The Katerini is city of Greece, is found in Macedonia and is capital of prefecture Pieria. It has, according to the inventory 2001, 56.756 residents while it is appreciated that her real population reaches the 80.000 residents. It is the ninth bigger city of Greece and third bigger northern Greece. It is found in the pierial elevation, between in Pieria mountain and in the thermaikos gulf, in altitude 14-45 m. It is near in Thessalonica, the second bigger city of Greece, something which has been proved beneficial for the growth of Katerini the last years. Constitutes transport node and him runs through the most modern motorway of country. Is acquaintance in the wider region for the intense nightly life her popular tourist destination, Katerini is very nearly the sea (6 km.) and in enough archaeological localities that present big interest, as the ancient city of Dion (5th century p.H., 17 km long) and in the Venetian castle of Platamonas. The beaches of Korinos , Paralia, and Olympic beach (or Katerinoskala) are very popular at the duration of summertime.
The name of city has his roots in Ekaterini of Alexandria, a Christian witness, where a lived the 4th century. It was released from the Ottoman Empire on 16 October, 1912. At the B World War it was occupied by the German army on 14 April 1941 and was released three years later.