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Avgonyma

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This medieval village is situated at about 18 km west from Chios Town (Chora). It is said to be originated in the 11th century. As you can see from the photo above and below, the village does not have fortification wall, but its defensibility is obvious its high and dominant position, and the houses with few narrow openings.

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This village does not have particular monument, but its stone-made houses and narrow streets create a particular beauty. As it is situated on a road from Chios to Anávatos, many tourists make a stop here.

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Many houses are in ruin as in the photo below.

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Some houses were, however, restored and seem to be used as villa of the affluent people. The village is not close to the sea, but has a view to the Aegean (in the first photo, the blue behind the village is not sky, but the sea).

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Two photos of the windows. The photo left shows how thick is the wall. In the photo right, the wooden ceiling can be seen through the window.

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