Holidays in Xanthi

Xanthi info

This prefecture, together with the Prefectures of Drama, Kavala, Rodopi and Evros form the East Macedonia and Thrace District, is the northeastern-most part of mainland Greece. It belongs to Thrace. The capital city of the Prefecture of Xanthi is Xanthi Town. The prefecture spreads over an area of 1793 square kilometers (692.2 square miles) of which 1130 square kilometers (436.3 square miles) is forested. It is thus considered as one among the 5 or 6 most important Greek Prefectures regarding forest coverage.It is 736 kilometers (457 miles) from Athens and 235 kilometers (146 miles) from the capital of Macedonia, Thessaloniki. Its sea territory, especially the Bistonic Gulf, offers a rich fish production. The prefecture’s subsoil is rich in marble, granite, graphite and geothermal resources. The Prefecture of Xanthi is special for its ecological characteristics: national parks and especially Ramsar protected areas (Nestos River Straits and Delta, and Rodopi Mountain). It is of interest also regarding cultural monuments: Traditional settlements, historical Monasteries, archaeological sites, and intense cultural life. Flora and fauna show a high degree of diversity. The climate is continental, with rain and snow during winter, so housing construction has been adapted to it: the entrance is usually on the west side of the building, whereas there are few or only narrow openings to the north. It seems that so often Greece is primarily (though wrongly) identified solely with the Aegean Islands, and once you get acquainted with Thrace, you will certainly feel like you have to come back again and again!

Airtickets to Xanthi

Xanthi doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by car or public transportation. We can offer airtickets to Kavala's or Alexandroupoli's airport through our online booking system and then there is connection to Xanthi by bus, train or car.

Hotels in Xanthi

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in Xanthi Town, Porto Lagos, Komnina and many more, depending on the type of holidays you would prefer. You can find more information at the section of Xanthi hotels.

Transfer & car rental in Xanthi

In order to reach Xanthi without using a public transportation, you can rent a car from Kavala's or Alexandroupoli's airport through our online booking system.

Sightseeing and tours in Xanthi

This Prefecture features a vast amount of sightseeing. Whichever season visited one must be prepared to spend at least 10 days to just scrub the surface of what is there to experience. The Old City Quarter of Xanthi; the Nestos River Delta; the Porto Lagos and the Vistonida Lake wildlife, with Aghios Nikolaos Monastery on an islet in its waters; the Livadites Waterfalls, the Monastery of Panayia Kalamous (Our Lady Kalamous); the picturesque villages on the mountainous northern part of the Prefecture; the ruins and the ancient theater in Abdera, Aristotle's native town; the old train station at Livera, and much, much more.

Travel tourism information in Xanthi

•Xanthi
•Police:                 +30 25410 23333
•Municipality:        +30 25410 24444
•Bus Terminal:     +30 25410 22684
•Hospital:             +30 25410 47100
•Avdira
•Police:                +30 25410 51222


Restaurants and nightlife in Xanthi

On the culinary front, the greater region of Xanthi offers all types of cuisine and is especially known for its unique sweets. Meat dishes and vegetarian meze (small starters) like Kolokythokeftedes – zucchini patties – can be found to be very tasty at “To Palio Meraki in Plateia Andika. If you're looking for a evening spirit with healthy snacks, try Myrovolos which offers Tsipouromezedes – dishes infused with the hearty homemade liquor, Tsipouro, known for its medicinal qualities. You must sample the garlic eggplant dish there too. This place and many others offer live local music on weekends that adds an authentic touch to the whole dining experience.

Special places of interest in Xanthi

Xanthi also boasts a connection to the Sea. The towns that are on the coastline for swimming activities are Avdera, Erasmio, Mirodato, Magana, Madra, Porto Lagos, Potamia and Nea Kesani. The beaches are sublime, and not as well known as other parts of Greece luckily.