Old Town of Xanthi – The Little Paris of Northern Greece

“I was born on October 23 in Xanthi, in the fairytale Old Town, the preserved” this is how Manos Hadjidakis described his birthplace in his autobiographical text. The Old Town of Xanthi (Η Παλιά Πόλη της Ξάνθης) is one of the largest urban traditional settlements in Greece, which has remained unaffected by time and preserves…

Where we ate the best bougatsa in Thraki

Bougatsa (μπουγάτσα) is a Greek pastry (sweet or salty) consisting of either, semolina, custard, cheese or minced meat filling between layers of phyllo. The sweet bougatsa is served with powder sugar and cinnamon on top. The origins of bougatsa could be traced back to Constantinople and Byzantium. The citizens of the city gave the name bougatsa to a certain kind…