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A Beautiful, Eerie and Sad Site!

Anavatos is a one-of-a-kind site to visit. What must have taken place here when Greece fought from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
concord nh
A great place to visit!

There are no inhabitants here except Smaragda! In the summer a few more people come (5-6 maybe... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Eleni H
Ancaster, Canada
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Omiroupolis, 821 00, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anavatos is a one-of-a-kind site to visit. What must have taken place here when Greece fought from it's independence from the Ottoman Empire must have been horrendous. The village is located in a spectacular area of the island, high on a mountain with cliffs on...More

1  Thank crazyh
Reviewed 15 August 2018

There are no inhabitants here except Smaragda! In the summer a few more people come (5-6 maybe). There is a cafe at the entrance to the village. It s nice to walk among the abandoned homes and imagine how it would have been like.

Thank Eleni H
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

A village built on the top of a hill. Unique. The view is breathtaking. It’s an abandoned village but this makes is more fascinating! Don’t miss it.

Thank Ireneacav
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Unbelievable architecture in the top of the rocks. Only admired from the foot of the hill, but it is truly fascinating. Go there.

Thank handy06
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Anavatos is a Byzantine village dating back to 13th century. It is abandoned after Ottoman strike in 1822 against the uprising of the inhabitants of the island and other Greek people that came from other Aegean islands. It is located at the end of a...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Visit this place if you are in Chios. The ruins and the story of it gives you the chills. We visited in winter so there was not even a cafe. Not very suitable to visit with small children since the paths are dangerous.

1  Thank Öyküm G
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Breathtaking views, tragic history, where women threw themselves off the sharp, steep cliffs with their children to avoid being kidnapped.

1  Thank Kensi B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Even when you are close enough, you are unable to undentify the village from the stone mountain. It reflects an unkown history of Greece and the slaughter of locals during the revolution of 1821 against Turkish. You would be always wonder, How the did it...More

Thank gdgreece2016
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Anavatos is really breath taking. An old settlement that is already a ghost town. One of the attractions that one should never miss.

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This uninhabited medieval village is hidden high in the mountains, and was built entirely of local stone to camouflage it from the Ottoman invaders. Walking the narrow pathways between the stone buildings is very surreal. Definitely worth seeing! If you do take the trek out...More

Thank UncleGus32
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23 July 2016|
Response from Mehmet Y | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you still need, I would start with Chios but you need to come bacl for Samos later on. ;)