Xanthi’s scenery is very varied, with the Rhodopi Mountains on its northern borders, the Papikio Mountains, lakes, rivers and the sea. The wetlands of the Nestos River and Lake Vistonis lend a special character to the district and constitute a pole of attraction for ecologists from all over Europe. The archaeological interest in the district is mainly Roman and Byzantine.
The prefecture of Xanthi is the smallest one both in area and population in all of Thrace. More precisely, it has a total area of 1,793sq. km. and a population of approximately 100,000 inhabitants. The multicultural
prefecture, with the homonymous capital town, is surrounded by the Nestos river and other smaller rivers, all flowing into the Aegean Sea. Not far away the visitor may find the island of Thassos, a place of unique beauty. Throughout Xanthi there are small, picturesque villages, all following the traditional architectural style. For the lovers of nature there is a great variety of sports activities, such as canoe, rafting, mountain biking, etc. If you come to Xanthi do not forget to visit the impressive waterfalls of Livaditis.
The prefecture offers a great variety of hotels, apartments, camping sites, tavernas, cafeterias and commercial shops.