The beautiful land of Plataea was already known since Homer & is located at the foot of the lush Mount Kitheronas. Because of its undeniable cultural heritage, the community bears its name.

High up stretches Kitheronaswith its rich flora and lower the vast plain. It is just 15km from Thivaand 60km from Athens.
Visitors can enjoy true hospitality and taste the local food offered at the traditional taverns of the village. Naturally, upon arriving in the village, one must take a really special tour of the ruins of ancient Plataea.

Specifically, parts of the fortification enclosure of ancient Plataea, some dating back to the 4th century BC and some dating back to prehistoric times, have been preserved. Some towers built in the enclosure are also preserved. Inside the fortress, specifically on the north-western side, there is the Doric temple of Hera, which in ancient times housed the statue of the goddess, sculpted by the famous sculptor Praxitelis. Also the foundations of the altar built by the Greeks after the Battle of Plataea, commissioned by the Oracle of Delphi, are preserved.
The Battle of Plataea in 479 BC is of great historical importance not only for the region of Viotia but also for the whole of Greece and even Europe, as historians believe that the victory of the Greeks in this battle saved Greek civilization. At the foot of Kitheronas, the battlefield has now been turned into an archaeological site.


The Battle of Plataea was a major event of antiquity and the site of the historic battle has been declared an archaeological site. Visible relics of the present site are the fortified enclosure of the ancient city, the Doric temple of Hera, the Xenonas (guesthouse) or Katagogion. Stone foundations were attributed to an altar in honour of Zeus while outside the walls there are findings of a cemetery.