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.

Tobacco warehouse in the central square of Komotini

Tobacco warehouse in the central square of Komotini It is a declared artwork and historical monument as it is a representative sample of the tobacco warehouse of the past century, important part of the study of Architecture Heritage ...

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Municipal Gallery of Xanthi

Municipal Gallery of Xanthi The municipal art gallery located in the corner Orpheus and Pindar. In a beautiful old mansion of the family Kalevra, where located in the Old Town of Xanthi, houses the ...

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HOLY TEMPLE OF AGIOS ATHANASIOS

HOLY TEMPLE OF AGIOS ATHANASIOS It is the third oldest temple after the Holy Church of Timiou Prodromou and Koimiseos Theotokou in Kavala, built on the east end of the city, in a sloping and ...

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Church of the Assumption

Church of the Assumption Located inside the fortress on the eastern side. It is four-aisle with splint, wooden roof and its floor is at a lower level than the round space. It was built ...

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Mosque on Doiranis street, Xanthi (Mouchatzir)

Mosque on Doiranis street, Xanthi (Mouchatzir) The mosque is located in the boundaries of the district Mouchatzir (Asa Mahalle), on Doiranis street and consists of the mosque and the house of the Imam. The mosque is ...

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Astris

Astris Source: http://thassos.gr

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Salonikios Beach

Salonikios Beach Salonikios in one of the most isolated beaches, because it is far from other ones, and far from the main road. We suggest you drive there. It is located outside ...

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Trypiti

Trypiti 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 ...

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Village of Dadia

Village of Dadia 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 ...

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K. Nevrokopi

K. Nevrokopi Kato Neurokopi is a town of the Prefecture of Drama in altitude of 558 m, it is situated in the center of the homonymous plateau, northwest of Drama 47km away ...

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08/07/2017 - 27/08/2017

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