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.

Archaeological site of Paleopolis

Archaeological site of Paleopolis On the north side of the island, in Paleopolis near Archaeological Museum is the archaeological site of Paleopolis. It is remarkable and very important archaeological site since at this point ...

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Castle in Pythion

Castle in Pythion The Castle in Pythio (of the Byzantine Empythio) is located 16 km north of Didymoteicho, near the railway bridge, which enters from the Greek to the Turkish ground. It was ...

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Monastery of Archangel Thassos

Monastery of Archangel Thassos The Nunnery of Archangelos Michael is the greatest and most famous monastery of Thassos and is an important pilgrimage. It is built on the edge of a cliff near the ...

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Kasaba Mosque

Kasaba Mosque The Kasaba Mosque is located near the central square of Genisea behind the Mustafa Pasha mosque (Admiral in time of Murad IV) and is dated to 15-16 century. In this ...

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Achrian Mosque of Xanthi

Achrian Mosque of Xanthi The mosque is located in the Old City, in the present district of the Acropolis or Achrian Mahallesi (Ahrian Mahalle). The mosque is a single aisle space and it was ...

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Livaditis With the generic name "Livaditis" is characterized a large mountainous region that includes the Chaidou Mountain, the southern part of Kula Mountain and the surrounding peaks. It is bounded in ...

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Dikella In Dikella beach the visitors can enjoy the water sports, the beautiful sea and the sun, while a large number of coastal canteens are ready to welcome them and serve ...

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Orestiada The New Orestiada is the second most populous city in the prefecture of Evros and is in the north, 155 km from Alexandroupoli. It is a modern city that is ...

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Hannah - Baths Traianoupolis

Hannah - Baths Traianoupolis In Traianoupolis, near the town founded by Emperor Trajan is located the village Baths, which is famous for its thermal baths. The Baths are located 16 km northeast of Alexandroupolis. ...

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