Thrace, Xanthi is a city with a long history.
Glorious present and even better future, the capital
of the prefecture of Xanthi.
It can be reached by car from all over Greece.
Specifically, it is located 224 kilometres away from
the city of Thessaloniki, 713 kilometres from
Athens, 121 from Alexandroupolis and 165 kilometres
from Kepous, its border patrol station before
Turkey, and 405 kilometres from Istanbul. It
features airline connections with Athens (two
flights daily with Olympic Airways) through the
airport of Kavala, and has railway connection with
Athens, Thessaloniki, Alexandroupolis and Istanbul.
The modern city features parks, squares and modern
housing, while there are a number of industrial
units at its outskirts which provide employment to
the locals. Moreover, Xanthi is the headquarters of
the Polytechnic School of the Democritus University
The city also features a vast array of restaurants,
taverns, ouzeri, that serve local delicacies.
Special mention must be granted to the seafood
taverns, both in the city and those scattered around
the town’s outskirts, near the sea.
Xanthi is famous for its deserts and dried nuts.
Plenty of cariokes, Sutzuk loukoumia, pastelia,
siropiasta, hazelnuts, almonds, etc., can be found
in both the stores of the Old town, and the bazaar
that is held every Saturday.
Also, Xanthi is famous throughout Greece for its
carnival. Every year, and for fifteen consecutive
days during the period of Mardi Gras, a grand
carnival is organised with references to both local
customs and traditions and modern day life.
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