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Xanthi (Greek: Ξάνθη) is in Western Thrace. It's the capital city of Xanthi Prefecture.

Xanthi, old town




Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The closest airport is "Alexander the Great" airport about 20 km from Kavala. Planes, mostly touristic charters, fly all over Europe.

Aegean (Flights to/from Athens daily)

By regional coach[edit]

1 bus stand Interurban coaches ("KTEL" buses) are by far the most convenient way to travel around Greece, as well as for intra-regional travelling. There is frequent bus service from Athens Kifisos Station to Xanthi, as well as from Thessaloniki bus terminal "Macedonia" to Xanthi.

By train[edit]

2 Railway station - Trains OSE connect Xanthi to other cities in Greece. Travelling with ordinary trains can be cheaper, although a little bit slower, whereas choosing a fancy faster Intercity train will cost the same amount of money, or even more than a KTEL bus.

Get around[edit]

As Xanthi is a small town it's easy to explore it on foot.


  • 1 Folk Art Museum, 7, Antika St. The museum is housed in two three-story buildings, built next to each other and dating back to 1860. They were the private residence of two tobacco tradesmen and still have their inside walls decorated by remarkable paintings
  • 2 Public Paint Gallery, Orfeus & Pindaro St.
  • 3 Old town. Xanthi is famous for its old town with many pubs and restaurants. Once a year end of summer is the Old town Festival with music, food and drinks everywhere along the old streets.
  • 4 Monastery of Taxiarchon. (Ιερά Μόνη Παμμεγίστων Ταξιαρχών)
  • 5 Monastery of Panagia Archaggeliotissa. (Ι.Μ. Παναγίας Αρχαγγελιώτισσας)


Carnival of Xanthi - A two-week-long event held every year since 1966. It features a vast array of concerts, dance, drama and visual arts. The parade and the traditional puppet burning takes place to end the carnival event.



  • Fanarakia tavern, Georgiou Stavrou 18 (1 minute walk from the central square of the city), +30 25410 73606. Traditional tavern since 1948
  • Xanthippi, 1st km Xanthis-Stavroupolis. Xanthippi is a modern restaurant with traditional flavours from Greece and the Balkans. It is located in the northern part of the city and it offers a spectacular view of the city and the valley of Xanthi.



  • [dead link]Filoxenia Hotel, Toxotes. Check-in: 1PM, check-out: noon. Filoxenia hotel is located in the quiet village of Toxotes, next to Nestos river and just 10km from Xanthi city.


  • Xanthi Hotel, Lefkippou 14, +30 25410 23242, fax: +30 25410 73002.


  • 1 [dead link]Elena Hotel, Leoforos Stratou 2, +30 25410 63901-3. Elena hotel is a 3-star hotel, located next to the river Kosinthos and a few steps from the famous Xanthi bazaar which takes place in Emporiou square every Saturday. from $63 par night.
  • 2 Nestos Hotel. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00 - 13:00. A 3-star hotel located in the west entrance of Xanthi. from 36 euro.


  • 3 Z Palace and Congress Center, Georgiou Kondili street, +30 25410 64414. Z Palace is a 5-star hotel located in the entrance of the city, a few steps from the train station and 15 minutes walk from the center of the city.
  • 4 Elisso Xenia Hotel, Vas. Sofias 9, +30 25410 84400, +30 25410 84888. Elisso hotel is a 4-star hotel located in the heart of the city , 1 minute from the bars and cafes, next to the river Kosinthos. 85$ par night (2016).


Porto Lagos

Go next[edit]

3 Anastasioupoli — Byzantine archaeological site

4 Porto Lagos — 2 famous churches situated on tiny islands and bird watching area next to the Lake Vistonidas

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