Prefecture of Xanthi: Culture
The first reference to Xanthia, to which Xanthi owns its name, is cited by the Strabo the geographer in his work Geographica, in the beginning of the 1st cent. AD. However, the exact location of the area is not specified. According to Ekataios, it is possible that the name of the area derived from the Thracian tribe Xanthous.