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.

Military museum of Didymoteicho

Military museum of Didymoteicho The Military Museum od Didymoteicho was founded in 2000 and is housed in a traditional building provided by the Municipality Didymoteicho. To go to the Museum, you will follow the ...

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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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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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Bacilica of Saint George

Bacilica of Saint George Morphological details of the basilica, architectural and other, allow us to put the construction of the church in the mid 10th century. It seems to operate as an episcopal church, ...

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Holy Church of Saint Athanasius

Holy Church of Saint Athanasius Location: Kallithea. On the western edge of the village there is the church of Saint Athanasios. The church was built in 1832-1835. Due to damage that happened in the central ...

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Protected areas – preys' shelters-Municipality of Paranesti-Preys' shelters

Protected areas – preys' shelters-Municipality of Paranesti-Preys' shelters 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 ...

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Canyon of Petroussa - Pyrgoi

Canyon of Petroussa - Pyrgoi The Canyon of Petroussa - Pyrgoi begins north of the village of Pirgoi and terminates in Petroussa. With a length of more than 10 kilometers it is an attraction for ...

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Mountainous Complex of Lekani

Mountainous Complex of Lekani Ο ορεινός όγκος στο Δήμο Χρυσούπολης περιλαμβάνει τις νότιες πλαγιές της οροσειράς Λεκάνης, από το Ποντολίβαδο δυτικά μέχρι τον Παράδεισο ανατολικά. Η χαμηλή / κάτω περιοχή με μικρή κλίση αποτελείται ...

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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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6th Kavala AirSea Show

6th Kavala AirSea Show 30/06/2017 - 02/07/2017The “6th Kavala Air/Sea show” is planned to take place during the following dates: 30 June – 02 July 2017. It is an annual, free-to-public show of aerospace and naval ...

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Kali Vrysi

Kali Vrysi It is located 23 km NW of the city of Drama in NE foothills of Menikio mountain across from Falakro Mountain. Built with traditional farmhouses of the late 19th century, ...

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