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.

Ruins of the Byzantine city Anastasioupolis

Ruins of the Byzantine city Anastasioupolis 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 ...

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Drama's Castle (Byzantine Walls)

Drama's Castle (Byzantine Walls) 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 ...

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Folklore Museum of Limemaria of Thasos

Folklore Museum of Limemaria of Thasos 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 ...

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Servili Mosque

Servili Mosque 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 ...

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Church of Holy Mary Archangeliotissa

Church of Holy Mary Archangeliotissa 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 ...

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Church of the Archangels

Church of the Archangels 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 ...

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Mountain Simvolo

Mountain Simvolo 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 ...

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NATURA Sites

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The bridges in area Thermes - Medusa

The bridges in area Thermes - Medusa 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 ...

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Mauromation Village of Neo Sidirochori

Mauromation Village of Neo Sidirochori It is a village near Neo Sidirochori. It was declared as a traditional settlement by the MIN.ENV - Ministry of Environment.

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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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Didymoteicho

Didymoteicho Didymoteicho is a town in Western Thrace and capital of the homonymous province of Evros. It is located 85 km away from Alexandroupoli and 2 km away from the Greek ...

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