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5 Ideas for Celebrating Christmas in Katerini!

I love how the first snows of winter can transform even the most mundane places into something straight out of a Christmas movie. The snow-covered trees and smoke rising from chimneys add to the cozy atmosphere. The Greeks’ enthusiasm for their festivities and customs is truly inspiring, especially during the winter season in the Pieria region. To be honest, one of the most beautiful cities in Pieria to spend your Christmas holiday is Katerini. 

Why Spend the Christmas in Katerini?

Blue Christmas Train, in Katerini's street during Christmas in Katerini.

Katerini is a charming city in Pieria region known for its vibrant and enchanting Christmas celebrations. During the holiday season, Katerini transforms into a winter wonderland, with the streets lit up with sparkling lights and adorned with festive decorations, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for you.

Christmas Market

Simply, Katerini is your perfect place, as its central square has been transformed into a lively Christmas Bazaar, where you can find unique handmade crafts, and local products like wine, honey, olive oil, and traditional gifts. Also, you can enjoy some delicious treats while soaking in the festive atmosphere.

Christmas presents in the Christmas market during Christmas in Katerini.

Traditional Greek folklore in Streets

Moreover, plenty of concerts, theatrical performances, and dance shows are happening around town, making it an ideal place to celebrate the season in a fun way. From traditional Greek music to modern pop, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste.

Greek dancer dancing a traditional greek dance with Agia Photini church in the background, katerini.

Christmas Village of the World

I also read about the “Christmas Village of the World” organized by the Volunteer Action Team of Pieria, and it sounds like such a cool event. The whole community gets together to help each other out and have fun. 

The best part is that you don’t have to pay to get in, you just have to bring a used children’s book or toy and a box of milk and donate to the Social Grocery.

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Ideally, there’s so much stuff to do there like playing games, listening to music, and trying different foods and drinks. it’s all about being kind and helping each other out.

Christmas Museum in Katerini

If you’re looking for a fun and festive way to get into the Christmas holiday spirit, you will not want to miss the Christmas Museum in Katerini opened last year.

Christmas Museum in Katerini.

This museum promises an unforgettable experience for both kids and adults alike, with a guided tour led by Ag. Vasilis through a house that’s been transformed into a winter wonderland. You’ll get to explore a variety of different exhibits, all designed to showcase the magic and joy of Christmas.

Discover more: Christmas in Pieria | Time to Explore The First Christmas Museum in Katerini, Pieria!

Ski center of Elatochori

Finally, The Ski Center of Elatochori will be your perfect choice if you’re into winter sports like snow biking or skiing. The Ski center of Elatochori is perfectly situated at an altitude of 1,400 meters, with stunning views of Mount Olympus.

A professional biker standing behind his bike on the snowy mountains in the ski center of Elatochori.

It’s a great place to practice your favorite winter sport and get inspired by the beautiful surroundings.

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Overall, Katerini is your spot if you are looking to experience the charm of Christmas in Pieria. With its authentic Greek food, exciting events, and delightful celebrations it’s your perfect place to create unforgettable memories with your family or friends.

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