Platamonas Beach Sunset Greece
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Platamonas Beach Sunset Greece

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A: Platamon Port at Night Summer Thunderstorm Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 1.4 km away

Platamon Port at Night Summer Thunderstorm Greece

B: Platamonas Baywatch Station Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 1.9 km away

Platamonas Baywatch Station Greece

C: Problita Platamona

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 2.0 km away

This photo was taken from the wave breaker situated to the North of the Platamon resort. This area ha...

Problita Platamona

D: Agios Konstantinos Kai Eleni Small Church Platamon

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 2.4 km away

One of the more picturesque churches in Platamon is that of St. Constantine & St. Heleni, situate...

Agios Konstantinos Kai Eleni Small Church Platamon

E: Amolofoi Sea and Beach Neoi Poroi Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 2.7 km away

Amolofoi Sea and Beach Neoi Poroi Greece

F: Amolofoi Bridge Neoi Poroi

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 3.2 km away

At the end of Neoi Poroi summer resort this beautiful location emerges out of nowhere hidden away by ...

Amolofoi Bridge Neoi Poroi

G: Platamon Castle Near Vila Moskof

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 3.3 km away

Standing on the old train line (which was decomissioned 6 years ago) near the castle of platamon. Fro...

Platamon Castle Near Vila Moskof

H: Platamon Castle Morning View

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 3.6 km away

The castle of Platamon is a fortress-town of the middle Byzantine period (10th century A.D.). It lies...

Platamon Castle Morning View

I: Platamon Castle North Wall View 02 Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 3.8 km away

Platamon Castle North Wall View 02 Greece

J: Platamon Castle Church B Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 3.9 km away

Platamon Castle Church B Greece

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