Statos

Published 16th of June, 2018

Statos is unusual, as abandoned villages go. People deserted it not because of inter-communal fighting, but because of the threat of landslides. And then, no sooner had they emptied, some of the abandoned buildings were repopulated. Were villagers returning, or had outsiders moved in, prepared to take the risk of landslide?

Approaching from the Panagia to Statos - Agios Fotios Road

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To get to Statos, you can either come from Choulou or Panagia. Actually, that's not true. There is an offroad track from Kannaviou as well. I will post a video of that route later, when I have finished processing it.

Empty and Not-so Empty

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From some angles, Statos looks pretty much like a typical village. It is worth mentioning that there is another abandoned village nearby, Agios Fotios. People left that for the same reason. Together, they formed the new village: Statos - Agios Fotios, which you can find further up the hill. Don't worry though, Agios Fotios will get its own blog, complete with a cute dog.

Abandoned?

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Is this place abandoned or inhabited? It could be somewhere that only opens in the hunting season, for instance.

For Sale

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And this place is for sale, according to the little sign on those shutters. However, I think the sign has been there a long, long time.

Taxi!

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And I certainly wouldn't want to hire that to take me anywhere.

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