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Xanthi

The town of Xanthi is surrounded from hills full of trees and Kosynthos rivers runs through the town and flows into Vistonida lake

The “Lady of Thrace” is world renown for its infamous tobacco. As a town, Xanthi evolves politicly and financially gradually. With the passage of time history was not forgotten, traditions not lost. The Clock which is dominant in the central square of the town unites the Old City with modern town that evolved in the 20th century.

The Old Town of Xanthi

A village well maintained and preserved. The Old Town of Xanthi started to be rebuilt in 1830 after two earthquakes in 1829. It prospered in the mid 90’s until the early 20’s, a period in which the tobacco trade flourished which occupied most of the population. Built on a hill, keeping its traditional form, it enchants the visitors and its residents every time they walk along the footpaths. It is one of Greece’s most traditional villages, which has been left untouched by the ravages of time and retains the elegance and grandeur.

The Old Town of Xanthi has great historical value . Characterized as a traditional settlement in 1978 and is one of the best preserved architectural ensembles throughout Macedonia and Thrace . The eclectic architecture , the Belle Époque , the effects of the Italian Renaissance, the German romanticism and neoclassicism Greek diffuse from one end to another. Visitors to the Old City walking the cobblestone streets will admire the masterfully houses of religion , education and art . Small squares reminiscent of bygone eras , buildings that tell the history of the city. All exude a sense of wealth and beautiful life, lived by those who lived here in past centuries . The trek to the Old City takes time to enjoy the splendor and simple beauty of the area.

 

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