Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Thrace

Art of Silk Museum

Located in Tsiakiri House, a silk producer of 60 years pedigree, this museum beautifully illuminates the region's sericultural history. Incredibly enthusiastic, multilingual staff take you through the history and th…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Thrace

Dadia Forest Reserve

Bird and nature lovers will delight in this beautiful reserve, situated on one of Europe’s major bird migration routes. The 73-sq-km reserve has 203 bird species, including three types of vulture. Visits are best in…
Nature Reserve in Thrace

Evros Delta

Just 20km southeast of Alexandroupoli, the Evros Delta is among Europe’s most important wetlands, comprising 188 sq km of coastal lakes, lagoons, interior rivers, sand dunes, swamps and reed beds. Half of the area i…
Archaeological Site in Xanthi & Around

Archaeological Site of Abdera

A 20-minute drive northeast of modern Abdera (and 28km from Xanthi) lie the ruins of the ancient town. Outdoor exhibitions display stone sarcophagi, huge urns and other imagination-spurring remnants of the town, whi…
Historic Site in Xanthi & Around

Old Xanthi

On a serene hillside above town, Old Xanthi features pastel-coloured timber-framed houses on narrow, winding lanes and grand neoclassical mansions once inhabited by tobacco barons. Though some of its structures coul…
Historic Site in Komotini

Turkish Quarter

Just behind Plateia Eirinis, Komotini’s relaxing Turkish quarter has old houses, barber shops and teahouses. Sights include the 1884 Clock Tower (Orologio), Yeni Camii (New Mosque, in Turkish) and Eski Camii (Old Mo…
Castle in Thrace

Pythio Castle

Guarding a tall bluff above Pythio village (Empythion, in Byzantine times), this burly fortification on the border with Turkey is Thrace's only surviving example of Byzantine defensive architecture, and dates to the…
Museum in Alexandroupoli

Ethnological Museum of Thrace

Inside a grand sandstone mansion, this museum with backyard cafe packs its displays with colourful Thracian costumes, musical instruments, oil presses, and exhibitions on traditional occupations such as beekeeping a…
Museum in Alexandroupoli

Ecclesiastical Art Museum

Opposite the custard-coloured Agios Nikolaos cathedral, this excellent museum contains priceless icons, many brought by refugees in 1923, plus early printed Greek books. Look for the heart-rending realism of the lam…
Museum in Xanthi & Around

Folk Museum

Stroll through the former mansion of the Kougioumtzolgou brothers, made rich by the region's flourishing tobacco trade, for a nostalgic glimpse of Xanthi's past. This museum features folk costumes and farming tools,…