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Agioi Taxiarches, Xanthi, East Macedonia & Thrace

Xanthi Castle

or Castle of the Blondie or of Xanthippi  
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Xanthi Castle
Location:
Xanthi city forest, north of Xanthi, over the Church School, Thrace
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
East Macedonia & Thrace
Xanthi
Municipality > Town:
City of Xanthi
• Agioi Taxiarches
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 255 m 
(Relative Height≈150 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
14th century (?)  
Late-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Fortress-state  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It is one of the few cases in Greece that there are many road signs leading to the castle, but when you reach the location there is nothing much to see (usually the opposite is true: no signs to an unexpectedly interesting castle ).

The castle is there but the thick vegetation prevents the observation. Only a few scattered towers and walls are visible.

The forest however is very beautiful and the castle has a rich history.


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Road map to Xanthi Castle

Access
Approach to the monument:
Follow the signs "Castle of Xanthia" from the west side of the city to the forest above. When you meet the church school turn, and follow the road uphill leading to a plateau where the castle is all around.
Entrance:
The access is free but very few parts of the castle are visible due to the dense vegetation.


Other castles around
Fortress of Avgo
Mesegouni Fortress
Castle of Peritheorio
Polystylon
Topeiros