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Anavatos, Anavatos

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Anavatos (Greek: Ανάβατος) is a medieval, now abandoned, village on the Greek island of Chios, 16 km from Chios (town).

Created in the Byzantine era, probably by workers of the Nea Moni of Chios, the village was abandoned after the Massacre of Chios in 1822 and the earthquake of 1881.

Above the village stands the medieval fortress.
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  • A traditional village that was abandoned after the Turkish raids and that is being restored. Beautiful view, very interesting houses and a nice cafe/restaurant to sit and enjoy a meal. Definitely... 
    A traditional village that was abandoned after the Turkish raids and that is being restored. Beautiful view, very interesting houses and a nice cafe/restaurant to sit and enjoy a meal. Definitely...  more »
  • Unfortunately for us the medieval village of Avanatos which is perched high on a hill was not open to the public at the time of our visit due to ongoing renovation works. We were however able to view....  more
    Unfortunately for us the medieval village of Avanatos which is perched high on a hill was not open to the public at the time of our visit due to ongoing renovation works. We were however able to view....  more »
  • It is amazing that this village is still there on top of a mountain. The tragic history is something to never forget. 
    It is amazing that this village is still there on top of a mountain. The tragic history is something to never forget.  more »

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