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.
Another neoclassical building in the city of Alexandroupoli, which is a benchmark, is the Educational Academy of Zarifios, which for more than half a century was the only senior spiritual ...Read more
The exhibition includes objects found in the ancient city and its cemeteries and covers the period from the 7th century BC till the 12th century AD. Its main objective is ...Read more
The Bath of Fisilti (or Fisilti Hamami) are located in the southern part of the city, next to the banks of River Erythropotamos. It is a monument of unique value, ...Read more
The church of St. Nicholas is metochi of Athos Monastery in Vatopedi and currently works as a pilgrimage. Located on the island of the lagoon Vistonidas or Bourous, near the ...Read more
The church is situated at the junction of Evripidou and Orpheus streets, it is a three-aisled basilica church with a wooden roof, inserted in 1966.The monastery is located northwest of ...Read more
At a distance of about 1500 meters west of the village Perichora in "Tagkala ", majesticallt stands on the slopes of a picturesque gorge, surrounded by pine forest, the The ...Read more
In the wide region of Paranesti, there are many natural waterfalls which are formed in the dense forests, and are particularly impressive. Some of these are described below:• Close to ...Read more
The Arwgi beach is a natural continuation of the Phanari beach. It is organized and yet a lively beach of the area and it also has a "Blue Flag". The ...Read more
Prinolofos-Mavrokordato (Platanias-Pteleas), covering an area of 3.900 hectares, and pertains to the Forest Service of Drama (FEK 540/Β/90), , Aetorachi (of Paranesti), covering an area of 3.250 hectares, and pertains ...Read more
Komotini is currently located in the north central plains of the region to a draft of the valley at an altitude of 36 to 48 meters from the sea and ...Read more
Xylagani is a large village in the prefecture of Rhodope. The area is rural with large irrigated plains of crops, which most of them are cotton and grains crops. It ...Read more