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 Vissa

Folklore Museum of Vissa The history of the Folklore museum of Vissa starts in the decade of 70s, when teachers and professors who teach in community of Vissa with motivate their love for ...

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Monuments of cultural interest

Monuments of cultural interest A large number of interesting neoclassical buildings of great importance can be found in large cities of Greece, the architecture of mosques, and specific neighborhoods in cities (the warehouses, the ...

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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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Church of the Assumption

Church of the Assumption Located inside the fortress on the eastern side. It is four-aisle with splint, wooden roof and its floor is at a lower level than the round space. It was built ...

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Tsinar Mosque

Tsinar Mosque It was named after the tree which is located at the entrance. The founder of the mosque was a man named Çıplak Hüseyin Ağa. He built the mosque and spent ...

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Holy Church of Holy Mary - Old Churc

Holy Church of Holy Mary - Old Churc The Holy Church, named as the "Old Church" is dedicated to the Entrance of Holy Mary, honored on November 21. The oral testimonies of the residents report that the post-Byzantine ...

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Blue Coast

Blue Coast In the Blue Coast the visitors will enjoy a nice sandy beach and a beautiful sea. Beach Bars, taverns and watersports are all available to the visitors.

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Protected areas – preys' shelters-Municipality of Prosotsani-Preys' shelters

Protected areas – preys' shelters-Municipality of Prosotsani-Preys' shelters The flora that synthesizes high mountain vegetation consists of beech, chestnut, hydrid fir, black pine, cedar, oak, hornbeam, willow, alder, rowan, maple, ash tree, dogwood, wild rose, blueberry etc. Interesting ...

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Beach of Pefkari

Beach of Pefkari The Peukari got its name from the pine forest in the area. The beach is known for its deep clear waters and water sports center (water sports).

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Iasmos

Iasmos Iasmos is one of the oldest towns in Thrace built at the foothills of the Rhodopes mountain and the cove of Lake Vistonidas. The tradition has it that Iasmiotes are ...

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Traditional Settlement of Eleftheroupoli

Traditional Settlement of Eleftheroupoli Magical itineraries start from Eleftheroupoli to semi-mountainous or mountainous villages that embrace nature with all its splendour. There, one comes across samples of traditional architecture.Eleftheroupoli, Nikissiani, Paleochori, Moustheni, Messoropi, Podochori and Avli are well preserved ...

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Adriani

Adriani Adriani is a vibrant village with friendly inhabitants, 11km away from the city of Drama, at an altidute of 160m. Adriani has suitable soil for growing grapes, so here there ...

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