In this town you will be able to see weaving, tailors and artists creating carpets and fabrics which are completely authentic to the town. At almost every corner there is a weaving workshop, with a bent over weaver that will happily show you their work, all hand made.
More than cloths and the weaving, Anogia is a great place to escape the summer heat and find some cool places to hide from the Greek summer. The old Greece was somehow managed to maintain here. If you sit at a taverna or at a cafe, you will immediately understand what we mean.
As with many towns on the island, in Greece and across the globe, in this traditional town many of the young people have left. There are almost no young families and most of Anogia's residents are older citizens. Among these, the men are often dressed in traditional clothes and can be found in the town's squares, usually shaded under various trees like plum, fig or strawberry trees.
This happened during World War II, when a large majority of the town's youth helped British intelligence with information and espionage, against the Germany army that conquered the island.
The Nazis, when the cooperation with this group of locals with the British was exposed, responded in a mean and evil manner. The German soldiers burned the streets and killed at gunpoint all the men of the town. This is how the town was left burnt, with widows and father-less children.