Kazaviti and Saint Panteleimon monastery
Kazaviti is one of the oldest villages on Thassos. You can not see it from the shore, and therefore is the only place that the pirates have not robbed, since they did not even know existed. In the past, it was divided into two parts (small and large): Megalo and Mikro Kazaviti. It is known for a very good school system. There can still be seen the remains of the old school, the church and the authentic stone houses with wooden porches.
Most residents of Kazaviti moved to a nearby Prinos, but in recent years there is a trend of returning and resurgence of this mountain village.
In the village there are several tavernas clustered in the central square, around the big screens with an unusual hole in the middle of the tree , which is known for its excellent food, especially lamb, which is prepared traditionally only here. Also, the village has built a few nice hotels and villas.
The nature that surrounds Kazaviti is beautiful.
If you decide to visit this village, it does not hurt to visit the monastery of St. Panteleimon is 4-5km away brand new road. The monastery church was built 1843rd from stone and wood. According to tradition, the workers who built the temple construction was started 3km from where it is today, but several times during the night all that they have built disappeared, along with their tools. They realized that a miracle happend. They saw footprints on the ground, followed them and came to the cave where they found their tools. Recognized that some higher power wants the monastery right here, next to the caves, there was raised. Otherwise, it is believed that in the aforementioned cave St. Panteleimon lived, which is why the temple was known by his name. From the ancient times in cave, and today, flows sacred spring. For centuries, people have come to this place to pray for the healing from St. Panteleimon. In 1987. this complex has gained the status of the monastery. Every year on 27th of July there is a festival organized in honor of Saint Panteleimon.