Xanthi in old city, detail - I don't need it anymore!!!

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Xanthi is the capital of the homonymous district in Thrace (Thraki), about 35 km from the sea and 70 km from Kavala. Mentioned in antiquity by Strabo, the city began to refer mainly during the Byzantine era. The whole area flourished mainly at the 18th and 19th century, thanks largely to the plantations of the famous tobacco of the area. The houses of the old town are magnificent and it was called "The little Paris".

Nowadays the city has its university and a beautiful night - life, because of the students and it is famous for the carnival, better known as "the festivities of the old town" and also for the Manos Hadzidakis festival

About 20 km from Xanthi, near the sea is situated the antique city of Avdira, birth place of Democritus, father of the nuclear physics. Other points of interest are Toxotes and Nestos river delta, Pomakohoria, small villages at the north, Vistonis lake and Porto - Lagos at the proximity of the lake with the sea.

(Text by C. Theodorou)

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Erik LEDROIT on January 9

Tu n'as plus besoin de ton vélo ? moi non plus !
Amitiés, Erik

Christos Theodorou on January 10

Erik LEDROIT - C'est pas le mien :-))) !!!!!!!! Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 19, 2010
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P80
    • Taken on 2010/08/09 17:08:46
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 17.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO118
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash