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Platanias History

Platanias is a beautiful fishing village on the southeastern side of the peninsula, opposite the Northern Sporades islands Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos and opposite Euboea.

In the region of Platanias and throughout the southeastern edge of Pelion found by antiquity Sipiada town which owes its name to the current Municipality Sipiada to which we belonged. There is mention in Herodotus saying that this place was dedicated to the Nereids, sea gods and goddess Thetis which grabbed Peleus in one of the caves in the current position "Bournia" near Platanias. The area is dotted with ruins of ancient temples (the goddess Artemis, etc.) and from post-Byzantine monuments and churches with rare murals (frescos) of particular religious and historical interest.

Our holy pilgrimage, the monastery of St. Spyridon, unique in Greece dedicated to this saint, with amazing frescoes dependency of Mousgies Virgin, is 2-3 mm from Platanias and is an important and unique religious and historical monument of the region He contributed greatly to national liberation struggles against the Ottoman yoke.