Xanthi prefecture

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Xanthi (Greek: Ξάνθη) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. It is within the East Macedonia and Thrace periphery. Xanthi has no or only one province. The capital of the prefecture is also called Xanthi. Xanthi is the smallest prefecture in area and population in all of Thrace and is the westernmost.

The north of Xanthi borders with Bulgaria along the Rhodope Mountains. The south borders along the Aegean Sea. The west borders the Kavala to the west, Drama to the northwest and Rhodope to the east. The mountains of Koula lie to the east and the Papingio to the northeast.

Of special interest in the Xanthi prefecture are the Byzantine castle around the old town of Xanthi and the subterranean Macedonian tombs in Komnina from the 2nd century BC. During the 19th century, local tobacco production and commerce developed rapidly. The manors of the old city, many of which are still intact, testify to the prosperity of the tobacco merchants of Xanthi during this period.


The areas that mainly get Mediterranean climate is at the southern and the central portion. Its climate is mainly continental with cold winters in higher elevations and the northern part.


Archaeological sites



Municipality YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Avdira 3901 Avdira 670 61 25410-5
Myki 3905 Sminthi 671 00 25410-2 through 7
Stavroupolis 3909 Stavroupoli 670 52 25420-2
Topiros 3910 Evlalos 672 00 25410-4
Vistonida 3902 Genisea 670 64 25410-8
Xanthi 3906 Xanthi 671 00 25410-2 through 7


Commune YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Kotyli 3904 Kotyli 673 00 25540-2
Satres 3907 Satres 673 00 25540-2
Selero 3708 Selero 671 00 25410-2
Thermes 3903 Thermes 673 00 25540-2