Xanthi Town

The Central Square was first laid out in 1870 and then started to acquire additions. By the late 1880s the big clock was added. In 2013 the City Council of the Municipality of Xanthi relocated to the former building of the Bank of Greece .

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Xanthi Town

The Central Square was first laid out in 1870 and then started to acquire additions. By the late 1880s the big clock was added. In 2013 the City Council of the Municipality of Xanthi relocated to the former building of the Bank of Greece .

The Municipal Gallery of Xanthi "Christos Pavlidis” (1) is accommodated in a remarkable example of the type of symmetric traditional residence of the mid 19th century, a popular Macedonian-type structure and one of the oldest in the city. External features include balconies, internally there are carved wood decorations.

The Folklore Museum of Xanthi (2) was established by the “Friends Union of Xanthi” (FEX ) and is accommodated  in one of the most representative examples of houses which started to be built in  Xanthi during the last years of Ottoman rule from 1830 onwards.

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (3) was rebuilt in 1839 and consists of a triune aisled basilica with nave dedicated to the Nativity of John the Baptist. The northern part to the Annunciation and the southern part to St. George the martyr of the Ioanninons .

The Holy Monastery of Kalamous (4) is built north of Xanthi, situated at an altitude of 170 meters. It was founded around the 11th century. Its name comes from the discovery of the miraculous image of Our Lady in the Reeds on the river Kosynthos.

The area of tobacco warehouses (5) is a witness to the former booming tobacco economy of Xanthi. They are well preserved and represent one of the best examples of this kind of industrial architecture in Greece.

The Xanthi bazaar (6) is one of the most important outdoor markets in Greece. The colourful mosaic complements the timeless constant presence of local residents and visitors flock from all over Greece and abroad, justifying the myth of its unique atmosphere.


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