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.

Neighborhood Panagia

Neighborhood Panagia The district of Panagia, residential since the 7th century, is the original historic core of the city of Kavala. On this rocky promontory the city with the three names (Neapolis, ...

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Museum Gramophone and Coins

Museum Gramophone and Coins The museum Gramophone and Coins housed in a beautifully restored building owned by Triantafyllos Kourtidis in the Polysito of Xanthi. Exhibits of the museum is the personal collection of its ...

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Church of Saint Nicholas in Eleutheroupoli

Church of Saint Nicholas in Eleutheroupoli The Church of Saint Nicholas, was built on the foundations of the post-Christian basilica (6th c.), which was probably dedicated to Saint Mena. The former church of Saint Nicholas (1759) ...

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Holy Monastery of Holy Mary Kalamous

Holy Monastery of Holy Mary Kalamous The monastery is situated north of Xanthi in a gorge that has an altitude difference of 170meters from the area the area. The name of the monastery comes from the ...

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Church of St. George

Church of St. George The church of St. George basilica located in the center of the second largest district of the Greek Christians of Komotini in the Ottoman period. _x000D_Around the church have survived ...

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Geopark and Fossilised Forest of Fylakto

Geopark and Fossilised Forest of Fylakto In the region have been dating petrified trees which date back to years, that the human minds find it dificult to travel.Pieces of logs are found scattered in many parts ...

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Protected areas – preys' shelters -Municipality of Paranesti-Preserved Natural Monuments

Protected areas – preys' shelters -Municipality of Paranesti-Preserved Natural Monuments It is situated in the northeastern part of the prefecture of Drama, below the highest peak of central Rhodope in 1,953 meters. One of its feature is the existence of ...

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Beach of Ammolofoi

Beach of Ammolofoi Approximately 1 Km away from N.Peramos behind the Anaktoroupoli of Oisymi, which is a series of Byzantine castles, there is the Ammolofoi beach with length 3Km. The fine sand in ...

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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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Petrota

Petrota Petrota is in the northern part of the prefecture of Evros and belongs to the province of Orestiada. The name of the village is comes from the fact that it ...

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Rhodope

Rhodope High mountains with forested slopes embrace a fertile plain that gently fades towards the Thracian Sea. the The breathtaking cliffs of Thracian Meteora are monoliths of the ancient Maronia, Ismara ...

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