Nestos River and The Colours Of Xanthi
As you get to know Xanthi, you’ll quickly understand
why locals call it the city of the thousand colours.
Having been destroyed, rebuilt and expanded time and
again, due to raids, civil war and earthquakes, to say
Xanthi is rich in diversity would be an understatement.
In the Old Town, no two houses are the same. And
as you listen to stories of Thracians and Ottomans,
you’ll see their lingering influence in the architecture
around you. Then on the outskirts of town, time skips
forward to the late industrial age. Tobacco trading
helped Xanthi bloom in the late 19th Century, and the
tobacco warehouses here tell a vivid story of the path
to prosperous times.
Other highlights unique to Xanthi include the
Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition, the Castle
of Xantheia, and the home of Greek composer
On our way to Xanthi, we’ll stop to marvel at the
Nestos River, the ecological pride of North Eastern
Greece. We cross at the boundary between the Kavala
and Xanthi prefectures, where tree-lined banks and
cliffsides teem with life. Pausing our journey to take
it all in, this is the ideal place to share a restorative
moment with nature or take a few scenic selfies.