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.

Ruins of the Ancient Town of Topeiros

Ruins of the Ancient Town of Topeiros Approaching the bridge over the river Nestos, between the villages of Toxotes and Paradeisos, 14 km west of Xanthi, are located the ruins of the ancient city of Topeiros. It ...

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Ecclesiastical Museum of Alexandroupolis

Ecclesiastical Museum of Alexandroupolis The Ecclesiastical Museum of the Holy Metropolis of Alexandroupolis housed in "Leontarideio Urban School Boys" in the courtyard of the Metropolitan Church of St. Nicholas. The museum was founded in ...

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Building at 6-8 Kouloglou Street

Building at 6-8 Kouloglou Street The building at 6-8 Kouloglou Street, property of the family Spentzopoulos and the Municipality of Komotini, - together with the surroundings of its plot - is a declared historical monument ...

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Monastery of Metamorfosis Sotiros Nikiton

Monastery of Metamorfosis Sotiros Nikiton Inside a rocky, uneven but green area surrounding the villages Makrychori, Elafochori, Disvato & Stegno Highland of the river is still a humble workshop of prayer, true oasis in today’s ...

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Holy Monastery of Prodromos of Nikisiani

Holy Monastery of Prodromos of Nikisiani Near the town of Eleftheroupoli and on foothills of the verdant village of Nikisiani, there is the communal androa Holy Monastery of Saint John the Baptist. In the place where ...

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Church of the Archangels

Church of the Archangels 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 ...

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Batis Beach

Batis Beach Picturesque bay only 4 kl from Kavala. Organized beach combines camping site, beach bar, pool bar, café bar, play ground and sport club. Admission fee 2 Euros pp. Free parking. Access by bus ...

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Pachia ammos

Pachia ammos After Lakkoma at the end of the road is waiting one of the most beautiful beaches of Samothrace. The clear blue waters and thick sand beach will surely captivate you ...

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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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Komotini 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 ...

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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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Echinos This mountainous town is the center of Muslim Pomaks where mosques, houses, huts, workshops, warehouses and shops are reserved as remnants of an authentic old traditional environment. Special characteristic is ...

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