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Platamonas Fortress in Greece

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At the foot of the legendary Mount Olympus, on the sea coast, is the village of Platamonas. Not far from it there is a fortress of the same name, built in the XIII century.  

The height of the fortress walls reaches thirty meters. The location of the fortress is such that it is a border point   between the regions of Thessaly and Macedonia.

This Byzantine citadel originally belonged to the ancient city of Heraclius.   It was built by order of the Thracian king Boniface.

In the Middle Ages, the fortress was of great strategic and defensive importance. Platamonas is a prime example of Byzantine architecture. Quite a lot of tourists usually come here for   visiting this historical monument.

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