Skotina

Skotina (Greek: Σκοτίνα) is a rural settlement of the former municipality of East Olympos, itself part of the municipality of Dio-Olympos, in the Pieria regional unit, Central Macedonia, Greece.

Skotina
Σκοτίνα
View of Skotina from south
View of Skotina from south
Skotina is located in Greece
Skotina
Skotina
Coordinates: 40°01′N 22°33′E / 40.017°N 22.550°E / 40.017; 22.550Coordinates: 40°01′N 22°33′E / 40.017°N 22.550°E / 40.017; 22.550
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitPieria
MunicipalityDio-Olympos
Municipal unitEast Olympos
Community
 • Population949 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
600 63
Area code(s)23520
Vehicle registrationKN

NameEdit

The name is taken due to handmade costumes (woolen fabrics, handmade costumes), which were made in the region that made the cloaks and the sails for sailing ships of the era.

GeographyEdit

The village is built on the southeastern edge of the mount Olympus, 32 km from the city of Katerini, and has a view towards the Thermaic Gulf. Ancient places nearby are Herakleion (4 km) and Leivithra (2 km).

PopulationEdit

The community of Skotina had a population 949 inhabitants as of 2011.[1] The community consists of the settlements of Skotina, Paralia Skotinas and the nowadays uninhabited Palia Skotina.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.

NotesEdit

  • Encyclopedia Μαλλιάρης- Παιδεία, Volume 24, p. 27.