Anavatos is built on a steep rock in the center of the island and it has been named by many as the “Mystras” of the Aegean. It is a remote, desolate castle village which is 15 kilometers away from the city of Chios.

Anavatos was one of the major strongholds of the Greek Revolution and its inhabitants fought heroically for the liberation of the island. The most heroic moment in the history of the town was during the massacre of Chios, when the women of the village committed suicide by falling in the abyss in order not to be captured by the Turks.

It is worth making a stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of Anavatos in order to admire the traditional architecture of houses. The church of Megalos Taxiarhis with the rare photographs as well as with the famous “Triorofo” is located near the gate of the village and is the most important sight of the town.

Finally, in a majestic green cove close to Anavatos is hidden the beach of Elinda with its crystal blue waters and fine sand.

  • Adres: Anavatos Chios
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