ΠΑΛΑΙΟΣ ΠΛΑΤΑΝΟΣ




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From Platanos village you follow the way to Othrys mountain. In about 3km distance you will meet the ruins of Palios (old) Platanos village. Two churches are the two buildings preserved best. Agios (Saint) Antonios is situated on top of the village's hill.
In the entrance of the village there is a plaque with Palios Platanos history with the following:

"In the 16th century residents from South Almiros and Ancient Alos immigrated to Platanos because of a plague disease. During the war against the Ottoman Empire, the village was burned down three times, in 1821, 1833 and 1854. In 1878 Palios Platanos was fully destroyed from the Ottoman army. In 1897 a part of the village was once again burned. During the 2nd World War, the Italian army was the last to fully burn Palios Platanos. In 1960 the village was deserted. Its residents moved to a new location, where the new village Platanos was built".
In the WS you can see and read the original plaque in Greek