Platres (Greek: Πλάτρες) or Pano Platres (Greek: Πάνω Πλάτρες) is a Μountainous village in Cyprus. It is located on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains and is one of the wine villages (Greek: κρασοχώρια, krasochoria).

Platres is the largest Troodos resort, situated about 5km from Troodos Square, 25 kilometers (16 mi) north-west of Limassol and 45 kilometers (28 mi) south-west of the capital Nicosia.

Platres is a very old village and is mentioned among the 119 villages of the Limassol district that existed during the Lusignan Era (1192-1489 AD) and the Venetian Era (1489-1571 AD). Platres is the principal hill resort of Cyprus. The town has a resident population of fewer than 300, but this can swell to 10,000 during tourist seasons.

The village is often called Pano Platres after the village of Tornarides, which is a smaller residential settlement situated some 3 km to the south-west, was renamed Kato Platres (Greek: Κάτω Πλάτρες; EnglishLower Platres). Locals still continue to refer to Pano Platres as just Platres.

On the way to Platres you can combine hiking by walking into the forrest and reach to Milomeris waterfalls , Mesa potamia waterfalls too
( you can see video below ).

Very nice choice Mesa Potamia and you dont need to walk a lot too like Caledonia Waterfalls

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