Above And Beyond...

By BobsBlips

Ghost Town

After dropping our friends at Heraklion Airport, Crete at 10.30am, we headed to Kalami Village about five miles on the outskirts of Viannos (GPS: N:  35.14724  E: 25.29540) It's not well publicised as a tourist thing and we were told about it by a local. It's hard to find, too, hence the coordinates!

It was deserted in the mid 1970's to make a dam but the plan was abandoned. Today it's a ghost town although a couple of inhabitants remain. Most of the houses are just abandoned and you can walk in and see things they left behind, like the photo's I saw on a table in one of the houses. A ledger in a factory shows the last entry as 1975. What's very strange is the church in the middle of the town is immaculate but everything else is ramshackle.

The one extra shows a street, and the other a look through the front door of another deserted house. Very Eerie. Some houses are cleaned out, others just left in a state and some locked, sort of mirroring society.

We got back to the apartment just before 3pm (Crete time) for me to watch the England v Panama World Cup Match which England won 6-1! We're through to the knock-out stages....again  :)

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