Kymi: Roads buried in mud

The road to Kymi, on the east coast of Evia, is dangerous and treacherous. Mountain villages look as though they have been bombed, while Kymi’s harbor town – without telephone lines for days – seems threatened by water. Mud and stones have buried parts of one lane of the Kymi coastal road. The village of Latses resembles Meteora, since the soil has been washed away from the foundations of the houses, which seem to be suspended in midair on narrow bases. The village has also been cut off from Platanas – a central municipal division of Kymi – since the dirt track that connects the two settlements has been destroyed and access is only via the damaged coast road. Just as tough is the ascent up from Kymi harbor to Kymi town, where landslides on the oldest road in Kymi – dating to Otto’s times – give the impression that the cliffs have moved inward.

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