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.

The Old Heroon

The Old Heroon It’s Located in the small park opposite the Archaeological Museum. It is the work of the talented local sculptor Peter Moschidis made of solid marble in 1930. Two large ...

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Archaelogical exhibition of Spileo

Archaelogical exhibition of Spileo At the basement of the municipal refreshment of Spileo, at the "Koryfi" (“Top”) area, in a beautiful natural environment, with the view of the plains of Arda and Adrianoupoli, there ...

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Sources of St. Barbara

Sources of St.  Barbara Symbol of Drama, sources of Santa Barbara are exposed in recent years among the 60 best parks in Europe. It is a magical wetland, a beautiful recreation area about 60 ...

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Panagia Kosmosotira in Feres

Panagia Kosmosotira in Feres The monastery of Panagia Kosmosoteira (Our Lady, Saviour of the World) includes a fortress wall (with towers and a gate) and a catholicon (main church) in the type of the ...

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Holy Church of Saint Paraskevi

Holy Church of Saint Paraskevi Location: Kallithea. In the stream that passes south of the village there is the church of Saint Paraskevi. The tradition says that Marco Gikas dreamed many times of the Holy, ...

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HOLY TEMPLE OF PANAGIA

HOLY TEMPLE OF PANAGIA The Orthodox Church of the Assumption is located in the historic district of Panagia, within the walls of the peninsula, where half of the residents and families that lived during ...

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National Park of forest of Dadia

National Park of forest of Dadia This forest is a very important habitat. The importance lies in the fact that here there are found countless species of flora of the area but mainly because here, very ...

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Ptelea or Karagatseli and Marsh lagoons

Ptelea or Karagatseli and Marsh lagoons They are two coastal, shallow lakes with salt water, muddy shores, sandy strips of land, BEACHES to the side of the sea and salt marshes. There is a link between ...

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Nestos Lakes

Nestos Lakes Nestos river stems from the Rila mountain range in central Bulgaria, enters Greece by the prefecture of Drama and is poured in the Thracian Sea. It was worshiped as a ...

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Settlement of Fanari

Settlement of Fanari Fanari is a coastal village about 30 km southwest of Komotini. Most famous tourist resort of Thrace with many tourists during the summer months. The resident population at Fanari is ...

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K. Nevrokopi

K. Nevrokopi Kato Neurokopi is a town of the Prefecture of Drama in altitude of 558 m, it is situated in the center of the homonymous plateau, northwest of Drama 47km away ...

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Volakas

Volakas Built in a cavity formed between the masses of Falakro Mountain at an altitude of 830 meters, Volakas is 35.5km away from Drama and 24km away from Nevrokopi. The village ...

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