Culture & People Architecture Traditional Buildings in Platres

Traditional Buildings in Platres

Platres is a very old village and is mentioned among the 119 villages of the Limassol district that existed during the Lusignan (Frank Rule, 1192-1489 AD) and the Venetian Era (1489-1571 AD).

The architecture of the village is unique at its kind and has been intensely influenced by the Europeans that chose the place as a holiday resort. These public buildings are very special and indicate the unique architecture on the area.

Police Station

Platres Police Station building. Built by the British and situated near Platres village square.

Platres Hospital (Rural Health Center)

Originally the building was used as a Gymnasium, now it serves on a Rural Health Centre for the Troodos area. It is located south of Platres near Faneromeni Church.

Community Council Offices Platres

The offices of the Platres Community Council are housed in an old two-storey building in front of the “Giorgos Seferis Hall”. There a re shops on the ground floor and on the 1st floor are the offices of the Council.

The old building of the Electricity Authority

The offices of the Electricity Authority are located next to the community council building. Built out of local stone around 1930 the building in currently in a very good condition and is used on the local offices of the Electricity Authority.

Courtesy of the Community Council of Platres

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