Platania village is a balcony surrounded by greenery. The view of the mountain and the valley across the village is magnificent. There are small white-washed houses with gardens, two Italian buildings (the police department and a warehouse) and a taverna. Six kilometers further, on the way to Apollona village, you can find the starting point of a 16-kilometer dirt road, which ends at Laerma. It is one of the most beautiful forest trails on the island.