Greek Wild East

Greek Wild East

“A road trip in the town of Xanthi in north-eastern Greece and the surrounding “Pomak villages” across the greek-bulgarian borderline is full of surprises. The wild landscape of the area has nothing to do with the mainstream touristic one of the rest of Greece. 

As an interesting dissonance in a country overwhelmingly christian orthodox, this area has an intense muslim element. In the villages the locals are usually reluctant to chat with the visitors, especially the women, and someone has to try really hard in order to listen to their language.”

Photography/Text: Stavros Dimakopoulos