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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Christos Theodorou on January 30

ManiMammut - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Silvana Berardelli on February 1

Mi piace questa immagine, Christos, grazie di avermela fatta vedere...Certo chi custodisce la bici così forse non la usa spesso...

Christos Theodorou on February 2

Silvana Berardelli - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

maripreg on February 23

Very nice shot!! Greetings

Christos Theodorou on February 23

maripreg - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Co coepi on March 6

Interesting capture!! Very nice :)))

like 68 + Fav 11

Best wishes, Conny

Christos Theodorou on March 6

Co coepi - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Konjuh 108 on March 15

I Like spare parking place.

All the best, Slavko

Christos Theodorou on March 15

Konjuh108 - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Nicola X on March 29

:-D

Christos Theodorou on March 29

Nicola Szöke - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

American Hillbilly on May 30

Bars on the window; chains on the bike
Christos this wonderful picture i so much "like"


Also, a soft and beautiful emblem is here to see in this capture above;
Thank you my friend for sharing this picture and gallery for all to love
F+L
AH

Christos Theodorou on May 30

American Hillbilly - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

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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

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