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.

Building at 10 Venizelos Street

Building at 10 Venizelos Street The building at 10 Venizelos Street, property of the family Theologos - together with the surroundings of its plot - is a declared historical monument and artwork that needs special ...

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Archaeological Museum of Avdira

Archaeological Museum of Avdira 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 ...

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Tower of Apollonia

Tower of Apollonia It is stands out with his height and the contemplation offered to the sea. It was built on the spot where Thasians settlers had built the city of Apollonia, the ...

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Holy Church of Saints Theodoroi

Holy Church of Saints Theodoroi Location: Kato Vrontous. At the southern edge of the municipality Kato Nevrokopi of Drama there is the village of Kato Vrontous. At an altitude of 650m. the village is surrounded ...

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Monastery of Ypapanti in old Chortokopi Village

Monastery of Ypapanti in old Chortokopi Village The Ypapanti Monastery is located in the old village of Chortokopi (25 km from the city of Kavala). The monastery is Old Calendarist and belongs to the Diocese of Eleftheroupolis.

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Church of St. Nicholas Patagi

Church of St. Nicholas Patagi The initial phase of the temple should probably be placed at the end of the 17th and early 18th century. It is a small church that follows the formula of ...

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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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Palio

Palio Palio is 6 kilometres from Kavala. A seaside resort with many wonderful beaches with cafes and taverns for all tastes, right next to the sea. It can be reached by ...

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Limenas Beach - Thassos

Limenas Beach - Thassos One of the many faces of summer it can be found within its own capital of Thasos. In Limena there is one of the most organized beaches with sun beds, ...

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Makri

Makri Makri is a charming tourist resort. It has been inhabited since the ancient times and part of the settlement still retains its quaint, traditional character, while there are also the ...

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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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Petrota

Petrota Petrota is in the northern part of the prefecture of Evros and belongs to the province of Orestiada. The name of the village is comes from the fact that it ...

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