Pieria prefecture

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Pieria (Πιερία) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. It is located in the southern part of Macedonia. Its capital is the town of Katerini. Pieria is the smallest prefecture within the Greek Macedonia. The name Pieria originates from the ancient tribe and the ancient country of Pieris. In Pieria, there are many sites of archeological interest, such as Dion, Pydna and Platamonas. Pieria is also home to Mt. Pierus, home to Orpheus and the Muses, as well as the Pierian Spring. Mt. Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and throne of the ancient Greek gods, is towering at the south side of Pieria. The Pierian Mountains lie to the west. Historically, Pieria was once a prefecture (department) of Thessaly.

Transportation

Municipalities

Municipality YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Aiginio 4201 Aiginio 603 00 23530-2
Anatolikos Olympos 4202 Leptokarya 600 63 23520-3
Dion 4203 Kontariotissa 601 00 23510-51
Elafina 4204 Palio Keramidi 601 00 23510-92
Katerini 4205 Katerini 601 00 23510-2 through 7
Kolindros 4206 Kolindros 600 61 23530-3
Korinos 4207 Korinos 600 62 23510-41
Litochoro 4208 Litochoro 602 00 23520-8
Methoni 4209 Methoni 600 66 23530-4
Paralia 4210 Kallithea 601 00 23510-4
Petra 4211 Kato Milia 601 00 23510-8
Pieries 4212 Ritini 601 00 23510-82
Pydna 4213 Pydna 600 64 23510-7

Communities

See List of communities of Pieria

Sporting teams

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