Mikro Horio

Mikro Horio, Tilos: Address, Phone Number, Mikro Horio Reviews: 4.5/5

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Jongleurgirl
England, UK795 contributions
The footpath, whilst rough underfoot, is easy to follow. The ruins are interesting to walk around and the Byzantine church with the frescoes was a highlight, although difficult to find. Wear good footwear and take plenty of water.
Written June 7, 2022
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MartinDee
London, UK921 contributions
The town of Mikro Chorio (Horio) was abandoned in the 1950’s when the wells ran dry and many people moved away to find work on the mainland. It makes for an eerie sight as you approach. The only signs of life now are a church and the restored building that serves as the Mikro Chorio Bar over the summer months.
The area is now mostly inhabited by skiterish goats, who walk around the derelict buildgings like townsfolk going about their daily business.

It is certainly a wonderful place to wander. Most houses are just empty shells but there are the occasional signs of habitation, such as a chair or two, suggesting you might wish to stop a while. Perhaps Mikro Chorio is missing its people and is willing them to return.

You can walk there from Livadia in about 40mins or take the bus half way. Straight up the main road from Livadia then follow the signs to the Mikro Chorio bar.
Written December 13, 2020
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Dean G
Telford, UK1 contribution
Couples
Fantastic evening at a wonderful location. Very atmospheric place to enjoy a few Ouzos and met some great people as well. The staff are amazing. I left my phone on the minibus which was a little stressful. I made contact with them and my phone was returned to me within 20 minutes. I can’t thank you enough.
Written July 8, 2022
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Perek24
Ashford, UK276 contributions
My wife who loves walking decided we'd walk up here from Livadia, we missed the first footpath so we walked up the road then picked up the 2nd footpath which is clearly marked with red paint dots. Finally got to the semi deserted village yet we did stop on the way to take in the ruins on the way up. Well worth the walk and on the way down we did pick up all the footpaths so we missed all the road walking. Not much to see as most of the houses are derelict, yet you do get the feel of how it was. Oh the view is fantastic.
Written September 18, 2021
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nkrusharova
Sofia, Bulgaria10 contributions
Couples
Ghost town - deserted stone houses and nothing else. Unpaved road for the last one mile. Only 2 houses may have in summer owners. Bar opens at 11 p.m.
Written July 19, 2020
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Riitta S
Rhodes, Greece3 contributions
Solo
Mikro Chorio is a village which was left by its habitants some 50 or more years ago. Now it's in ruins but worth of seeing. Very much so. The church of Mikro Chorio is still well kept and there are now - at the moment - 4 buildings remade. But Mikro Chorio doesn't make you sad, even if you see the ruins of the old houses. It makes you think about the time when it was lively, full of people. It makes you think, how they have been living there many years ago. And now, the view from Mikro Chorio is simply beautiful. - In the summer time there is a disco with nice music. Yes, I visited it once. And it was just fantastic. It happend to be a night with full moon! Takes your breath away. - Go to Mikro Chorio when you are in Tilos! It gives you something, It gives you a wonderful feeling!
Written October 7, 2013
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Eoko P
Rhodes Town, Greece6 contributions
Friends
A unique bar that has preserved the abandoned village and offers a fantastic and mystical scenery where you can have your drink and enjoy a great view of the traditional village. They really deserve my congratulations.

PS. Don't forget there is a free bus to the bar and back !!
Written July 7, 2014
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David D
Devon, UK16,669 contributions
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Wednesday 12th June and we visited this old deserted hillside town which is situated about 2.5 kilometres, by road, from Livadia, on the road to Megalo Chorio.

Along the road there is a signpost indicating that Micro Chorio is 1 kilometre from that point along the road towards Amali, a turning was on the left just after the sign. We took this turning and headed down the road.

We did actually drive past the turning for Mikro Chorio, it was only a dirt track road, we were expecting a sign, but there was not one there. Eventually we took the dirt track we did not get very far as it was blocked with piles of sand along it, we assumed remedial works were to commence soon.

We parked the car and started to walk up the steep track up to Mikro Chorio. It took us a good 15 minutes to get there, but it was made exciting as the ruins and the Church became clearer and more defined as we neared.

It was a rather eerie and haunted, ghost town feeling as we walked through the partially or ruined remains of what were once people's homes. A couple of buildings have been repaired and one of them opens up as a bar during the summer. It was not open when we visited.

One of the outstanding features amongst the ruins was the Church with its whitewashed walls, bell tower and red wavey terracotta roof tiles, it was also not open.

It certainly was deserted we were the only people there.

To get here there is a pathway walk from Livadia, there is no bus service, so car or motor cycle are the only alternatives.
Written June 16, 2019
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland23,666 contributions
One of the best things to do on Tilos is a circular walk from Livadia up to the abandoned village of Mikro Chorio (1h), then down to the lovely beach of Lethra (1 1/2h) and from there back to Livadia (another 1 1/2h). With plenty of time for discoveries in the ghost village and ample time for swimming one can make it a full day program.

The houses of Mikro Chorio were only deserted after the 1950's, thus the walls are usually quite well preserved, just the roofs and all the door and window frames are missing. At one time about 750 people were living up here. It is called 'small village' in Greek in contrast to the still functioning 'big village', Megalo Chorio, the islands capital. That the inhabitants left their mountain settlements for one's by the coast, in this case Livadia, is quite a common Greek phenomenon of the years after WW II.

Today very few houses have been restored. One functions as a nightly bar in summertime. The most conspicuous building is the whitewashed Panagia church (19th century) with a typical white and black pebbles mosaic in front. It is usually closed. This applies also to the cemetary chapel 'Timia Zoni' (Dormition of the Virgin), which according to an inscription by the Byzantine Ephorate dates from 1787. Through barred windows one can see that there are frescoes inside. Further up are the ruins of a tower from the time of the Knights of St.John.

For the views it also makes sense to walk up to the ridge above the ghost village, while especially by the fields below the ruined houses I saw nice old stone mills, but surprisingly hardly any round threshing floors, which one normally encounters quite often in the countryside of Greek Islands.

Written November 26, 2018
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zlagter
Gentofte, Denmark39 contributions
Couples
Weird to see the abandoned houses and then find a well preserved house (used as an bar) in the middle of the city.

Nice to have the possibility to walk all over and explore for your self. But they should take the time to clean up the place.
To much garbage destroy the feeling and ruin many good photo opportunities.
So the city could be more knowned if they did a small effort.
Written July 25, 2018
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