Top things to do

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…
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

Evrothirama

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 Bar in Xanthi & Around

Ntili Ntili

A really popular, vintage-laden bar painted in bright colours and hosting all kinds of cultural events and parties. One of the local favourites.
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Alexandroupoli

Myrsini

This treasure trove of original Soufli silks has scarves from €5 as well as flamboyant table runners, jewellery and voluminous spreads (€300). Step inside to see silk being snipped and shelves that are packed with s…
Top Choice Sweets in Xanthi & Around

Paparaskeva

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

Petrino

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.
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…