Platamon (Greek: Πλαταμώνας), also spelled as Platamonas, is a village and sea-side resort in south Pieria prefecture, Central Macedonia, Greece, part of the municipality of Anatolikos Olympos. Platamon had a population of 2197 (2001 census)

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 which both can be found in the surrounding areas from the settlement. 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. In a close distance is also the tallest mountain in Greece the famous Mount Olympos. 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 tradional settlement of Palios Panteleimonas in the area, Platamon makes an ideal destination for at least a short visit and a break from the city.

During summertime the population reaches approximately 120,000 because of the number of visitors and tourists. A great number of tourists are coming from eastern countries as well as from the city of Larissa. The settlement is approximately 7km away from the traditional and scenic settlement of Palios Panteleimonas a popular destination for its stunning panoramic view, graphic restaurants and guest houses.

Nearest places

  • Neoi Poroi, south
  • Neos Panteleimonas, north
  • Palios Panteleimons, west

Geography and Information

Dialing code: +11+30-23520 (030-23520)-

The Castle of Platamon

See also

    Retrieved from ""
    All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

    A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M

    N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z