The visitors who travel in Pelion- Pilio peninsula should visit the beautiful traditional village – Tsagkarada in order to be impressed by a unique nature phenomenon – 2 giant old Platanus trees that grow there. In the Agia Paraskevi church square stands a Platanus giant tree of more than thousand years. The circumference of its trunk is about 17.5 meters.
Its trunk split to several giant branches which grow up and to its sides. Not far from it stands another Platanus tree, only eight hundred years old, that its trunk’s circumference is 14 meters.
The tree branches are heavy and full of leafs that turn yellow during autumn, fall in winter and grow again in spring. During summer the green leafs create a shadow on most of the square. The visitors are astonished by the ancient trees that never stopped growing.