The ‘Atlantis of Crete’: The sinking village dips again (videos)

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The ‘Atlantis of Crete’: The sinking village dips again (videos)Cretans call it “the sunken village”, even though it refuses to sink all the way

The ancient village of Sfentyli is called by locals as the “Atlantis of Crete” since it is sinking slowly but inevitably into the waters in back of Aposelemis Dam, according to greekreporter.com.

One part of the Cretan village has sunk totally. Only the red tile roof and the white cross of the chapel of Agios Theodoros are still above water.

Two videos shot from a drone depict the gradual sinking of the abandoned village. One was shot in the summer of 2018 and the second only days ago.

Sfentyli is a mere 45 minutes from the island’s capital of Heraklion. Cretans call it “the sunken village”, even though it refuses to sink all the way. During long drought periods, the buildings emerge again from the water.

In the winter, following heavy rainfall, when the Aposelemis dam floods, Sfentyli sinks again, but not into oblivion, the report notes...

Watch the impressive videos from summer 2018...

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