Paralia, Pieria

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Paralia is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
DE Paralias Katerinis.svg
Coordinates: 40°16′N 22°35′E / 40.267°N 22.583°E / 40.267; 22.583Coordinates: 40°16′N 22°35′E / 40.267°N 22.583°E / 40.267; 22.583
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitPieria
 • Municipal unit24.344 km2 (9.399 sq mi)
Highest elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Lowest elevation
1 m (3 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
 • Population1,124 (2011)
 • Area (km2)1.849
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
601 00
Area code(s)23510
Vehicle registrationKN

Paralia (Greek: Παραλία, Paralía, meaning "beach") is a tourist seaside settlement and a former municipality in the eastern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Katerini, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The seat of the municipality was in Kallithea. The 2011 census reported a population of 1,124 for the village of Paralia, and 6,803 for the municipal unit.[1] The municipal unit has an area of 24.344 km2, the community 1.849 km2.[3]. Paralia Katerinis actually translated "Beach of Katerini" and is the closest beach to the capital city of Katerini.


Paralia is situated on the west coast of the Thermaic Gulf. It lies 2 km east of Kallithea, 5 km south of Korinos and 8 km east of Katerini's city centre. Motorway 1 (served by Katerini's North & South Interchanges) and the Piraeus–Platy railway (served by Katerini RR station) pass west of the settlement. Paralia has a fishing port and the Hellenic Coast Guard Katerini's department.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 3,100
2001 6,449
2011[1] 6,803


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.

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