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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Comments (198)

Erik LEDROIT on January 9, 2015

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

Christos Theodorou on January 10, 2015

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

BruinVN on February 14, 2015

Фото для поднятия настроения Лайк+

Christos Theodorou on February 14, 2015

BruinVN - Many thanks for your visit and comment – Best regards from Athens

btsz on March 7, 2015

Excellent shot! F13+L79. Greetings, Tamás.

Christos Theodorou on March 7, 2015

btsz - Many thanks for your visit and comment – Best regards from Athens

Хороший способ хранить велосипед в маленькой квартире... Удачный кадр, поздравляю! L+

Christos Theodorou on May 29, 2015

Михаил Васильев - Many thanks for your visit and comment – Best regards from Athens

Sergey Kreps on June 5, 2015

Interesting Photo. LIKE! Best wishes, Sergey

Christos Theodorou on June 5, 2015

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BMV on June 22, 2015

Lol! Great! :)

Christos Theodorou on June 22, 2015

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Kamalakar Anthati on January 11

Beautiful,Excellent shot,
LIKE 85 ,
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Christos Theodorou on January 11

Kamalakar Anthati - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens

Faroma on January 15

Komické foto. LIKE S pozdravom Faroma-

Christos Theodorou on January 15

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Filip Jurovatý on February 13

LIKE :)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 19, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    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

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