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"Cherry festival – Platanos, Arcadia
The cherry festival takes place in May every year at Platanos village-Prefecture of Arcadia
Platanos is built on the slopes of Parnonas, based on a verdant ravine at an altitude of 440 m. It is about 60km away from Naplio. The beautiful, unspoilt natural environment of chestnut, pine and fir trees make the enviroment majestic make the village picturesque and it is declared as a traditional settlement.
Traditional neatly houses, narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed, it has lush & several trees such as pears, cherries and walnuts and abundant waters compose the village and ultimate serenity and tranquility.
Indeed, the unique microclimate of the region favors the coexistence of vegetation rarely found such as: vines, pines, firs, olive, oak trees and rich variety of herbs.
In that cherry festival we can find handcrafted sweet cherry pies, & tastes based on cherry made and offered from housewives of Platanos.
We can enjoy also the traditional souvlaki & roast pig, with abundant and exquisite wine.
Around the village there are many paths in nature to explore.
One suggested-remarkable route:
** Platanos-Lepida’s Waterfalls-Platanos
Starting point: Platanos village
Distance : 5 km
Ways of crossing: Οn foot
Main sights: River trekking,luxuriant vegetation, impressive 40m, high waterfalls
This path leads to Lepida’s Waterfalls.The path starts about 1km away from the village. It’s a small but beautiful route that goes through & across the river.
We can enjoy the river trekking with the luxuriant area vegetation through the plain trees & in our left & right side the foothills of the mountain full of fir trees.
When we reach the waterfalls the view is amazing.The waters flows with momentum from 40m high & under from the waterfall, there is formed a small blue lake perfect for swimming!
You will never forget this route..it is like a fairytail!…& this cherry festival is a perfect causation, for activities in nature & an excellent opportunity to know the local culture & customs.
Αn other nice one festival that organised from the locals at Platanos village, is the Full Moon Festival.
It happens to celebrate the best full moon of the year. The August full moon with latin & rock music.