10 Things to Do in Xanthi Region That You Shouldn't Miss

December 22, 2017 Cedrick Jardin

Discover the best top things to do in Xanthi Region, Greece including The House of Shadow, Old Town of Xanthi, Livaditis Waterfall, Folklore & Historical Museum of Xanthi, Nestos River, Monastery of St. Nicholas, Nestos Gorge Observatory, Xanthi’s Old Town Festival, Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition, Archaeological Museum of Abdera.
Restaurants in Xanthi Region

1. The House of Shadow

Orfeos 33, Xanthi 671 32, Greece +30 697 761 2726
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5 based on 133 reviews

The House of Shadow

The house of shadow was made to accommodate shadow artworks. In the convention hall you can you can see sculptures made from trash, which when appropriately light, they produce recognizable shadow forms.

Reviewed By MarkellaMor - Thessaloniki, Greece

If you ever find yourself in the beautiful city of Xanthi, don't miss the chance to visit this amazing place! This kind of art is so creative and original, I've never seen anything similar to this before! You don't have to be an art enthousiast in order to enjoy it; personally I'm not the kind of person to roam the galleries every time I visit a new city, but this exhibition really amazed me!
A really big advantage is that the artist is there most of the times, if not always, in order to guide the visitors. He's very polite and welcoming, he helps you see the details you'd otherwise ignore and reveals the ideas behind his works!
The exhibition is hosted in a relatively small space and as far as I can remember our visit lasted about 30-40 minutes. The "exit fee" (because we paid in the end and not in the beginning of the tour) was just 2 euros: totally worth it, without a second thought!

2. Old Town of Xanthi

Xanthi 67100, Greece
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4.5 based on 236 reviews

Old Town of Xanthi

Reviewed By Christos F - Kalamata, Greece

There is no way to go in Xanthi and not visit the Od Town. Sidewalks everywhere with various bars, caffes and restaurants everywhere.
If you visit it during spring or summer it's even better because stores have tables and chairs outside. Really lovely.
If you can avoid rainy days, do it.

3. Livaditis Waterfall

Livaditis, Xanthi 670 62, Greece 00306972456745
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5 based on 66 reviews

Livaditis Waterfall

Reviewed By Steven R

Firstly the name is Waterfall of Libaditis or Livaditis Waterfall. The journey to get there is long and arduous.The journey starts from the sign on the main road between Drama and Xanthi.Head for the town of Livaditis.It is about 16 km.Just after you go through the town you will see signs for the waterfall.Then you reach a stopping area with signs saying waterfall 4km.I have put photos on to show the signs.You can either park your car there and walk or if you have 4x4 no problem.The road is rough and full of rocks and potholes.I managed to get 3km in my hired Fiat but it was 1st gear and very slowly.After 3.5 km you find a few signs on left side and a small track heading down.That is the start of the walk.Its a 30 minute walk at least downhill.There is a spot just after the 900 mt sign where you can get a great shot of the falls like the one I put up.Its where the path goes right or straight on near a large rock.Go to the left side of the rock along small path to where you will see the falls through an opening in the trees.20 mts.I have left a screenshot showing exact spot.Then go back to the track and follow it down to the falls.At the bottom go over a bridge and up some steps.Then reach the falls and sit on the bench and admire.

4. Folklore & Historical Museum of Xanthi

7 Adika Giagou | Old Town of Xanthi, Xanthi 671 00, Greece +30 2541 025421
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

Folklore & Historical Museum of Xanthi

Reviewed By papas1983 - Melbourne

l spent the morning visiting this attraction, if you like antiquity and history you must visit this place, l was amazed as to how well maintained this building is and how inviting the staff are, very ready to tell you the story around the contents and the history, if visiting Xanthi its a must to see.

5. Nestos River

Stavroupoli 67062, Greece +30 2541 093917
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5 based on 32 reviews

Nestos River

Reviewed By Mark W - Doha, Qatar

Kayaking down the river gorge is an unforgettable experience. This trip can be done in kayaks (wet) or in canoes (much drier); go for the kayak! There is also a footpath that runs along much of the gorge; we didn't do it but apparently it is equally lovely. The view of the gorge from the Mountains to the North is also worth taking in; one of the best in the world!

6. Monastery of St. Nicholas

Porto Lagos 67100, Greece
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Monastery of St. Nicholas

Reviewed By parsifal - Kalamata, Greece

This is an intriguing place. A church located on a lake and attached to the Mainland by a causeway. Have to say that before visiting we assumed incorrectly that the church was Byzantine - it isn't. But this shouldn't put you off from visiting - the little church is very pretty with lots of greenery around it. In any case, just to walk over to it surrounded by the amazing wetlands is an experience to treasure.

7. Nestos Gorge Observatory

Xanthi, Greece
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5 based on 17 reviews

Nestos Gorge Observatory

Reviewed By berryandshaun

We rented a car from the airport, stayed in Kavala and drove here. The lookout is beautiful and a must see. Very nice on the way up and back down too. If coming from Kavala go to Toxotes town first, follow the signs for the nestos river and do the gorge walk on the left of the car park. It was beautiful!!

8. Xanthi’s Old Town Festival

North Xanthi | Old Town, Xanthi 671 00, Greece
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5 based on 13 reviews

Xanthi’s Old Town Festival

Every autumn since 1991, the old town of Xanthi — a small, traditional place in northeast Greece — hosts Xanthi’s Old Town Festival. It’s an opportunity for local and nationally famous artists to show off their paintings and photography exhibits, theatrical Performances, and book fairs as well as dancing in the streets. The Old Town makes a fantastic backdrop for this experience with its narrow streets and old houses. Be sure to head to Xanthi at the beginning of September to take part in this memorable festival.

Reviewed By Emmanouil Z - Thessaloniki, Greece

One of the most livable places during autumn's entrance in North Greece. Many artistic events and plenty of traditional greek food.

9. Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition

9 Kapnergaton, Xanthi 671 00, Greece +30 2541 029282
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition

Reviewed By Emmanouil Z - Thessaloniki, Greece

Important cultural center of region with many events, mostly about painting, book presentations and much more.

10. Archaeological Museum of Abdera

Lazaridi 2, Abdera 670 61, Greece +30 2541 051003
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Archaeological Museum of Abdera

Reviewed By Stef A - Chamouille, France

One cannot expect such a museum in the small town of Avdera. The items exposed are nicely explained and presented. The staff is very friendly. Kids will also like the visit.

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