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05.02.2006
Temple Of Saint George,Xanthi

Georgios Tsigaras
Source: C.E.T.I./R.C. Athena
© Region of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace
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LOCATION:The temple is located in the Old town of Xanthi.
THE MONUMENT:Literary sources indicate that at the today's location of the temple there used to be a homonymous temple.The present building was rebuild in 1835.The neoclassic type Belltower is dated back in 1927.
The today's temple is a ........basilica with a .............roof. In The precinct there is a headstone,on its base there is a sign which is a consecration from Stavros Davidovich to his wife who was from Xanthi ,Efthalia (died in Kiev in 1866).
The temple of the church,is wooden and simple.The autocratic icons are dated back in the 19th century.The icons of the Lady Day (1885)by M.Evaggelidou and the Saint Adreas' by Takis Prionas are very interesting.