Soufli is 67 km northwest of Alexandroupoli, at the head of the prefecture of Evros. With 4,258 residents, the picturesque town of Soufli gained worldwide fame in the late 19th century because of the incomparable quality of silk which was produced here. The first silk seed arrived in 1839 and gradually more families became engaged in sericulture, the production of silk and the rearing of silkworms for this purpose. Silk production was for decades the most important sector of the local economy, and Soufli became known as the "city of silk".
Nowadays the flame of tradition is kept alive by its inhabitants, while the architecture of the buildings evokes nostalgic memories of a bygone era. The traditional houses of the city, known as “koukoulospita”, are made of wood and stone. Don’t forget to visit the factory of Tzivre brothers, south of the city, which will impress you and take you back in time.
The area is of great natural interest and at a short distance, about 18 kilometers far from Soufli, you will find one of the most important European habitats, the forest of Dadia, which is shelter to rare birds of prey, some of them endangered. During your visit in Soufli, wander the city streets, admire the silk masterpieces of local shops and try the sausages of the region, the famous soufliotika sausages and the traditional crabs, which are excellent appetizers to accompany the local wine and raki.