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Entrance from the North Side, Old Town of Xanthi

The city of Xanthi didn’t exist during ancient times. However during the Byzantine Empire, there was a city with the name Xanthia which was built on the hill north west of the present city of Xanthi. The name Xanthia first appears in 879 a...

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Entrance from the South Side, Old Town of Xanthi

The city of Xanthi didn’t exist during ancient times. However during the Byzantine Empire, there was a city with the name Xanthia which was built on the hill north west of the present city of Xanthi. The name Xanthia first appears in 879 a...

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Mitropoleos Square, Old Town of Xanthi

Starting from Mitropoleos square, today visitors can discover the most interesting parts of Xanthi’s Old Town. It is also the centre of important cultural events including the “Celebrations of the Old City” which are the most popular ones a...

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Baschetzis’ residence, Old Town of Xanthi

The building was built in 1880 by Constantine Bahtsetzis who was a gardener in profession and husband of the daughter of Thomas Kougioumtzoglou. The building was built on the land ruled by the heirs of Kougioumtzoglou family a land which wa...

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Athanasios Kougioumtzoglou - Melpo Merlie’s residence , Old Town of Xanthi

The building was built during the decade of 1890-1900, by the tobacco trader, prominent village elder and benefactor of the city, Athanasios Kougioumtzoglou. His great-grand daughter is Melpo Logothetis- Merlie, who was born in Xanthi in 18...

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George Papadopoulos’ residence , Old Town of Xanthi

The building is built, around 1906, by George Papadopoulos and his wife Kleoniki, nee Pilidis - Mazzini. Architectural description: This is a two-storey stone building with bold features of local architecture and austere appearance, without...

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Church of John the Baptist, Old Town of Xanthi

The Holy Cathedral of St. John the Baptist was built around 1839, by workers of Epirus, when bishop was Eugene. During this period, the reform decree of Sultan, the Hatt-i Serif, gave privileges to all, non-Muslim communities of the Ottoman...

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Galleries, Nestos

Galleries At the end of the 19th century, and during Ottoman Empire’s time, a difficult technical task got completed. T...

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