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Municipality
Location type: Municipality
Number of texts: 4
3 stars
Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

Craco is a jumbled stone ghost town that looks like it might just slide down a cliffside. Built in the 8th century, the chaotically-stacked dwellings were created to be easily defensible from a barbarian horde. While this strategy was effective against raiding barbarians, it was less so against attacks by Mother Nature, and in 1991, the historic town finally suffered a landslide that forced the remaining inhabitants from the site. It is now a precarious ghost town that still sees tourists and religious festivals using the crumbling streets.

Linked characteristics: Peculiar, Spectacular, Did you know...
Linked themes: Natural disasters, Geology, Geography

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Made by Dromos | Reference Idéfix
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The magnificant old town of Craco.

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Made by Dromos | Reference Idéfix
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Dinfo.gr listed Craco as one of the 41places you are unlikely to visit (but you should).

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The village Craco near Matera

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