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Platamon is located in Greece PlatamonPlatamon
Coordinates: 39°59.4′N 22°37.5′ECoordinates: 39°59.4′N 22°37.5′E
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Pieria
Municipal unit East Olympos
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 23520
Vehicle registration KN
Platamon (Greek: Πλαταμώνας - Platamonas) is a town and sea-side resort in south Pieria, Central Macedonia, Greece. Platamon has a population of about 2,000 permanent inhabitants. It is part of the Municipal unit of East Olympos of the Dio-Olympos municipality.
The Castle of Platamon.
The ancient settlement Herakleion was situated near the present town Platamon. Its most famous landmark is the 12th century Byzantine Castle of Platamon, built strategically along the main road from Thessaly to Macedonia through the Vale of Tempe.
Platamon is situated on the Aegean Sea coast, 25 km southeast of Mount Olympus. Adjacent beach towns are Neoi Poroi to the southeast and Neos Panteleimonas to the northwest. It is 33 km south of Katerini and 43 km northeast of Larissa. The town is well known for its vast natural springs and its therapeutic spas.
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