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.
In Gratini, the ruins of the Byzantine city, that after the destruction of Mosynoupoli the 14th century, were the most important center of the region. It’s situated near the village ...Read more
The Byzantine Walls of Drama dating to the 10th century, although it can not be ruled earlier dating. Perimeter were about 850 meters. In 1206, after the destruction of the ...Read more
The Folklore Museum of Limenaria of Thasos began to operate in 1993, with responsibility of the Limenaria Cultural Association, "The Castle". It is housed in the former Community store in ...Read more
The mosque is located in the district of “Asia” (Asa Mahalle), on Skra street, no.20. The monument is a square building, with pitched roof. The prayer room is a ...Read more
Northeast of Xanthi, on the outskirts of the mountainous mass of Rhodope in an extremely wonderful position, overlooking the plain of Xanthi, just above the Samakov region, you can find ...Read more
The church is situated at the junction of Evripidou and Orpheus streets, it is a three-aisled basilica church with a wooden roof, inserted in 1966.The monastery is located northwest of ...Read more
Simvolo is located to the south – east side of the Prefecture of Kavala. The west side of Simvolo is divided from Paggaio by the Pieria valley.Because of its ...Read more
Το Δίκτυο NATURA είναι ένα ευρύ Ευρωπαϊκό Δίκτυο προστατευόμενων φυσικών περιοχών για είδη χλωρίδας, πανίδας, πτηνών και οικοτόπων. Η κάθε προστατευόμενη περιοχή μας, έχει τη δική της χαρακτηριστική βλάστηση, κλίμα ...Read more
The bridges of Kidari: the first bridge is 200 meters west of the settlement Kidari while the second bridge is located before the springs of Thermes towards Kidari village. The ...Read more
It is a village near Neo Sidirochori. It was declared as a traditional settlement by the MIN.ENV - Ministry of Environment.Read more
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 ...Read more