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.
The Folklore Museum of Iasmos is under construction. It will be a showcase of the delivery and reception of visitors to the Municipality of Iasmos, it will represent an authentic ...Read more
The Mitropolis Square is another space of historical reference in the city of Alexandroupolis. The urban fabric around the square is characteristic example the architecture in the late of the ...Read more
The "Kalogeriko" as it prevailed eventually to be called by locals, is the monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos, which was built in the second half of the 19th century ...Read more
In the Metropolitan throne of Drama in 1902 is positioned tha national martyr Chrysostomos Kalafatis, who with his guidance helps the construction of the imposing buildings of the place, the ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Tripiti beach is found at the end of a downward road. Many new hotels are constantly under construction over there.If you visit this beach and you are the adventurous type,explore ...Read more
The first organized ecotourism infrastructure with reception, information and tour of guests began operating in 1994 in Dadia Ecotourism Centre with initiative of WWF Greece in cooperation with the former ...Read more
At the end of the road there is the beach "Garden", a long seashore with black pebbles and crystal clear waters that is worth visiting. Just opposite you face in ...Read more
Kavala due to its geographical position (using a large natural harbor, unique from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupolis, the dynamics of the hinterland of Eastern Macedonia and always dominant position in the ...Read more
Dadia is in the middle of the Evros Prefecture, 14 km from the city of Soufli. In the village of Dadia, there is a monastery and the old church ...Read more