Anavatos, Chios

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  • Abandoned medieval village, with stone houses one with the other. It is worth visiting in order to see what the medieval villages in Chios were like. Unique view of the sea
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  • Accommodation at Avgonima, which is a few miles away, Anavatos was one of the first things my wife and I saw on the island. It is better to visit it early in the morning (as we did) or pour evening. In our case we were alone, immersed in the silence of the ruined houses, in a surreal atmosphere... The main building, located at the highest point, is accessible and the inner walls are observed for the recent masonry consolidation with injections. It would be worth a general security intervention, because at this step and destined to disappear permanently... certain that the state of abandonment contributes to its charm... Visit him!
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  • It was a village built on the edge of a cliff on the hills during byzantine times in 1300-1350. A village built like a fortress in a circle of walls to protect itself from pirate attacks. On the edge of the cliff, the watchtower can see the dangers that may come from the surrounding beaches, while the surrounding stones are used in a way that is not noticeable when viewed from the sea. But its true story is the events of 1822. Some of those who fled the soldiers who came to suppress the rebellion fled to this village, thinking that some of them could not be reached to the nearby monastery. But when the soldiers come here, hundreds of people commit suicide by jumping off cliffs to avoid getting their hands on it. From that day on, the village is abandoned and no one lives. A major earthquake soon caused the ceilings of some houses to collapse. But even so, I'd say it's still well preserved. It's a very impressive place. I would definitely recommend it to be seen.
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