Places of Interest nearby
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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.
The magnificant old town of Craco.
Dinfo.gr listed Craco as one of the 41places you are unlikely to visit (but you should).
The village Craco near Matera