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Stavroupoli

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Stavroupoli is a traditional settlement in Western Thrace.

Understand

Stavroupoli is the largest and most important of the villages of Nestos river, located on the forested slopes of Rodhopi mountain range. The village is built on the banks of Nestos river, close to the Nestos Gorge, a top-rated tourist attraction of Western Thrace. The municipality of Stavroupolis encompasses the north western part of the Prefecture of Xanthi, bordering to the north with Bulgaria. The northern areas feature rough alpine scenery with sharp crests and few tiny hamlets.

Get in

By road

Coming from the east, the quickest way to reach Stavroupolis is to exit at the Xanthi East Junction, and to follow the National Highway to Stavroupolis and Drama.

By rail

1 Railway station

Get around

See

  • 1 Nestos Gorge. A gorge with steep rocky slopes covered by forest. It's also an important wildlife refuge for golden eagles and a variety of other native birds. Hiking in Nestos Gorge is easy; You can follow the path along the railway line south of Stavroupoli. The most popular section of the trail starts near the abandoned station of 1 Livera and ends at the village of 2 Toxotes, a popular staging point for kayakers and hikers alike. The views are spectacular and breath-taking. Stone tables and resting benches are available on the trail.
  • Museum of Folklore.
  • 2 Hamidiye Bridge. An Ottoman bridge across the river Kossinthos. The bridge was built in 1903 and exploded by the retreating Greek army in 1941.
  • Church of Evaggelistria.
  • 3 Leibaditis waterfall. 35 metres high

Do

The Rodhopi mountains are full of routes and trails for cycling, hiking and horse riding.

  • Hiking - A signed 5km trail, starting at Karyofyto village, leads you to Gyftokastro peak, with an altitude of 1745m and a panoramic view to contiguous Bulgaria.

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Budget

  • 1 Forest Village "Erymanthos", ☏ +30 25420 21008, +30 25420 63710, +30 697 678 1945 (mobile). Wooden cabins owned by Greek forest rangers and available to rent.
  • 2 Iniochos Guest-house (Komnina village), ☏ +30 25420 22483, +30 25420 21008. Rooms to let
  • 3 Kallithea Mountain hut (Kallithea village), ☏ +30 254 202 2215, +30 697 235 2048 (Mobile).
  • 4 Drimia Mountain Hut (Drimia village), ☏ +30 254 106 3710. State owned
  • 5 Livaditis Mountain Hut, ☏ +30 6934 244 449 (mobile).

Mid-range

  • 6 Agnantio (Karyofyto village), ☏ +30 693 726 0508 (mobile).
  • 7 Xenios Zeus Guesthouse, ☏ +30 693 674 7366 (mobile).
  • Karyon (Karyofyto village), ☏ +30 697 401 0956 (Mobile), +30 697 722 2270 (Mobile). Tourist rented maisonettes
  • 8 To Archontiko Traditional Guesthouse, ☏ +30 25420 22225, +30 6936 512162 (Mobile), +30 6936 47366 (Mobile). A renovated mansion built in the 1920s. Three bedrooms
  • 9 Tzivaeri Guesthouse (Lykodromi village), ☏ +30 25410 74843, +30 6973 988823 (Mobile), +30 6973 6972 242728 (Mobile). Furnished apartments to let

Splurge

  • 10 Kyveli Hotel (Karyofyto village), ☏ +30 25420 31031. A 4-star hotel built in 2008.Six double with balcony.
  • 11 Nemesis Hotel (Komnina village), ☏ +30 25420 21005, +30 25420 21007. A 3-star hotel. 32 double

Connect

Go next

  • Kavala
  • Xanthi

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