Xanthi & Around attractions

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…
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,…
Gallery in Xanthi & Around

House of Shadow

Now in a new location, this rather eccentric gallery works with shadow art to reveal that which we apparently cannot see. The local artist Triandafyllos Vaitsis does his best to provoke thought with tin sculptures t…
Museum in Xanthi & Around

Archaeological Museum of Abdera

This splendid museum paints a vivid picture of ancient Abdera, from daily life to the region's luminaries. Most interesting is the detail about Abdera's defence against incursions by the Thracians, with rich exhibit…