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This is the temple of Saint Athanassios in the deserted village of Palaios (old) Platanos.

The village's history written on a plaque in the village entrance:
"In the 16th century residents from South Almiros and Ancient Alos immigrated to Platanos because of a plague disease. During the war against the Ottoman Empire, the village was burned down three times, in 1821, 1833 and 1854. In 1878 Palios Platanos was fully destroyed from the Ottoman army. In 1897 a part of the village was once again burned. During the 2nd World War, the Italian army was the last to fully burn Palios Platanos. In 1960 the village was deserted. Its residents moved to a new location, where the new village Platanos was built".

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