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Palia Vlachata

Palia Vlachata is located here

Approximately a 15 minutes drive away, above the village of Sami is the ruined village of Palia Vlahata, it was devastated by the earthquake which shook the island in 1953 forcing the surviving residents to quickly leave and move to Karavamylos.
If you manage to visit the area when there’s no one else around it is quite an eerie experience but very interesting too, wander round the narrow streets and have a look in the old dwellings – just take in the surroundings and try to imagine what life was like before the earthquake hit.
Every year in the summer it is home to the popular Saristra music festival, it is usually a 3 days event during August and attracts hundreds of revellers from all over Greece.
Many artists attend and music is played well into the early hours – not to missed if you’re a wild party animal 😉 keep up to date with their plans and line-up of artists for 2021 by following their Facebook page or visit their website here.

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