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.

Folklore Museum of Stavroupoli

Folklore Museum of Stavroupoli The Folklore Museum of Stavroupolis housed in the old building of Taxation Tobacco and founded from private initiative by Stavros Karampatzakis. Exhibits of the museum include traditional costumes, objects of ...

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Arches in Kavala (Aqueduct)

Arches in Kavala (Aqueduct) The aqueduct (Kamares) in Kavala is a Roman aqueduct, it consists of 60 arches of four different sizes and a maximum height of 52m. and it was reconstructed in 1550 ...

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Achrian Mosque of Xanthi

Achrian Mosque of Xanthi The mosque is located in the Old City, in the present district of the Acropolis or Achrian Mahallesi (Ahrian Mahalle). The mosque is a single aisle space and it was ...

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Holy Church of Saint George Skala Rachoni

Holy Church of Saint George Skala Rachoni The church celebrates on August 15, when, after the operation, the feast of Holy Mary, the famous Qurbani or Kloumpani, takes place, in which it is offered veal stew. The ...

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Holy Church of Dormition of Holy Mary

Holy Church of Dormition of Holy Mary It was built like a basilica in 1870, ended up in a carved wooden roof and based on painted pillars. With an unaltered inside, a carved wooden icon screen of ...

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Frakto Forest

Frakto Forest It is situated in the northeastern part of the prefecture under the highest peak of central Rhodope, at 1.953m. In 1980 the forest was declared as a Protected Natural Monument, ...

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Kinira 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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Tosca Tosca beach is 5 km from Kavala. It has been awarded with the “blue flag” for its clear water and its organisation. It can be reached by taking the coach ...

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Stavroupolis Settlement

Stavroupolis Settlement Stavropoli is the administrative center of the municipality. Is a town beside the River Nestos, 28km from the city of Xanthi. It had been the centre of tobacco cultivation until ...

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Nymphea Settlement

Nymphea Settlement Nymphea is a mountain village (alt. 550 m) and it’s located in Rhodope, 18 km north of Komotini. All the houses in Nymphea are stone coated and have wooden ...

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Doxato It lies on the road of Drama - Kavala at a distance of 10 and 25 km respectively.The settlement of Doxato is an interesting example of the application of innovative ...

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