The last priest of the village, the blessed f.Efstathios Kouppas was an exemplar of a pure priest of the Cypriot countryside. He was ordained a clergyman and on the 16.12.34he became a deacon, on the 7.7.1935 a vicar from the metropolitan of Paphos Leontios.
He has studied for two years in the Kyrenia Gymnasium as a boarder in the metropolis of Kyrenia, he was taught Byzantine music, holy service and confessional work.
When f. Efstathios Kouppas returned to Platanistasa, brought up with the communion wine of his faith and country, he was surrendered with all the warmth of his heart to his clerical work. He officiated constantly, created a catechism movement and taught at the Sunday school of his community. He became a confessor for the young and old people and no one dared to approach the Holy Communion without being confessed first.
He played a leading part in the foundation of the Christian orthodox Institution ‘Archangel Michael’ and in the creation of the religious library and taught, with all his life, the Christ and Greece.
From his whole behaviour, he also set an example to his children too.One of his sons Modestos fell fighting in April 1941 I Greece at the fight against Nazism and fascism. His youngest son Savvas Papaefstathiou(komitis),during the liberating fight of 1955-1959 was a wanted guerilla and section head in the district of Paphos .His other three sons Theostirictos (excellent cantor),Simeon and Aristophanis ,took part in the same liberating fight and were held in prisons and detention rooms .F.Efstathios himself was recruited in EOKA and swore the fighters .Due to his whole national action ,he was arrested by the English and was kept in the detention rooms .F.Efstathios had also had two daughters ,Melpomeni and Maria who excelled for their morality and devoutness. He died on the 17th of July in 1970.