Stavroupolis, Xanthi


North of the town of Xanthi. Located in the depths of the Rhodope Mountains. Is the picturesque town of Stavroupolis. Visit the Folklore Museum, the Waterfall of Livaditi, the Macedonian tomb of Komnenoi, the Fortress of Kalivas and Komnenoi nunnery



A land of contrasts and rare landscapes, the area around Stavroupolis is an ideal place for recreation and alternative tourism. The waterfall of Livaditi, about 40-metres high, situated at Livaditi Xanthi and Dasicou Choriou Erymanthoy. To reach the waterfall you need to hike along a gentle path lined by beech, maple, ash and birch trees.

From the point of passing the main road (E6); the Macedonian tomb of Komnenoi is visible. It the most impressive and well-preserved Macedonian tomb in Thrace. It dates to the first half of the 2nd century B.C. It is located along the road leading from the village of Stavroupolis to Komnina. On request to the Municipality there is a possibility to visit the tomb (tel: +30 2542 350100).

The Fortress of Kalivas is one of the most important archaeological sites in the area. It has panoramic views over the river valley. It is an example of impressive ancient hydraulic engineering which is much admired today for its construction. The castle is perched on top the mountain, 627 metres high and is 4 km south east of the village Camping area.

In the Folklore Museum of Stavroupolis the visitor has the opportunity to learn about the traditional life of urban and rural populations in Thrace through objects used on a day to day basis but from a bygone era. Visiting is on request to the Municipality (+30 2542 350100).

The Monastery of Komnenoi is a nunnery, located in the village of Komnina Xanthi. It was founded in 1948. It has festivals every April 24th and September 8th. It receives visitors daily from sunrise to sunset, except for the period 13:30 to 16:00.

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