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Things To Do in Katerini, Greece

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Katerini Things to Do

Katerini is a Greek city that lies between Mt. Olympia and the Thermaikos Gulf. It lies in the central part of Macedonia. It is a popular destination for both domestic and international tourism. The city is packed with world-class hotels and has a great ski resort, making it a great tourist destination on a year-round basis. The city offers visitors a lot of great things to do while they are there.

Take a Tour of Meteora

Meteora is the homes to the second largest monastery complex in the country of Greece. The area is made up of buildings today, but in the early days of the 11th century, it is said that monks in the area lived in caves. The complex is very hard to access. It used to be that baskets were on a pulley and lever system was the only way to transport good and people up to the monastery. Today, there is a long stairwell that leads tourists to it.

Take a Day Trip

There a number of desirable excursions in the Katerini region. Pudna is a popular historical location. It is the area where Phillip II first defeated the Greek army. You can also take a trip to Mount Olympia or the big nearby city of Thessaloniki. If water trips are your thing, there are a number of cruises available.

Check Out the Park

The park in the center of town is one of the nicest attractions in the city. Because of its location in a valley, it is very easy for lush vegetation to grow in the area. Many people head to this park in the town center as a way to relax on the hot summer days in the town.

Go To the Beach and Take a Banana Boat Ride

You shouldn’t go to the beach without taking a ride on the banana boat. The boats can be rented at a water sports vendor on the beach. You can either rent a boat or a tube so you can be pulled behind the boat, a very exciting experience. The typical banana boat fits about 8 people and some fit up to 10. It is required that everyone riding on the boats wear a life vest at all times.

Take the Family Out for Go-Karting

One great activity, if you are traveling to the area with your family, is to rent go-kartsgo-karts. It is a cheap and fun activity that is suitable for everyone. There are different karts available depending on the skill level of the person driving them. It is required that each driver wears a helmet and the company provides one to each driver. The Go-Kart track is located just past the carnival on the road to the right. One thing to be aware is the number of mosquitoes that can in the area if you ride there at night.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Katerini. 

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