Leptokarya

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Leptokarya

Λεπτοκαρυά
Beach of Leptokarya
Beach of Leptokarya
Leptokarya is located in Greece
Leptokarya
Leptokarya
Location within the regional unit
Dimos Anatolikou Olympou.png
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
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitPieria
Highest elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Lowest elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
3,700
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
600 63
Area code(s)23520
Vehicle registrationKN

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]

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.

Transport[edit]

The town is served by Leptokarya train station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.

Notes[edit]

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