed mushrooms and chicken curry to name a few),...MoreWe are very happy for making your holidays wonderfull!!!! We hope to see you again !!!
5 based on 265 reviews
Amaltheia Restaurant - Established in 2001. With respect and love for the good quality food with an emphasis on excellent raw ingredients! It offers a special proposal for mediterranean cuisine in the city. Imaginative creative dishes, cold and hot appetizers, exquisitely cooked mountain meats, various steaks and fresh seafood in carefully chosen recipes from many regions of Greece as well as from international cuisine. Continuously renewable cellar with over 200 remarkable wine labels from the Greek vineyard!
We visited Amaltheia when we are walking around Katerini. We decided to stop there for lunch based on the reviews this place has on TripAdvisor. Wonderful restaurant with the most friendly staff! They really care about their customers and make anything possible to keep them...MoreOnce again we would like to thank you for your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back at our restaurant.
4.5 based on 70 reviews
4.5 based on 97 reviews
It's a nice place and the prices are good. Only minor point for improvement is that the service was not that friendly. Pizza and pasta was tasty and Italian style. Especially pizza Italian style is hard to find in Greece. We were too full to try Deserts but their prices appear really good (euro 2.50 for tiramisu)
4.5 based on 64 reviews
It's a traditional Greek restaurant with a wide selection of Mediterranean dishes. There is a selection of poultry and other meat served with local recipes along with an alternative of home made vegetarian meals. Famous for having consistent high quality variety meals at low prices throughout the years, as it already serves the local residents for over four decades.
the place has history more than 30 years maybe more ..i know it since my childhood and the quality and service is always stable and excellent..try many or take them at home.the way they cook the chicken and other recipes is unbelievable...worth the visit..it is...MoreThank you for your kind words and your support over the years! :)
4 based on 70 reviews
A very nice and well decorated Bistro, which from the very first moment became one of the most beloved places in Katerini. It is located in the center of the town just across the city hall plaza. It has outdoor Seating in the plaza and for this reason it is a good choice for families with young children also. Its cuisine is mostly Italian oriented. The pizzas from its wooden oven are unique and there is also a variety of very special tastes. Bistro 49 is a very nice place for a coffee, a drink or a beer, with friends or for business.
4.5 based on 37 reviews
Cafeteria and Greek restaurant with fresh fish and grill meat
It was a great dinner with Friends. Food was really tasteful and Mediterranean. Quick Service and very friendly Staff. I defo recommend this restaurant.
4.5 based on 33 reviews
Boukia Boukia is a MUST for the area and for people who are ready to explore unique combos of tastes. Food is inspired by Mediterranean Tastes with many influences from the Greek Islands and Pontos.
I was not the only one who got fascinated by the performance, service and prices of the places. My best French friend still talks about those dishes and no doubt once back in Katerini I will pay my visits.
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