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.
- GR-2/E90, Via Egnatia, old and new, SW, Cen., S, SE
- GR-12/E90, W, Cen.
|Municipality||YPES code||Seat||Postal code||Area code ((0)30-)|
|Myki||3905||Sminthi||671 00||25410-2 through 7|
|Xanthi||3906||Xanthi||671 00||25410-2 through 7|
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- See also List of communities of Xanthi