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.

Fortress and the Byzantine Wall of Komotini

Fortress and the Byzantine Wall of Komotini The largest and oldest monument of the town. It was built around the 4th AD century for financial and military reasons since from here was passing Egnatia Str.The city of ...

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Tobacco Museum of Kavala

Tobacco Museum of Kavala The Tobacco Museum of Kavala is a thematic museum, which includes objects and archival material for the cultivation and production of tobacco, its rural and commercial processing, industrial tobacco products ...

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Folklore Museum of Vissa

Folklore Museum of Vissa The history of the Folklore museum of Vissa starts in the decade of 70s, when teachers and professors who teach in community of Vissa with motivate their love for ...

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Church of St. Gregory the Theologian New Karvalis

Church of St. Gregory the Theologian New Karvalis Holy Church of St. Gregory the Theologian New Karvalis located 10 km from the city of Kavala. Honor of the St. and great Hierarch was built Temple here, which is ...

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Holy Church of Entrance of Holy Mary

Holy Church of Entrance of Holy Mary The building that dominates in village and impose strongly its presence is the church with its famous stone belfry. It is dedicated to the entrance of Holy Mary and the ...

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Kalogeriko

Kalogeriko 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 ...

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Skala Rachoniou - Rachoni

Skala Rachoniou - Rachoni In Skala Rachoniou there are traditional ouzeries, as well as a long beach. In recent years, the village has been developed significantly, as has the entire island, offering an important ...

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Sanative Springs of Eleftheres of Kavala

Sanative Springs of Eleftheres of Kavala The sanative springs Eleftheres of Kavala are located 42 km away from Kavala, on the highway to Thessaloniki, in a verdant valley crossed by the river Marmara and are 1.5 ...

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Kavala

Kavala 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 ...

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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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Drama

Drama Below the peaks of Falakro, streams, towering trees covering sources and streams, calm pace of life in the neighborhoods and parks, hospitable and gracious people compose the image of ...

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