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The Castle of Platamonas, Pieria, Greece

Castle of Platamonas, Pieria, Greece

Castle of Platamonas, Pieria, Greece

Platamon is regarded as one of the most significant tourist destinations in Pieria. According to tradition its name originates either from the platan trees or from the broad sandy beaches, both of which can be found in the areas surrounding the town. Its most famous landmark is the venetian Castle of Platamon. The town is home to numerous restaurants, cafeterias, hotels and camping resorts while it is 54 km from the city of Larisa and 38 from the city of Katerini. Nearby is the tallest mountain in Greece, the famous Mount Olympus. Platamon is connected to the cities of Katerini and Larissa through the bus and train transportation system. With its calm and laid back atmosphere, high vegetation, panoramic views, the venetian castle and the traditional settlement of Palios Panteleimonas in the area, Platamon makes an ideal destination for a short visit and a break from the city.

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