Beach of Leptokarya
|Administrative region||Central Macedonia|
|Highest elevation||40 m (130 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|• Municipal unit||3,700|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Leptokarya (Greek: Λεπτοκαρυά, Leptokaryá) is a town in Pieria regional unit, Central Macedonia, Greece, former seat of East Olympos municipality, which is part of the municipality of Dio-Olympos. The distance from Katerini is 26 km and the population of the village was 4,225 inhabitants as of 2011.
Lies on the coast of Aegean Sea, under the Mount Olympos. It is located near ancient Leivithra, allegedly the home of Orpheus, major figure in the Greek Mythology. Since the major events and customs in the town is the revival of division of Orpheus.
Leptokarya is a popular tourist destination during the summer months due to its beaches, as well as due to its proximity to Mount Olympus. The town also features the Olympus Geological History Museum.
The town is served by Leptokarya train station.
- "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
- "Καζταρίδη Ι. Φ., Η Πιερία των περιηγητών και των γεωγράφων'"
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