Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Greece  /  Northeast Aegean Islands  /  Chios  /  Anavatos

Anavatos, Anavatos

#5 of 58 in Things to do in Chios
Landmark · Tourist Spot
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.

To visit Anavatos and other attractions in Anavatos, use our Anavatos holiday maker.
Create an itinerary including Anavatos
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Anavatos reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
210 reviews
  • 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 »
  • A fantastic fortified village on top of an, as it looks, impregnable mountain peak. Well, finally the turks succeded, which created damage and manslaughter of the village and its inhabitants. Very...  more »
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance