Rodopi's central area numbers many and various attractions! You'll need at least a week to get a good glimplse. Here are peaks like Thrace's highest at 1828m, the "National Monument of Nature" virgin beech forest, the highest waterfall of the Balkans, monasteries, castles, the famous Pomak Villages and over 7 magnificent stone bridges. The Mountains of Koula, Geraneia and Achladovouni, the Forests of Erymanthos, Chaintou, Lepidas and Stamna, are all part of the Central Rodopi.
Karyon Apartments. Six apartments with fireplace and gorgeous view, located in a fantastic green hill over Ano Karyofyto. +30 6974010956 email@example.com, www.karyon.gr.
Guest House Tzivaeri. The apartments Tzivaeri are located just 13km northwest off Xanthi city, at the village of Lykodromio. +30 6973988823, www.tzivaeri.eu.
Guest House Kyveli. A hostel set in the heart of the wilderness, an open arm of the Thracian hospitality. Located in Ano Karyofyto. +30 25420 31031, www.kyveli-hotel.gr.
Hotel Agriani. A three star hotel right beside the wild river Kosynthos, just 4km distance from the picturesque old city of Xanthi. +30 25410 83777, www.agriani.gr.
Hotel Philoxenia. This cozy hotel is located in the small town of Paranesti, a center for excursions all around Central Rodopi. +30 2347 72778, www.philoxeniadrama.gr.
Hotel Nessos. Located right above the town of Paranesti on a hill, this hotel offers fantastic views and access to everything in Central Rodopi. +30 25420 21021, www.hotelnessos.gr.
916 Mountain Resort. Just 9km north of Xanthi city are, these touristic residencies lie in a picturesque area amongst oak and pine forest. +30 25410 73916, www.916mountainresort.gr.
Erymanthos Forest Village. The Forest Village of Erymanthos is fully operational all year round. It has 12 houses (two rooms each), a restaurant and cafe. +30 25420 21008, www.forestvillage.gr
Lepidas Forest Administration Shack. These facilities mainly exist for the Forest Administration employes and workers. However a stay can be arranged there if you call them. +30 25210 57821
EOS Xanthis Mountain Refuge. The Mountain refuge of EOS Xanthis Mountaineering Association. Contact them at +30 6972003910, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.eosx.gr.
Here's a list with associations or companies that organize outdoor activities in the region:
EOS Xanthis. The Hellenic Mountaineering Association of Xanthi organizes hiking tours of easy up to hard difficulty every week. email@example.com, www.eosx.gr.
Vasilis Katsoulis. Based in Kavala Vasilis is a very experienced Mountain Leader - River Guide. Walking, rafting, climbing, canyoning, mountainbiking with Vasilis is adventurous and fun! +30 6946150116, www.mountainleadergreece.com.
Forestis. Right beside river Nestos in Paranesti, at Forestis you can do canoe-kayak, climbing, archery, rafting, mtb tours and more. +30 6947825551, www.forestis.gr.
Riverland. Based in Stavroupoli and Toxotes, Riverland also organizes canoe-kayak, rafting, archery, mtb tours and more. +30 25410 62488, www.riverland.gr.
Nestos Plus. Kayak, horse riding and other outdoor activities in the wider Nestos Area. www.nestosplus.gr
North Star Enduro Touring. This team organizes enduro rides in the wild, ranging from easy riding up to "madness" extreme riding levels. +30 6937014584, www.enduro-touring.gr.