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.

Museum of the tradition of Sarakatsani

Museum of the tradition of Sarakatsani The Association Sarakatsani of Evros, after years of attempts to gather authentic material associated with the Sarakatsani tradition, managed to create a remarkable collection, which by June 2005 is housed ...

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Sources of St. Barbara

Sources of St.  Barbara Symbol of Drama, sources of Santa Barbara are exposed in recent years among the 60 best parks in Europe. It is a magical wetland, a beautiful recreation area about 60 ...

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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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Church of St. George

Church of St. George The church of St. George basilica located in the center of the second largest district of the Greek Christians of Komotini in the Ottoman period. _x000D_Around the church have survived ...

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Monastery of Holy Mary Portaitissa

Monastery of Holy Mary Portaitissa The monastery was built east of the village Kornofolia. The Monastery keeps a copy of the renowned image of Holy Mary of Athos, as well as relics of the foot ...

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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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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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Information Center of Delta Evros

Information Center of Delta Evros The Information Center for the Evros Delta, is located just before the passage to Loutra Village. There you can learn about the Delta and tour to Drana lagoon with boats ...

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Maroneia cave

Maroneia cave The cave has length of approximately 350 meters and width of 15-20m and it’s protected as an archaeological site. It is closed to the general public and only scientific groups ...

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Traditional settlement of Perithori

Traditional settlement of Perithori The historic village Perithori is the "Souli of Macedonia" as named for the national struggles of the Greek people. Built on the foothills of a hill, the village has been ...

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Village of Dadia

Village of Dadia Dadia is in the middle of the Evros Prefecture, 14 km from the city of Soufli. In the village of Dadia, there is a monastery and the old church ...

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Stavroupolis Settlement

Stavroupolis Settlement Stavropoli is the administrative center of the municipality. Is a town beside the River Nestos, 28km from the city of Xanthi. It had been the centre of tobacco cultivation until ...

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