Thassos revizitat 8. Sate de munte: Kazaviti

Satul care mi-a placut cel mai mult se numeste Kazaviti sau Megalo Prino. La doar 4 km de Prinos (pe soseaua principala – numit candva Kalyves si unde mai traiest maslinii urmasi ai celor plantati de fenicieni acum 3000 de ani), pe o vale inverzita si racoroasa, agatate de costele muntelui se vad casele din Kazaviti.
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 Kazaviti sau Megalo Prino
Sunt atat de bine ascunse vederii de pe mare de catre vegetatia bogata, incat piratii nu au descoperit niciodata locul.

Chiar la intrarea in sat, ne intampina un fel de han, acum pustiu.

Dupa 1950, satul a fost aproape complet parasit, pentru a fi redescoperit in anii ’80 de catre strainii care cautau atmosfera traditional greceasca. Acestia au cumparat case darapanate pe care le-au renovat admirabil, facand din Kazaviti un sat cochet, unde la umbra platanilor batrani din centru, cele doua taverne iti ofera diverse bunatati, insotite de un paharel de raki sau de ouzo. In afara de proprietarii satelor, acum cei mai multi turisti care vin aici sunt greci.

Dupa ce am mancat niste sarmalute in foi de vita si fasole cu bob mare, la cuptor, am plecat sa exploram putin satul. Un indicator ne indruma spre Biserica 12 Apostoli.

Din pacate, ceea ce am gasit a fost o bisericuta ce parea parasita, iar nelipsitul lacat trona pe poarta. A trebuit sa ma multumesc cu o fotografie facuta printre zabrele.

 intrarea in Biserica 12 Apostoli

Pe stradutele inguste, multe in panta, am descoprit cu incantare mici detalii care aratau grija deosebita pentru estetica si pentru respectarea traditiei locale.

Thassos Revisited 8. Mountain Villages: Kazaviti
The mountain village which I liked the most is named Kazaviti or Megalo Prino. It hangs on the mountain coast, not more than 4 km from Prinos, which is on the main road (Prinos was once named Kalyves, and here you may see a continuous culture of olive trees, since 3000 years ago, when the Phoenicians planted the first ones).

After 1950, the village was almost completely deserted, until the ‘80s, when foreigners rediscovered the village in their search for tradition and tranquility. On the green valley, they bought houses in bad condition and renovated them, making of this place a little jewel. Now here come mostly Greeks, who appreciate the cool air during the summer.
There are few tavernas in the center, where one can eat traditional meals, and drink a raki or an ouzo.
After we ate stuffed vine leaves and white bean in the oven, we went to discover whatever could be seen. Unfortunately, the old 12 Apostles church was closed, but I discovered a lot of lovely details. I leave to you to judge if this village deserves a visit.

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