Ithaca Platrithias Village
Platrithias Village Ithaca: Platrithias lies at an altitude of 100 meters above the sea level, about 20 km north from Vathy, the capital of Ithaca, and 3 km from Stavros village.
The village is inhabited since the prehistoric ages and stands at the most fertile area of Ithaca. Its population reaches 200 inhabitants most of whom are engaged in agriculture and farming. Platrithias consists of traditional white houses with beautiful Venetian details and elegant neoclassical buildings, which have survived the major earthquake in 1953.
In the 16th century, people from Exogi village came up here and started cultivating the land.On the eastern side of the village, right at the top of the hill is 19th century Church of Taxiarchon. On the western side of Platrithias village is Melanidros spring flows famous for its therapeutical properties.
On the western coast of the Aphales, the largest bay in Ithaca, you will find a few stunning coves for swimming. Only 1km from Platrithias is an interesting folklore museum that hosts many exhibits like tools, utensils, furniture and other bits and pieces. It is dedicated to the economic activity and local tradition of Ithaca.
Platrithias village proposes some nice accommodation while there are also cafes and food supply stores. The local festivities take place in the central square of the village with food, live performances and music.