Municipality of Platanias, in an effort to protection and promote ancients olive trees of the area, has done several actions to emergence two of the oldest olive trees at Palia Roumata and Ipsomeni Elia at Vatolakos.
Both trees have been declared as monumental olive trees an along with the ancient olive tree of Vouves, there will be an attempt to get the “Europa Nostra” award by the European Union.
The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards was launched in 2002 by the European Commission and has been organised by Europa Nostra since then.
The Prize promotes excellence, inspires through the “power of example” and stimulates the exchange of best practices in the heritage field across Europe.
It also aims to communicate to the general public the beauty and the economic and social value of our cultural heritage.
The Prize honours every year up to 30 outstanding heritage achievements from all parts of Europe.
Up to seven are selected as Grand Prix laureates and one receives the Public Choice Award, chosen in an online poll. All the winners receive a certificate as well as a plaque or trophy.
The Grand Prix laureates also receive 10,000 Euros each.