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.

Building at the Joachim III Street

Building at the Joachim III Street The building at the Joachim III Street, property of Ant. Georgios, together with the surroundings of its plot, are declared historical monument and artwork that needs special government protection, as ...

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Jewish monument of Komotini

Jewish monument of Komotini The monument was constructed in the mid-2000s and placed in the grove of Santa Paraskevi in the city center. The intention of the Municipality was to honor the approximately 1350 ...

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Folklore Museum of Orestiadas

Folklore Museum of Orestiadas In the Museum exhibited historical and folkloric material in Eastern Thrace, Eastern Rumelia and Western Thrace, period 1800-1950, are mainly of authentic rural and urban traditional Thracian costumes, ecclesiastical items, ...

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HOLY METROPOLITAN TEMPLE OF IOANNIS BAPTISTIS

HOLY METROPOLITAN TEMPLE OF IOANNIS BAPTISTIS In 1864 the Greek Orthodox Community of Kavala acquired the right to build district outside the fort and the City's the first task was to build a church for the ...

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Mosque (Courts) Arap Mosque

Mosque (Courts) Arap Mosque In the Administrative center of the old Muslim neighborhood of Drama - at the intersection of Alexander street, K. Palaiologos street and L. Lamprianidou street - we meet one of ...

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Holy Church of Saint Theodore

Holy Church of Saint Theodore In the cemetery of the village is saved the oldest post-Byzantine church of the Holy Metropolis of Drama, Saint Theodore. The temple dates back to 1815 as stated in the ...

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Perigiali Beach

Perigiali Beach At the town’s eastern entrance, 2 km from the city centre. A beach partially organized by the Municipality of Kavala with free admittance. Seafood and fish tavernas offering culinary treats are located ...

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Menoikio mountain

Menoikio mountain An important massif of the refecture of Drama is Menoikio Mountain, which is located on the western edge of the prefecture and is basically the southward sequel of Falakro. Its ...

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Beach of Archaggelos

Beach of Archaggelos Source: http://thassos.gr

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Komotini

Komotini Komotini is currently located in the north central plains of the region to a draft of the valley at an altitude of 36 to 48 meters from the sea and ...

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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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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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