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 Museum of Samothraki

Archaeological Museum of Samothraki The museum has four rooms and an atrium and houses:- Room A: the reconstructed architectural parts from the buildings of the sanctuary, - Room B: restored architectural parts, sculptures and ...

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Fortress and the Byzantine Wall of Komotini

Fortress and the Byzantine Wall of Komotini The largest and oldest monument of the town. It was built around the 4th AD century for financial and military reasons since from here was passing Egnatia Str.The city of ...

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Holy Church of Saint Theodore

Holy Church of Saint Theodore In the cemetery of the village is saved the oldest post-Byzantine church of the Holy Metropolis of Drama, Saint Theodore. The temple dates back to 1815 as stated in the ...

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Church of Panagia in Therapio Orestiadas

Church of Panagia in Therapio Orestiadas Therapio is a village in the northern part of Evros, near the Bulgarian border. It is located there the Holy Church of the Assumption and erected in 1895. A three-aisled ...

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Mosque (Courts) Arap Mosque

Mosque (Courts) Arap Mosque In the Administrative center of the old Muslim neighborhood of Drama - at the intersection of Alexander street, K. Palaiologos street and L. Lamprianidou street - we meet one of ...

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Astris

Astris Source: http://thassos.gr

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Information Center of Delta Evros

Information Center of Delta Evros The Information Center for the Evros Delta, is located just before the passage to Loutra Village. There you can learn about the Delta and tour to Drana lagoon with boats ...

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Cave of Saints Theodoroi

Cave of Saints Theodoroi The small church of St. Theodore is modulated inside the cave of Zonaio mountain. The surviving wall painting seems to cover several years, but especially two phases are distinguished, belonging ...

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Komotini

Komotini Komotini is currently located in the north central plains of the region to a draft of the valley at an altitude of 36 to 48 meters from the sea and ...

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Maronia

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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Kavala

Kavala Kavala due to its geographical position (using a large natural harbor, unique from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupolis, the dynamics of the hinterland of Eastern Macedonia and always dominant position in the ...

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