Leptokarya

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Leptokarya
Λεπτοκαρυά
Beach of Leptokarya
Beach of Leptokarya
Leptokarya is located in Greece
Leptokarya
Leptokarya
Coordinates: 40°04′N 22°34′E / 40.067°N 22.567°E / 40.067; 22.567Coordinates: 40°04′N 22°34′E / 40.067°N 22.567°E / 40.067; 22.567
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Pieria
Highest elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Lowest elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 3,700
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 600 63
Area code(s) 23520
Vehicle registration KN

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.[1]

A church

Location[edit]

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.

Tourism[edit]

Every summer the beach attracts visitors from Greece and the abroad.

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Notes[edit]

  • "Καζταρίδη Ι. Φ., Η Πιερία των περιηγητών και των γεωγράφων'"