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Entrance from the South - East 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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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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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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Kiosk , Nestos

Kiosk Reaching the end of a long turn of the path and on a great spot for panoramic view, after walking for about 20 minutes, we are given the chance to examine the area from north to south and observe the great variety of the landscape a...

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Entrance 2, Abdera

The first Greek colonists arrived, to this Thracian corner, during the middle of the 7th century BC. Their origin was from Klazomenes, a city which existed on the coast of the land of Minor Asia and located opposite of the island of Chios. ...

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Byzantine era, Abdera

During the 14th century, around 1341-1346, Abdera, which during the Byzantine period was named as Polystylon, like all the other Thracian cities, faced the consequences of the civil war which erupted between Anna Palaiologina, widow of the ...

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