Monday, April 5, 2010

Anavatos...the Ghost Town

Anavatos village was built on a huge cliff, almost 500 meters above the sea. The cliff has steep sides, not allowing access to the village from either the south or the west. The only access to the village was through a well hidden road on the north side, a village that was almost a fortress. Inside over 400 houses could be found on narrow streets with flat roofs and low doors. Sadly, in 1822 there was a terrible slaughter that killed almost the entire population - and those who weren't killed by the invaders killed themselves rather than let themselves be captured. The city was abandoned and now sits as a lonely outpost, overlooking the peaceful valley below. 

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