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Adravasti

 

 
 

 

Adravasti by Palekastro

This village belongs to the Itanos Municipality. The origin of the name is unknown, perhaps it is derived from a family name. It is not mentioned in the 1583 census, but it is believed to have been razed with other villages during Turkish pirate raids in 1471 AD and later re­established after the 16th century. Το the west of the settlement is the hill of Endichtis (560m) which was believed to have been the site of a peak sanctuary. Excavations in 1972 however proved that this could not have been so. Various things such as loom weights, a whetstone and clay spindle whorls were collected, but not one single figurine, which seems to exclude the possibility of this spot having been a shrine. So it must be regarded rather as a simple habitation.

Adravasti is 36 km from Sitia, 2 km from Zakros and 16 from Palekastro.

From the book "Sitia", N. Papadakis, Archaeologist, 1983

Traditional Villages in Eastern Crete
Traditional Villages in Eastern Crete
Traditional Villages in Eastern Crete
The smallest yard with the finest tree
House recently renovated according to the order of the natural environment
Fig trees sprout up from the old houses
 
Traditional Villages in Eastern Crete
Traditional Villages in Eastern Crete
Traditional Villages in Eastern Crete
WC far from the settlement !
The upper uninhabited neighbourhood of the village
The feature of the village is the beautiful yards in green.
 
Traditional Villages in Eastern Crete
Traditional Villages in Eastern Crete
Traditional Villages in Eastern Crete
View to the south from the top of the village
Steps that simply lead to... the mountain
Trim arbors offer rich shadow in summer
Traditional Villages in Eastern Crete
Traditional Villages in Eastern Crete
Traditional Villages in Eastern Crete
View to the north
Combination of blue and green in pure white
The orthodox temples loom characteristically over the traditional face of the cretan villages
 
Unlimited marvelous view to the east on the new way from Adravasti to Karidi. (At the background you see Karoumes Bay.)

 

 
 
 

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