Giortes Palias Polis, the Old town Festival

Old Town, Xanthi 671 00, Greece

Incorrect data? Please notify us at

Travel Tips For Greece

Find the best deals here for unique accommodations around Greece and book your stays in advance.
Build and book a hotel+flight package from scratch, all in one place.
Get personalized advice along with a curated itinerary for your upcoming travels.
Get the most authentic experience. Check out these guided tours and skip-the-line tickets around Greece.


Since 1991, Xanthi’s Old Town Festival takes place at the beginning of autumn. Each year, it offers us unforgettable moments of recreation and fun! Concerts of famous and local artists, theatrical plays, art and photography exhibitions, book fairs as well as parallel events excite different kind of interests! It’s quite appealing that all events mentioned above take place in the enchanting setting of Xanthi’s Old Town. We could describe it as an “outdoor museum” with traditional, colourful mansions, the glory of which remains untouched through the years, and beautiful paved streets that travel us back in time…The visitor is invited to discover the town’s beautiful traditional settlement, to go back in time and -last but not least- to have endless fun in one of the stands set by the various associations of Xanthi in the narrow, paved streets of Old Town, offering plenty of food and drinks. All those who wander around town merge into one single company dancing and celebrating together! These celebrations bring to mind the Carnival festivities of Xanthi! If you are planning on visiting Thrace this period of time, don’t miss this incredible event that appeals to every single age group! Apparently, the variety of the events scheduled indulges all tastes and satisfies the most demanding spectator! Here, you will also have the chance to discover a unique destination of endless possibilities that will certainly impress you! Official organiser of the Festival is the Municipal Utility Service of Xanthi.

We recommend to book your stays in Greece in advance as it can get booked up quickly during certain periods. If you use this link, you pay the same price and we get a small commission - thanks for your support!

Want to plan this trip? Build your own hotel+flight package, or reach out for personalized advice from one of our travel experts.

Travel stories around Giortes Palias Polis, the Old town Festival

Places to visit around Giortes Palias Polis, the Old town Festival