Xanthi’s carnival to attract more than 5,000 Turkish tourists

The carnival of Xanthi is expected to attract over 5,000 Turkish tourists who are expected to visit the region at the last weekend of February.

A lot of tourists from Greece and the Balkans flock to Xanthi these days. “In order to serve the accommodation needs, hotels from Orestiada to Drama, Serres and Thessaloniki are full,” Stefanos Hatzimanolis, vice president of the Greek-Turkish Chamber of Commerce of Northern Greece, said to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency.

“People from Bursa, Istanbul, East Thrace, Dardanelles, even from Smyrna come to Xanthi,” Hatzimanolis said and explained that the carnival attracts a lot of people because it offers something different and is well organised.