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.

Folklore Museum of Didymoteicho

Folklore Museum of Didymoteicho The original collection that formed the core of the museum began to be accumulated by teachers of the region in 1965 at the 2nd Primary School of Didymoteicho, to rescue ...

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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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Memorial of Missing Greek Cypriots

Memorial of Missing Greek Cypriots As a tribute to the Cypriot Struggle, the Municipality Abdera provided a place to the Association of Cypriot of Xanthi, which created the "Grove of the Missing." The creation of ...

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Holy Monastery of Dormition of Holy Mary

Holy Monastery of Dormition of Holy Mary It belongs to the Bishopric of Alexandoupoli. It is located in the coastal area of Makri, five kilometers away from it. It is established in 1978 by the then Bishop ...

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Holy Church of the Entrance of Holy Mary

Holy Church of the Entrance of Holy Mary In the Metropolitan throne of Drama in 1902 is positioned tha national martyr Chrysostomos Kalafatis, who with his guidance helps the construction of the imposing buildings of the place, the ...

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Tsinar Mosque

Tsinar Mosque It was named after the tree which is located at the entrance. The founder of the mosque was a man named Çıplak Hüseyin Ağa. He built the mosque and spent ...

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Geopark and Fossilised Forest of Fylakto

Geopark and Fossilised Forest of Fylakto In the region have been dating petrified trees which date back to years, that the human minds find it dificult to travel.Pieces of logs are found scattered in many parts ...

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Makriammos Beach

Makriammos Beach Leaving the city of Kavala you meet the Aspri Ammos (White Sand) Beach, a quaint bay with a lovely sandy beach organized with tavernas and a few kilometers further down, ...

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Glyfoneri Between Limenas (7 klm) and Skala Pachoni visitor can find Glyfoneri Beach. Best choice for families with children because of the golden sand and shallow crystal clear waters.

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Settlement of Fanari

Settlement of Fanari Fanari is a coastal village about 30 km southwest of Komotini. Most famous tourist resort of Thrace with many tourists during the summer months. The resident population at Fanari is ...

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Hannah - Baths Traianoupolis

Hannah - Baths Traianoupolis In Traianoupolis, near the town founded by Emperor Trajan is located the village Baths, which is famous for its thermal baths. The Baths are located 16 km northeast of Alexandroupolis. ...

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Prophet Elias

Prophet Elias The Prophet Elias is a must in order to taste the famous lamb spit Samothrace, while in the chapel of Prophet Elias you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets. Also, you can ...

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