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.

Museum Konstantinou Caratheodori

Museum Konstantinou Caratheodori Operated already as a research center. Originating from Vyssa of Evro opposite from Adrianople Konstantinos Karatheodoris was born in Berlin on 13 September 1873 where his father was ambassador of ...

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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 Ptelea

Folklore Museum of Ptelea Underground space of school: Representation vision of St John, known as Apocalypse futures to happen to humanity. Interior: 1.In two antechambers of the entrance to the museum is presented with ...

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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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Bacilica of Saint George

Bacilica of Saint George Morphological details of the basilica, architectural and other, allow us to put the construction of the church in the mid 10th century. It seems to operate as an episcopal church, ...

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Holy Church of Taxiarches

Holy Church of Taxiarches The Holy Church of Taxiarches in Drama presents intense and priceless interest, as it shows rich historical reality from the Byzantine era. The church is located in the city center ...

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Protected areas – preys' shelters-MUNICIPALITY OF DRAMA -Preys' shelters of Kallifytos of Drama

Protected areas – preys' shelters-MUNICIPALITY OF DRAMA -Preys' shelters of Kallifytos of Drama Korylovos-Prophet Elias-Gola (Kallifytos of Drama), covering an area of 2,480 acres, and pertains to the Forest Service of Drama (FEK 744/Β/77), Xiropotamos-Petroussa, covering an area of 2.310 acres, and pertains ...

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Thracian Meteora

Thracian Meteora The European path passes through an area of incomparable natural beauty, the Trikorfo. The road reaches the bridge of Kompsatos River in Trikorfo. The European path passes through the bridge ...

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Municipal Tourist Kiosk of Feres

Municipal Tourist Kiosk of Feres At the Municipal Tourist Kiosk in Feres you can get useful information about the Evros Delta and organize a tour by boat (Plavi) at the central delta of the river, ...

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Feres

Feres Feres is located in the northeast of Alexandroupolis, at 28 kilometers distance, and very close to the Evros Delta. In the town center there is the Byzantine church of Panagia ...

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Petrousa

Petrousa It is located 14 km northwest of Drama, on the southern outskirts of Falakro, at the edge of the homonymous canyon (Canyon of Petrousas). It is a town with developed ...

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Giannouli

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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