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This beautiful metropolis of tobacco, Xanthe city in Northern Greece, was said to have been named after the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and others say it took its name from the amazon Xantheia who once reigned the area. Since then this place was inhabited, conquered, developed and during 18th-...
I discovered it quite by accident, as you discover things that are to happen. Only three months old, someone told me, freshly painted and tidy from the creators and of a DIY culture, with many different colors and small works of art in every corner. That's what i'm talking about!! We threw our...
How difficult is to experience? Collect experiences, gaze them and make them your own in your soul. There are some lucky people (i would say unlucky) who saw several things at an early age, and now its difficult to get impressed and to stimulate their senses. I am in Xanthe surrounded by such...
First time in my life I visit such an interesting Folklore Museum. Folklore museums usually make me yawn. How many traditional costumes, wooden tools and toys, embroidery and old dolls to like and enjoy? They all look the same, without a spark, without a story to tell. This perspective changed...
We visited Toxotes village for a weekend of chilling and relaxation, with my best friend. We chose Toxotes for three reasons: 1. It is right next to Nestos river, 2. It has amazing surroundings and activities, 3. It is 15 minutes away from Xanthi city. A rural village with a great history in smoke...
Kokimelon or else plum tree is the tree of Toxotes village, cause this tree with its delicious fruit, grows on its own at the fertile land of Nestos as natures desires. The name Kokimelon was picked by Mrs Eleni Petropoulou, the owner of Kokimelon Guesthouse, an accommodation which deeply impressed...
Until recently I only knew about the famous Petrified Forest of Lesvos. After my visit to Evros region i learned that there is also the Petrified forest of Evros , near Lefkimi and Tehero villages, 20 km away from the known silk productive Soufli village, in the very North East of Greece, near the...
Whenever I heard about Evros, my mind flipped to the Forest of Dadia , without being able to explain why this is my first relative connotation. I was lucky enough because, although it was December when we visited the area, the weather was excellent, with a bright sun making the landscape more...
It was the first time I was going to Evros region in North Greece . The trip started with bad weather and rain and the more we travelled heading to Lefkimi a village more than 300km from our starting point, my curiosity about this infamous guesthouse with its rare and unique name " PETRIFIED FOREST...
Sightseeings, Things to do, Unique Travel Routes
Do you know that Nestos River is one of the last nature shelters of wild life in Europe? The river has a rich flaura and fauna and is one of the biggest rivers in Greece. You can enjoy its nature and amazing landscapes by train from Drama to Toxotes, but we chose to cross it in a much more...