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Archaeological sites  (3 results)
Abdera

In the land of Democritus In Thrace, only 28 km away from Xánthi, lies before us one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, the ancient city of Abdera.  The fatherland of Democritus, the philosopher who made a significant contribution to metaphysics with his atomic theory...
Ancient Avdira- Archeological Museum of Avdira

The ruins of ancient Avdira city are located in a beautiful area by the sea, 3km south of the present Avdira settlement. Since 1952, the same year when excavations started more intensively, several parts of the ancient city have been discovered.  Nowadays, you can see the ruins of the...
Macedonian tomb of Stavroupoli

The tomb of Stavroupoli is the largest, best preserved and most impressive Macedonian tomb in Thrace. It is located south of Stavroupoli not far from the road that leads to Komnina. Based on its architectural shape and the findings discovered in its interior it dates back to the first half of 4th...

Canoeing and Kayaking in Greece  (1 result)
Rafting-Canoe-Kayak - Xanthi

Canadian canoe: It is a sport for tranquil waters and an ideal way for someone to relax and enjoy the amazing Thracian riverine nature. Kayak: Single seat boat for impetuous waters. Rafting: a boat that can seat 8-10 people and is for impetuous waters. The aforementioned activities are organized...

Christmas recipes  (1 result)
Thracian Vasilopita with sesame

Ingredients: For the pie: ½ kg of thin pastry sheets ½ kg of sesame seed ½ cup of sesame oil or butter 1 tbsp of cinnamon ½ tsp of ground cloves ½ tbsp of toasted breadcrumbs Sesame seed for...

Churches  (1 result)
Metochi (Dependency of) Vatopediou monastery

In Porto Lagos you can visit Aghios Nikolaos church built on an islet. Its history begins in the 11th century. In the period 1814-1815 the monks ordered the creation of the monastery’s icons. Remarkable are the icons of Jesus walking on water and the one which on depicting Aghioi Theodoroi on top...

Destinations  (1 result)
The Old Town of Xanthi

Nowadays, Xanthi’s old town is a real treasure of the prefecture and is the most well known old town in Greece. The inhabitants and authorities of Xanthi have managed to preserve its color and characteristics just as they were from the time of its establishment. It is well preserved and its rich...

Events  (1 result)
Xanthi’s Old Town Festival

Since 1991, Xanthi’s Old Town Festival takes place at the beginning of autumn. Each year, it offers us unforgettable moments of recreation and fun! Concerts of famous and local artists, theatrical plays, art and photography exhibitions, book fairs as well as parallel events excite different kind of...

Fauna  (1 result)
Porto Lagos-Vistonida Lake

Porto Lagos is a small scenic village, which is coastal and lakeside at the same time since next to it is Vistonida lake and its coasts are washed by the Thracian sea. It is located on the northeastern side of the prefecture at the boarders of Xanthi and Rodopi prefectures and is popular with...

Forests  (2 results)
Chaintous forest

In Rodopi mountain chain, where Greece shares boarders with Bulgaria, you can see Drimos forest also known as Chaintou. In Chaintou forest you will meet the gigantic age-long beech trees that reach 30m in height.  Also, there are pine trees, fir trees, red spruce trees, as well as Thracian...
Erymanthos Forest Village

Erymanthos Forest Village (Xanthi Prefecture, 10 km away from Leivaditis) offers specially arranged entertainment areas, accommodation and restaurants. Not far from the Village, visitors can reach the imposing 40-meter-high waterfall at Leivaditis, the biggest one of the Balkan Peninsula, by taking...

History  (1 result)
History of Xanthi

For ancient Greeks Thrace was the place from where Voreas and God Aris were taking the warpath. In mythology it is mentioned as the birthplace of Orpheus and other mythical composers. Our knowledge on the prehistoric Thrace is limited; there are findings of the Paleolithic era, while for the...

Lakes  (2 results)
Porto Lagos-Vistonida Lake

Porto Lagos is a small scenic village, which is coastal and lakeside at the same time since next to it is Vistonida lake and its coasts are washed by the Thracian sea. It is located on the northeastern side of the prefecture at the boarders of Xanthi and Rodopi prefectures and is popular with...
Vistonida Lake

A dreamy lake in Northern Greece In the middle of a large and fertile plain marking the boundary between the regions of Rhodope and Xanthi, lies Lake Vistonida, one of the most beautiful wetlands in Greece. It is the fourth largest lake in the country, covering an area of 45 km2, a dreamy...

Main cities  (1 result)
Xanthi

Xanthi, the noble Lady of Thrace Amphitheatrically built on the foot of Rodopi mountain chain, Xanthi is located in Thrace (Northern Greece), the crossroads of the Black Sea and the Aegean, Europe and Asia.  Kosynthos River divides the city into the west part, where the old and the...

Monasteries  (1 result)
Monastery of Pammegiston Taxiarchon

Monastery of Pammegiston Taxiarchon also housing the Ecclesiastical School of...

Museums  (2 results)
Folklore Museum - Xanthi

The imposing Folklore Museum is located right next to Kougioumtzoglou mansion and is housed in a traditional mansion. It was built in the period from 1860 to 1866, the same period when its amazing frescos (made by artists from Xanthi and Bavaria) were completed. The building floor plans are...
Municipal Gallery - Xanthi

Few meters after the Museum of Children Arts visitors will see the Municipal Gallery which is housed in a preserved mansion called Kalevra mansion. The building is a great example of Epirus-West Macedonia traditional architecture and was built in the middle of 19th century by experienced craftsmen...

On foot  (3 results)
Erymanthos Forest Village

Erymanthos Forest Village (Xanthi Prefecture, 10 km away from Leivaditis) offers specially arranged entertainment areas, accommodation and restaurants. Not far from the Village, visitors can reach the imposing 40-meter-high waterfall at Leivaditis, the biggest one of the Balkan Peninsula, by taking...
On foot - Livaditis

Livaditis is a mountain village 50km away from the city of Xanthi. The region is ideal for hikers and nature lovers who want to stay and walk around the area, since the flora and fauna is rich here. 10 km away from Livaditis visitors can see the forest village Evrimanthos which has 15 autonomous...
On Foot - Xanthi

The old town of Xanthi: Built amphitheatrically in late 19th century, Xanthi stands out for the picturesque paved alleys, restored manor houses, neoclassical buildings and traditional edifices, which were built by craftsmen coming from western Macedonia and Epirus and combine the local and Ottoman...

Recipes  (1 result)
Pork with pickled cabbage

Ingredients 2 k of pickled cabbage 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter 1 tablespoon of tomato purée 3 small spicy peppers (optionally), 1/2 cup of olive oil 1 ½ k pork, preferably shoulder bone cut in pieces,  juice of two lemons,  salt and pepper   Preparation Cut the...

Regional cuisine  (1 result)
Traditional Cuisine of Xanthi

The cuisine of Xanthi is very unique. Here people combine traditional Thracian tastes and recipes with influences from Asia Minor and the cuisine of Pomakoi.  Eastern food is very delicious. Do not miss to try sausages, pastourma (dried meat usually from camels), kavourma (a local salami),...

Rivers  (3 results)
Escape at the Nestos straits

Being the natural border between the districts of Kavala and Xanthi, the Nestos runs a long way of sheer gorgeousness consisting in rich forests, rare...
Nestos River

Nestos river is one of the most important rivers in Greece. Its springs are located in Rila mountain in south Bulgaria between Aemos and Rodopi mountain chains. Its overall length is 243 km. 140km of the river is in Greek territory. The climate conditions, the geological relief of the area and...
Nestos river delta

Nestos river delta is located in the south side of Kavala and Xanthi boarders. Its beginning is located at the fall of the river from Toxotes mountains and spreads towards the south covering a vast area from Nea Karnavali up to Avdira villages (coastline length approximately 50km). It extends...

Touring by Cultural Interest  (1 result)
Tobacco warehouses

The tobacco warehouses are inseparable part of Xanthi. In the past they were business and other activity centers and were built in 1912 by builders from Epirus and West Macedonia. The tobacco warehouses were built to house large quantities of tobacco and nowadays they belong to Xanthi local...

Traditional products  (1 result)
Traditional Products - Prefecture of Xanthi

The prefecture produces fruits, vegetables, potatoes, legumes, asparaguse and mushrooms. Stock production and dairy products of the mountainous regions are also very important to the island. There is also a production of poultry, river trout, fish and sea food fished in the Thracian sea or...

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