Old villages

Exploring old villages

A few villages in the area date back to over 600 years ago and are a must visit once you are here. The old construction methods are impressive and the water system that supplies the whole village is carefully designed so that even in dry periods there is enough water.

Some of the villages are completely abandoned due to an earthquake that happened decades ago. The survivors rebuilt their village a few kilometers further on a safer location and with use of better construction techniques and materials. The old village remained, although partly collapsed, and is still a popular place to go for holidays and festivities. It is worth visiting to have a glimpse of how families lived hundreds of years ago.