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Entrance from Antika Square , 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 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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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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Metropolis’ Cathedral, Old Town of Xanthi

The building was built during the Ottoman Empire in the period of 1870 - 1890, by workers of Epirus and was donated, to the Greek Community of Xanthi. Probably, later, it becomes property of the local church by donation. Architectural desc...

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Pamouktsoglou mansion, Abdera

Pamouktsoglou Mansion At Abdera, in the modern estate, visitors can see buildings from the period of the Ottoman rule. There are several scattered architectural finery which manage to survive, such as the Pamouktsoglou Mansion as shown. ...

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Archaeological site , Abdera

At the unique hilly and rocky ground, at the sandy shores of the Thracian land, opposite the island of Thassos, and between the Nestos Delta and the Lake Vistonida, the first colonists of the region who came from Klazomenes of Asia Minor at...

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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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