The small town of Soufli is located in Northern Greece and has only a couple thousands of residents. It is said to have been inhabited since the neolithic times and is best known for its production of premium-quality silk that probably dates back to the Byzantium ages and flourished during the 19th century. During that time, Soufli became famous for trading and craft-making and was considered the broader area’s financial, political and cultural center.
Soufli continues to be the only place in Greece that specializes in the silkworm-rearing and processing of yarn taken from the cocoon. The Silk Museum in Soufli, one of the many existing exhibitions, shows the pre-industrial techniques by which silkworms were bred (sericulture) and silk was woven.