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Xanthi - Monasteries of Xanthi Monasteries of Xanthi
The region of Xanthi was always known for the religious tradition and the ecclesiastical art and architecture. The most important monasteries are the ones of Virgin Mary Archageliotissa, Virgin Mary Kalamou, Moni Taxiarchon and St. Nikolaos, forming a cross, making people think that this cross protects the city from disasters, earthquakes and diseases. In the city there is an ecclesiastical museum where you can see artefacts from churches and monasteries of Xanthi and regions nearby. The museum is in the monastery of Virgin Mary Archageliotissa and you can visit it every day, although the timetable is not stable, it can be changed according to the needs of the monastery.
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