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05.02.2006
Monastery of Pammegistoi Taxiarches, Xanthi


Only two parts of the old monastery of Pammegistoi Taxiarches in Xanthi are preserved today: the ╩atholikon (a triconch church dating from the mid or late 9th century) and the bell tower.

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05.02.2006
Monastery of Panaghia Archaggeliotissa, Xanthi


The monk monastery of Panaghia Archaggeliotisa was probably founded during the Middle Byzantine period. It acquired its current form in the 19th century. The east wing of the monastery houses the Ecclesiastical Museum of the Metropolis of Xanthi and Peritheorion.

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05.02.2006
Monastery of Panaghia Kalamos, Xanthi


The Monastery of Panagia Kalamos, celebrating on August 23rd, was probably founded in the 11th century. The Katholikon was erected in 2000 by the Metropolitan of Xanthi Panteleimon.

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23-02-2006
Church of Pammegistoi Taxiarches, Kavaki, Xanthi


The church is dedicated to the memory of Pammegistoi Taxiarches (November 8th). It is a three-aisled basilica dating to 1834 that was erected over the ruins of a Byzantine church. There is an interesting wood-carved iconostasis and portable icons dating to the 18th and 19th centuries.

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05.02.2006
Church of St. Blaise, Xanthi


The church of St. Blaise is a three-aisled basilica with a oblate narthex, erected in 1838. The bishopĺs residence and the school are situated in the precinct of the church, a communal tradition that goes back to the period of the Ottoman occupation.

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05.02.2006
Temple Of Saint Vlasis,Xanthi


The temple of Saint Vlasis is a << basilica>> with a depressed narthex which was built in 1838.In the precinct of the temple there is the parish priest's house and the school,which is a sustentation of communal tradition during the ottoman domination.

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05.02.2006
Church of Timios Prodromos (Metropolitan)


The Metropolitan church is a three-aisled basilica, built in 1839 over the ruins of an earlier one that had been totally destroyed by a fire and the earthquakes of the year 1829. There are some interesting icons on the iconostasis.

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05.02.2006
Church of Akathistos Hymn, Xanthi


It is a three-aisled basilica erected during 1860-1861. There is an interesting altar icon of Panaghia dating back to the 16th century.

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05.02.2006
Church of St. Demetrius Kimmerion


It is a simple, three-aisled basilica erected in 1905 by the Metropolitan Ioakeim of Xanthi, on the site of an earlier church built in 1835.

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