Lost place “Dionysos Village”

If you drive east along the coast from Sitia you will see a little village at the sea side from the distance which looks different somehow.  Something looks wrong, somehow lost. We stopped at the closed gate to explore the story of the “Dionysos Village” …

Google gave us some hints: The place was built years ago as a 5 star hotel with individual designed apartments and financed with a “time share” model to a lot of different investors.
We could find some quotes on Tripadvsor from hotel guests up to 2016. Some comments on the net explain that the management left the project with the funds and the business model collapsed for the investors.

doesn’t look bad, but no people around
Some of the apartments need more than new paint
Main square
Sales office “closed”
A model of the complex seen through the window of the sales office
Water dripping in …
Pools waiting for maintainence
Overgrown path
But we found some people living and restoring their property in the complex, even a dog and a cat watched us walking around.
The souvenir shop
The pharmacy just closed ….
Flower of the day

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