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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 is abandoned since the Massacre of Chios in 1822 and the earthquake of 1881.

Above the village stands the medieval fortress.

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  • It is amazing that this village is still there on top of a mountain. The tragic history is something to never forget.  more »
  • An abandoned village just on a cliff. Recommended to feel the sad history of the island. Climbing through the streets is not so hard.You can spend 30-45 minutes here.  more »

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