Platamonas Castle, Platamon

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The Platamon Castle (Greek: Κάστρο του Πλαταμώνα), an important part of the history of Pieria, is a Crusader castle (built between 1204 and 1222) in northern Greece (Macedonia) and is located southeast of Mount Olympus, in a strategic position which controls the exit of the Tempe valley, through which passes the main road connecting Macedonia with Thessaly and southern Greece. The tower (donjon), which overlooks the highway, is an imposing medieval fortress.

Important discoveries are the board of Hellenistic wall, that confirm the suggestion that on this position was the ancient Greek city Herakleion and the gate in the wall of the donjon. The core of the city Herakleion remains to be found, but it is posited that it is located on the northwest side of the castle's hill due to shells and coins found during recent excavations.
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  • We stopped here on our drive from Katerini to Larissa parking at the entrance and joined many others for the 1 km hike up the easy gravel trail. Lots of history; Bold walls started by the Franconian.....  more
    We stopped here on our drive from Katerini to Larissa parking at the entrance and joined many others for the 1 km hike up the easy gravel trail. Lots of history; Bold walls started by the Franconian.....  more »
  • We went there durinh our recent Easter holidays. A chepa entrance ticket, interesting surroundings but the view from the castle was the most captivating of all - it's worth the visit! 
    We went there durinh our recent Easter holidays. A chepa entrance ticket, interesting surroundings but the view from the castle was the most captivating of all - it's worth the visit!  more »
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  • Cool place and best view. But not much to visit. U cannot go inside
  • Very impressive. Mostly only walls. Everything is destroyed and sometimes dangerous. Big tower is closed for tourists. View from the top of the wall is very beautiful. Have made a lots of photos

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