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.

Castle Kalyvas - Ionic

Castle Kalyvas - Ionic Located near the abandoned village today, north of Upper Ionic and is one of the most important archaeological sites of Thrace. It dates from the Hellenistic period and particularly during ...

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Ancient acropolis in the village of Platanias

Ancient acropolis in the village of Platanias On the hill where just five kilometers from the current apartment Platanias, called Kales or Acropolis, detected Acropolis ellipsoidal plan that indicates habitation duration times from prehistoric times ...

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The Collection of the Papanikolaou Foundation

The Collection of the Papanikolaou Foundation Away from the eyes of visitors, the interest of scientists and the affection of the people of Komotini is left the Collection of the Museum of the Papanikolaou Foundation. This ...

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Holy Church of Saint Paraskevi

Holy Church of Saint Paraskevi Location: Kallithea. In the stream that passes south of the village there is the church of Saint Paraskevi. The tradition says that Marco Gikas dreamed many times of the Holy, ...

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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. 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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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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Rosogremos A little further from the beach of Potos you come across the Rosogkremo beach with clean sand, shallow and clear waters.Source:

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Sanative Springs in Thermia of Paranesti

Sanative Springs in Thermia of Paranesti The Sanative Springs in Thermia of Paranesti are located 25km north of the city of Paranesti at an altitude of 620m., where an old stone hydrotherapy center indicates human presence ...

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Abdera Settlement

Abdera Settlement Abdera is located just before the south coast of the Xanthi Prefecture, 20 km away from the city of Xanthi. Today Abdera is north of the famous ancient settlement, but ...

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Evros In the northeastern part of Greece, the Regional Unit Ebro is named after the river that originates in neighboring Bulgaria and forms the natural border between Greece and Turkey. This ...

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