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.

Thracian Museum of Education of the Association of Educational Sciences

Thracian Museum of Education of the Association of Educational Sciences The Thracian Museum of Education of the Association of Educational Sciences was founded in 1992 to collect and exhibit school objects, documents and books of historical importance, mainly Thracian and ...

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Fortification of Aggitis

Fortification of Aggitis At the top of the hill above the cave of Maara, a fortification was built in the late Roman or Byzantine times. In several places the height reaches from 1 ...

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Medieval bridge in Polyanthos

Medieval bridge in Polyanthos The bridge is located at the exit of Kompsatos, which stems from mountainousRodopi, is crossed Thracian valley and empties into Lake Vistonida. In the surrounding area have identified several sites ...

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Cave of Saints Theodoroi

Cave of Saints Theodoroi The small church of St. Theodore is modulated inside the cave of Zonaio mountain. The surviving wall painting seems to cover several years, but especially two phases are distinguished, belonging ...

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Church of St. Nicholas Patagi

Church of St. Nicholas Patagi The initial phase of the temple should probably be placed at the end of the 17th and early 18th century. It is a small church that follows the formula of ...

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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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Beach of N. Peramos

Beach of N. Peramos New Peramos due its privileged location next to the sea, is during the decades a popular destination for vacationers from surrounding provinces and nearby urban centers. There they can enjoy ...

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Livadi Beach

Livadi Beach Livadi Beach is situated in the east of the island of Thassos at a 20 kilometer distance of the capital Limenas, close to Aliki. It is a quiet beach that ...

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Marmaradika or Vathi

Marmaradika or Vathi Source:

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6th Kavala AirSea Show

6th Kavala AirSea Show 30/06/2017 - 02/07/2017The “6th Kavala Air/Sea show” is planned to take place during the following dates: 30 June – 02 July 2017. It is an annual, free-to-public show of aerospace and naval ...

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Giannouli The Gianoulis village is located in the heart Evros region and is northwest of Soufli at the distance of about 10 km. There the visitor can see the church of ...

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Prophet Elias

Prophet Elias The Prophet Elias is a must in order to taste the famous lamb spit Samothrace, while in the chapel of Prophet Elias you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets. Also, you can ...

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