A few words about Kazaviti..
In the western part of the island and at a distance of 4km from Prinos, perched at the mountainside lies the oldest village in the area, “Kazaviti”.
Divided into Small (Mikro in Greek) and Large (Megalo in Greek) Kazaviti, built opposite each other both boast wonderful sea views.
Starting the tour from the village of Prinos, “Mikro Kazaviti” is the first village one meets, where nature blends harmoniously with its small stone-built houses. Interesting sites to visit are the church of Saint Georgios and the stone theatre, where a festival showcasing traditional music and dance events, is organised during summer, called ‘Kazavitiana’.
Located about 400m away, following a lush route among linden, chestnut and walnut trees, oaks and bushes, you have reached “Megalo Kasaviti”.
Memorable image on every visitor’s mind, the small canyon filled with water and plane trees leads to the village’s square, with the old plane tree standing in the middle and the small tavernas all around, oasis of aromas and flavors.
All paved paths are branching from the square through to the traditional neighborhoods, where one can stop and stare at the historic old mansions and the church of the Twelve Apostles, with its tall bell tower, the wooden staircase leading to it, the wood-carved ceiling and the chapel of “Zoodohos Pigi”, all built during the Ottoman Occupation.
Just above Kazaviti lies the chapel of Saint Ioannis which celebrates every year on 29th of August with plenty of food and wine.
In recent years, foreigners gave life to this abandoned village, impressed by the village’s natural beauty having bought and restored some of the houses.
This is the most typical and beautiful example of a mountainous village in north Greece, a place unaltered by time and a wonderful destination for travelers seeking ingenuous and authentic beauty.