gemsofgreece: The Byzantine village of Anávatos, Chios island,…

gemsofgreece:

The Byzantine village of Anávatos, Chios island, Greece. It is not known when Anávatos was founded but estimations point to the early 11th Century. Photo by Nicholas Mastoras. 

Most of the settlement was destroyed during the Massacre of Chios in 1822.  A 76 year old woman is the only resident of the village nowadays.