Traveler's Guide

East Macedonia & Thrace

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Region of East Macedonia & Thrace

The Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace occupies the northeastern part of Greece. It borders with Turkey easterly, Bulgaria northern and with the Regional Unit of Serres westerly. Southwest is washed by the Aegean Sea and southeast by the Thracian Sea. It includes the Regional Unities: Drama, Kavala, Xanthi, Rodopi and Evros.

It has a total area of 14.157 thousand hectares and covers the 10.7% of the total area of the country.

Also includes two major islands of Thracian Sea, Thassos and Samothrace. 

Crossroad of major sea and land routes by which, for thousands of years, are moving people and goods, ideas and habits to and from the four cardinal points: from the Black Sea and Asia to Western Europe and from North Europe and the Balkans to the Mediterranean and North Africa.

The traces of its history, that start from the Paleolithic season and arrive to our days, are everywhere: caves, rock paintings, forts, temples, theaters, citadels, mines, graves, tumuli, marble quarries, Christian monuments, monasteries and holy places , aqueducts, Islamic monuments, traditional villages, Megara, mansions, tobacco warehouses.

The Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, during the ancient times, was covered by forests at the rate of about 80%, but today this percentage has limited to 55% per area. In its extent there are trackless forests, virgin nature, high mountains, rich flora and fauna, large rivers, lakes and lagoons and an endless coastline with clear blue waters and friendly beaches.

The region is a place of music, dance, feast and ritual. Dionysus and Orpheus never left from this earth. The reversals of nature (winter, spring, etc.) give an opportunity for reversals of another class: masquerading and walking over fires, and outspoken sprees, kidnappings and robberies, all in the context of ritual.

Archaeological site of Philippi

Archaeological site of Philippi Located 15 km from Kavala in Krinides and is one of the most important historical sites in the area. Founded by the father of the Great Alexander and took his ...

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Traditional Oil Press in Holy Mary of Thasos

Traditional Oil Press in Holy Mary of Thasos This is a family factory which produce olive oil for four generations. When it started to operate in 1915, oil production was based entirely on the mill and the water ...

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Traditional Settlement of Castle- Gennas Lake (Birth lake)

Traditional Settlement of Castle- Gennas Lake (Birth lake) The Castle is the oldest settlement on the island an is located 12klm. northeast of Limenaria and at 500m altitude. The name was taken from the ruins of the ...

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Church of Saint Nicholas in Eleutheroupoli

Church of Saint Nicholas in Eleutheroupoli The Church of Saint Nicholas, was built on the foundations of the post-Christian basilica (6th c.), which was probably dedicated to Saint Mena. The former church of Saint Nicholas (1759) ...

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Church of saint Triada in Polystylo, Kavala

Church of saint Triada in Polystylo, Kavala The Saint Triada (Holy Trinity) Church is located in Polystylo of Kavala Prefecture, 10 km from the city of Kavala. Inside the church there are the relics of Saints Five ...

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Monument Apostle Paul - Church St. Nicholas

Monument Apostle Paul - Church St. Nicholas Synthesis of mosaic 35m2 is placed in the step of Apostle Paul in the city of Kavala next to Church Agios Nikolaos, with tittle "The arrival of the Apostle Paul ...

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Sanative Spring in Eleftheres

Sanative Spring in Eleftheres The Baths of Sanative Springs of Eleftheres are an area of unique natural beauty, located 45 km west of Kavala city in the coastal highway to Thessaloniki, in a strategic ...

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Alykes Those are exquisite small villages with beaches and creeks, where one can enjoy swimming. The beaches of Alyki, Psili Ammos, Paradissos, Thymonia and Astris are renowned.Source:

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Metalleia (Mines) Beach

Metalleia (Mines) Beach If you wish to live a unique experience then visit the beach of Metalleia (Mines)! It is located just outside of Limenaria, at the south part of the island, behind ...

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Οικισμός Ωραίου

Οικισμός Ωραίου Ανήκει στο δήμο Μύκης.Πληθυσμιακά έχει 1000 περίπου κατοίκους. Στο Ωραίο ακόμα και σήμερα λειτουργεί παραδοσιακός Νερόμυλος. Βαδίζοντας αριστερότερα συναντάς εκτροφείο πέστροφας με παραδοσιακή ταβέρνα όπου μπορεί ο επισκέπτης να γευτεί ...

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Porto lagos Settlement

Porto lagos Settlement Porto Lagos is a quaint fishing village 26 km from Xanthi. It has a port that serves the trade of Xanthi’s Prefecture, with the capacity of many fishing boats (both ...

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Maronia In the South of Rodopi surrounded by olive groves that reach to the sea is Maronia, an important historic town built in the area was the synonym of the ancient ...

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