Soufli is a household name in Greece for silk of impeccable quality. The area is inhabited since the hellenistic era, later became an administrative centre of the Ottoman Empire, and it was further developed during the 19th century with the creation of the Thessaloniki-Istanbul railroads. It was about then when the newly found pesticides helped silkworm cultivation become way more sustainable and the silk production skyrocketed. The town was filled with “cocoon houses”, small family units of silkworm breeding and silk refinement. Soufli is also known for its local delicacies among which are its delicious charcuterie, and the great wine and tsipouro. Another traditional craft of the town was carriage building, when ox and horse carriages were the main transport in the area.