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Ropoto

Ropoto in Trikala is located on the slopes of Karavoula in South Pindos and is scattered in 7 settlements within a radius of 7 km. Ropoto was transformed into an abandoned and deserted village in 2012 when part of the village was destroyed due to landslides. At first there was an attempt to rebuild the houses and the roads but the continuous landslides cancelled the project. As a result of the landslides, many houses were demolished or tilted, making it unsafe for residents to stay.

The village had around 300 houses and almost 800 residents, while today there is totally abandonded. Most of the villagers were engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry, while in the village there was a watermill and 4 traditional distilleries. The damage from the retreat of the ground is huge and the situation is constantly deteriorating. The phenomenon of subsidence in Ropoto is constantly evolving and worsens when it rains or when the snow melts, turning the place into a ghost village.