Hotel Alkyonis Platamonas & Pieria Guide
Platamonas is a town and sea-side resort in south Pieria prefecture, Central Macedonia, Greece. Platamon has a population of 2197 permanent inhabitants.
Platamon, Pieria is regarded as one of the most significant tourist destinations in Greece. It is a hidden Paradise as it combines beautiful beaches, crystal waters and mount Olympus.
The town’s 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 50 km away from the city of Larisa and 36 from the city of Katerini and 104 km away from Thessaloniki Makdeonia Airport, SKG.
Nearby is the tallest mountain in Greece, the famous and divine 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.
During summertime the population reaches approximately 140,000 because of the number of visitors and tourists. A great number of tourists come from eastern countries as well as from local Greek towns such as Larissa and Katerini. The settlement is approximately 7 km away from the traditional and scenic settlement of Palios Panteleimonas a popular destination for its stunning panoramic view, graphic restaurants and guest houses.