Diligence: Chrysoula Naskou, Mata Christodoulopoulou, Sotiris Moutzourelis, Dionysis Mantas, Elena Christodoulopoulou
Design - Technical Diligence: Ilias Christodoulopoulos

(altitude 220 m., an area of 21 sq. km.)

Administratively the local community of Platanos belongs to the Municipality of Aigialeia. The 2001 census recorded 519 inhabitants, while in the 2011 census, only 259.

In the Platanos Community belong the settlements, Ano Potamia, Tsivlos, Corinthian balcony and inventoried separately. According to the census of 2001 Ano Potamia had 51 residents, Tsivlos 40 and Corinthian Balcony 31.

Geographically, Platanos belongs to the prefecture of Achaia and is bordered east by the river Krathis, west with the local community of Trapeza, south with the local community of Kalamias and north with local community of Paralia Platanou and the Corinthian Gulf. The distances between the neighboring Communities are small.

The distance from the sea is 1800 m. and everyone can comfortably reach the village by car or commuter train (when the Corinth-Patras line commuter will be completed), from all major urban centers following the old or New National Route. The distance is 24 km from Aigio, 155 km from Athens, and 12 km from Akrata (seat of the former municipality).

Driving to Patra via the NNR, you can rejoice the sudden appearance of undulating with gentle succession green hills, with scattered houses. Olive trees and sour trees decorate these hills in an altitude of 228 m. followed by the the forest that is located to the area of ‘Vigla’ and 'Lakka'.

Beautiful, proud village with wide view to Rumeli, breathing in the balanced combination of mountain and sea landscape.

The climate is mild and healthy. The mild winter, is hastily followed by spring, with a myriad of colors and fragrances. Next comes the cool summer with northwest winds (aka "maistra"), with the sea-land breeze that is maintained during the months of autumn.

Why visit Platanos

  • because is very close to Athens and even closer to Patras,
  • you can swim in diamond beaches,
  • you can enjoy the unparalleled view of the Corinthian Gulf,
  • you can walk through the picturesque narrow streets,
  • you can see and admire various neoclassical buildings,
  • you can visit the churches of "St. Andrew" and the "Ascension of the Lord",
  • you can enjoy very interesting and beautiful events of the cultural association "Pegasus",
  • you can taste the local products like the excellent olive oil from the olive groves of Platanos, the pure honey, product of traditional beekeepers of Platanos, the excellent citrus and the fresh vegetables, local dishes "beans with cabbages" locally aka "fasoulolachana", boiled vegetables with smells, Greek salad with capers, traditional pies" etc,
  • and last but not least, you can feel  the hospitality of Platanos...


What to look for

  • No garbage in the countryside
  • No pollution of the coast and the sea
  • No creation of fire outbreaks
  • Protect the environment
  • Support the local tradition
  • Enjoy and relax...



- The book of George. Kanellopoulos,  "History and Folklore of villages and settlements in the area of east Aigialeia-Kalavryta".
- The book of the teacher Sotirios G. Moutzourelis, "Platanos-Ano Potamia-Tsivlos, the Place and it’s People." (Publication  is an offer from Alexiou Ch. Siaflas. Distributed free until exhaustion of copies, by the Board of the cultural association "Pegasus").


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