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Bi level cocoon house in industrial style and traditional sachnisia (closed balconies)
(Photo: V. Voutsas (“THRACE”, Greek Traditional Architecture, Melisa, Athens 1991. p.26 picture 28))
Parts of the Kalesi cocoon house at Soufli with the arrangements of the pads for the silkworms.
(Photo: G. Kizis, “THRACE”, Traditional Greek Architecture, Melisa, Athens 1991. p.74, pict.125, redesign from P. Gagoulias))

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Municipality of Avdera
Municipality of Alexandroupolis
Municipality of Vistonida
Municipality of Drama
Municipality of Thasos
Municipality of Iasmos
Municipality of Komotini
Municipality of Maronia
Municipality of Metaxades
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Municipality of Xanthi
Municipality of Pangeo
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Municipality of Soufli
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Prefecture of Drama
Prefecture of Evros
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Prefecture of Rodopi
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Cocoon houses of Evros

Chrisa Melkidi
Source: C.E.T.I.
© Eastern Macedonia – Thrace Region
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The cocoon houses of Evros combine housing with spaces for breeding silkworms. These buildings of different sizes and periods, with standard construction peculiarities, are characteristic of the architecture in Soufli, Evros. The older storey small cocoon house is built with mad and timbering. The cocoon houses of the late 19th century and the beginnings of the 20th are bi-leveled or with three levels, of industrial character, with a special morphology and representing the architecture of the Ottoman period. The evolution of the traditional Thracian residence to the specialized one with combined use, is reflected on these buildings.

Source: G. Kizis, “THRACE”, Traditional Greek Architecture, v.8: Macedonia B – Thrace. Melisa, Athens 1991.