Have you ever wondered what Atira means?
OLYMPIC BEACH - OLYMPIAKI AKTI - KATERINOSKALA
3 names for 1 coastal village
Olympiaki Akti has translated into English as Olympic Beach, also known and with its initial name Katerinoskala which means "Katerini's staircase".
Until the year 1986 it was called Parathalassia Katerini or Katerinoskala, while later renamed to Olympiaki Akti or Olympic Beach. The name refers to a seaside village close to a city, has a compound name featuring the city name Katerini and the word Skala (staircase) which together form one name 'Katerinoskala'.
Did you know that Olympic Beach was founded in year 1964 and was inhabited for the first time in year 1980 with 27 permanent residents? In year 2021 there were around 320 permanent residents.
Belongs to Municipality of Katerini and wider to Olympus Riviera or Pieria regional unit.
Do you want everything to be easygoing, affordable - cheap, quiet and kids-friendly?
Then Olympiaki Akti or Olympic Beach is a great choice and a popular destination for family vacations. It has long stretch of golden sand beach, with blue shallow water and amenities perfect for kids and moreover the natural environment of the area, the cultural heritage, the excursions to mountain and seaside villages will impress all ages travelers.
At the beach
Children love to swim, run, play with friends, dig in the sand and
Your budget, interests, tolerance to heat, and the places you would like to visit.
As you know, Greece is a beautiful, sunny country to visit during any season of the
year, but if your interests is during the summer months, then you need to decide which month is most suitable for you.
Olympic Beach or Olympiaki Akti is a great place for couples, families, seniors, groups and solo travelers.
The water is warm and mostly shallow. The sand is soft and golden. And the sun is
extremely strong, so you definitely need to apply sun lotion and wear a hat.
Olympic Beach is a charming place to vacation, especially during the summer months. Olympic Beach / Olympiaki Akti is:
- a lovely, sandy and golden beach, stretching 4 kilometers lengthwise and 60 meters wide, with a panoramic view overlooking the Thermaikos Gulf of the Aegean and the mystical Mount Olympus.
- awarded every year with the European Blue Flag.
- a crystal clear, blue sea, that is mostly shallow and little to no waves, making it suitable for all ages.
- a beach with many facilities which include:
Sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, changing rooms, toilets, beach bars, lifeguard stations, access for disabled people, parking spaces, beach volleyball courts, paddle boats, parasailing, canoeing, sailing and other water sports.
- accessible with an illuminated coastal road, with a parallel bike path and pedestrian path for coastal walks leading to another coastal village.
- a village with all the infrastructures:
parks, playgrounds, a football field, basketball courts, a church, pedestrian sidewalks doctors’ offices, supermarkets, bakeries, shops, restaurants, taverns, café, bars.
Read below what you can learn before you visit us :
Explore Olympus Riviera Beaches
Pieria boasts 70-kilometers of coastline called the Olympus Riviera. Choose some of the most popular from the 16 organized beaches :
Northern Pieria Beaches: Methoni, Agios Giannis, Makrigialos, Pydna, Alikes Kitros
Central Pieria Beaches: Korinos, Paralia, Olympic beach
Southern Pieria Beaches: Kalivia Varikou, Gritsa, Plaka Litochoro, Leptokarya, Skotina beach, Panteleimonas beach, Platamonas, Nei Pori
Pieria’s capital is Katerini, a small city with a large pedestrian zone (commercial center) full of shops and cafes. The Public Park is a true oasis for daily walks surrounded by greenery and fountains. Visit Eleftherias (Liberty) Square at the beginning of the pedestrian and Macedonia Square where there is bowling center. You can also visit the outdoor market, which takes place every Saturday