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.

Polystylo of Abdera

Polystylo of Abdera The Byzantine township of Polystylon occupies the acropolis of the ancient city of Abdera. Its defences, approximately 800 metres long, follow more or less the contours of the hill. Built ...

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Monument Apostle Paul - Church St. Nicholas

Monument Apostle Paul - Church St. Nicholas Synthesis of mosaic 35m2 is placed in the step of Apostle Paul in the city of Kavala next to Church Agios Nikolaos, with tittle "The arrival of the Apostle Paul ...

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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 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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Saos Mountain, peak Moon

Saos Mountain, peak Moon Samothrace offers various hiking possibilities. Indicatively: Mountain Saos, peak Moon. From the village of Therma, and in a short distance, the path begins and leads to the highest point ...

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Giola

Giola Source: http://thassos.gr

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Vistonida Lake

Vistonida Lake If anyone founds himself in Xanthi’s municipality, he should not miss the chance to visit the lake Vistonida who has canals that connect to the sea and dense reed beds ...

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Therma

Therma One of the most visited villages where one can enjoy a hot path in the sanative springs, visit the church of Christ, hike to the Gria Vathra and bathe in ...

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Rhodope

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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Monastiraki

Monastiraki Located on the eastern slopes of Falakro, north of the city of Drama and within 5 km from the city center. A village with a tradition of exploitation the marble.In ...

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