Thrace restaurants

Top Choice Taverna in Xanthi & Around

Palaia Polis

This wood-and-brick taverna has some of the most sumptuous cuisine around – try the fantastic hunkar bejendi (tender beef pieces on a bed of mashed aubergine and cheese) and its lush salads. The wine list is extensi…
Top Choice Grill in Thrace


This restaurant deep in the Thracian countryside is the place to come for wild game, including boar stewed with lemon, wild rabbit and sticky traditional desserts, among a wonderful rural setting. There are also apa…
Top Choice Sweets in Xanthi & Around


Locally recommended and famous Greece-wide, Paparaskeva has been selling Xanthi's sweets for over 80 years. Try the karioka – a spongy chocolate and nut cake – which is one of the best souvenirs you can take home (i…
Top Choice Greek in Komotini


Under a creeper-strewn canopy just off pedestrianised Ermou, Petrino's dishes are as enticing as its shaded location. Try the wonderfully garlicky aubergine mezedhes and generous portions of mussels on rice.
Seafood in Alexandroupoli


Try the grilled octopus and mullet and some of the fresh, simple salads at this fish taverna. Starfish ornaments and nautical miscellany decorate the space. It's tucked away off the waterfront.
Taverna in Alexandroupoli

Ai Giorgis

Overlooking Demir Ali Beach, Ai Giorgis sizzles up shrimp saganaki and expertly steams cockles, while guests sip ouzo and enjoy the sea breeze.
Sweets in Komotini


Nedim has been serving what is perhaps the best baklava this side of İstanbul since 1950. Try your teeth on kadayif (sweet bird's nests of pistachio and pastry), Turkish delight ranging from mint to orange and cocoa…
Sweets in Xanthi & Around

Glikia Gonia

This traditional Thracian sweet shop is a treasure chest of sugary treats, all made in-house. Choose from baklava that's oozing syrup, hefty ropes of pistachio-crusted soutzouk loukoum (aromatic rolls of Turkish del…
Taverna in Xanthi & Around

Taverna To Perasma

Facing Megalou Alexandrou park near the bus station, local secret To Perasma serves huge portions of satisfying Greek specialities. Try the aubergine and feta salad, zucchini balls or beef kebabs, and taste the fier…
Taverna in Alexandroupoli

Nea Klimataria

All the classics are done well at this somewhat touristy taverna away from the harbourfront hubbub. Enormous Greek salads are rich with feta; pork is grilled to succulence and covered in oregano. The service is frie…