Old Town, Xanthi, Greece
Xanthi’s old town It is one of the largest settlements in Greece which is standing untouched by the time and still preservs its nobility and magnificence. Nowadays, Xanthi’s old town is a real treasure of the prefecture and is the most well known old town in Greece. The inhabitants and authorities of Xanthi have managed to preserve its color and characteristics just as they were from the time of its establishment.
It is well preserved and its rich architectural decoration in every narrow lane gives opportunity to visitors to travel back in time and at the same time experience the local modern way of living.
It is built amphitheatrically on the foot of Rodopi mountain chain and is divided into two by Kosinthos river. In its west side, where actually the city center of the old town is located, the Metropolitan church surrounded by the urban settlement dominates. In its east side you can see Samakov district which consists of simple houses and has a rich natural environment. Both sides still preserve their traditional characteristics, mesmerizing visitors and inhabitants every time they walk on the narrow lanes.
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