Plataria

Plataria is a coastal village in the prefecture of Thespro-tia, the former province of Thyamis, Greece. It is located in the south of Igoumenitsa in the homonym bay. Accord-ing to the last administrative division (Kallikratis scheme) Plataria is the seat of the municipal community of Sivota of the municipality of Igoumenitsa. Its population in 1928 was 128 inhabitants and in 2001 it numbered 955 inhabitants. Since 1930 Plataria has a high school.
Plataria is a classic example of a highly developed touris-tic area with many beautiful features. Ideal for family vacations, it also features a handful of good deals on lodging and dining. The Plataria bay stretches from very near the start of Egnatia Highway and terminates close to Sivota.
There are two versions regarding the origin of the name “Plataria”: 1) The first version is that Plataria is named as such because of the presence of the plain area. In Greek, «πλατύ» means plain area, hence “Πλαταριά». 2) The second version is that Plataria was named after an old large plane tree («πλάτανος» in Greek), which exists today and a small portion of it is still preserved.

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