The river Kosynthos starts from Rodopi, crosses Pomakochoria and passes through the traditional settlement of Xanthi, before ending up in Vistonida. The waters of the river flow calmly just outside the centre of the modern city and offer an idyllic setting for walks and romance on its banks. Kosynthos is also the natural border between the Old and New Town with the settlement “Samakov” which is more sparsely populated and characterized by its beautiful natural environment.
The Old Town of Xanthi and its narrow alleys are in themselves a reason to make the trip to the city of Thrace: Well-preserved mansions with distinctive architecture and the mixture of West and East are a stunning blend of different styles: Greek neoclassicism, local architecture and Ottoman style. If the churches, mosques and picturesque squares enter the frame, the Old Town is definitely a living open-air museum.