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On Foot - Xanthi

The old town of Xanthi: Built amphitheatrically in late 19th century, Xanthi stands out for the picturesque paved alleys, restored manor houses, neoclassical buildings and traditional edifices, which were built by craftsmen coming from western Macedonia and Epirus and combine the local and Ottoman architecture. The Town Hall, built in 1830 by Jewish tobacco trader Moyses, is one of the first buildings you will see in the old town. In Orfeos street you will see the Municipal Library housed in an old town building and nearby the Folklore Museum of the Progressive Association of Xanthi housed in the manor houses of tobacco traders Athanasios and Pantelis Kougioumtzoglou. The mural paintings of the Museum where made by German painters. Not far from the Folklore Museum you will find the Metropolis Square. The cathedral of Aghios Ioannis Prodromos (St John the Baptist) is a three-aisled basilica built in 1839. The three-story bell tower was constructed in 1924. Opposite to the cathedral, you will find the Metropolitan Mansion, a two-story building with a semi-basement room dating back to 1897. Finally, it is worth to visit the buildings of the 1st Primary School and Stalios Nursery school.

 The Byzantine castle built on top of the hill which "controls" the passage to the mainland.

 The central square of Xanthi with the old clock (1859).

 The Municipal Park and the Children’s Park.

The Kosynthos River area, known as “Paralia” (beach) among the locals where you can find many cafeterias, restaurants and bars.

  •  The renowned and vivid bazaar of Xanthi, with a strong oriental character, organized every Saturday near the Fire Brigade.
  •  The Ecclesiastical Museum housed in the monastery of Panaghia Archagelliotissa (Virgin Mary Archagelliotissa), which is located in a town region known as "Samakov".
  •  The Museum of Natural History, housed in the Forest Service facilities and exhibiting embalmed birds, animals and serpents of the local fauna.
  •  The Kaloudis manor house built in 1877.
  •  The tobacco warehouses and the renowned “Π” (“pi” - Kapnergaton Street) named due to the shape of the buildings dating back to 1890. The Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition is housed in a warehouse located 12, Apostolon and Androutsou street.
  •  The pretty suburb of “Palia Chrysa” located in the western part of the town and comprising of beautiful manor houses.


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