Paralia Platanou (i.e. Platanos Beach, Παραλία Πλατάνου in Greek), lies on the seashore exactly below Platanos village, yet with time the plain name 'Platanos' (without the geographical term 'Paralia') has been attributed more to the village on the beach rather than to the original village above which is for a long time now commonly referred to as 'Pano' or 'Ano' (for Upper) Platanos. The entrance to the village is found shortly after Kryoneri Bay on the 155th km of the Old National Corinth-Patras Road and the exit roughly about 3 km further down along it.
Paralia Platanou is three times the size and twice the population of its mother village, owing its development to its proximity to the seashore and hence to the large number of people who visit it on a regular basis in the summer as well as in Easter holidays and Christmas.
The village itself (in architectural and aesthetic terms) is nothing very special but the landscape really pays off! Except for a couple of fairly good beaches within its coastline, one can find some great ones at Avgolemono (153rd km), Liontari (160th km) and the Neighbouring Punta Beach, below Trapeza village.
In Platanos there are four Taverns ['Paralia'(alias Trahanas), 'Ippokampos'(alias Giannakos), 'Folia'(alias Panagis) and 'Agapi'] and the beautiful Cafe-Restaurant 'Ostria' (alias Lykourgos) which is also the main daytime gathering place. For wild days and nights out, the cozy beach club 'Corral' (about 2 km outside Platanos towards Diakofto) is an ideal proposal.
Platanos is famous for its natural Artesian (Springing) water and Λιοντάρι (Liontari, i.e. a natural rocky formation in the shape of a lion (or buffalo some say..) at the Western end of the village horizon which is approximately the size of a two-storey house and stands on the edge of the mountain slope rising from the sea above the Old National Road level.