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.


MULTIPLEX SPACE OF ART & THOUGHT The building known as the garrison headquarter of Xanthi, is located in the Old Town of Xanthi and is described as a piece of art and as a historical monument. ...

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Music Hall at Komotini

Music Hall at Komotini The idea to build a large cultural and conference center in Komotini began in the mid of 1980 decade. Finally study commissioned by the famous architect Nikos Valsamaki but construction ...

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Tekes of Kizil Deli

Tekes of Kizil Deli The Tekes of Segit Ali Sultan, known also as Tekes of Kizil Deli or Tekes of Roussa is located 3 km outside the village Roussa (Turkish: Ruşenler, Rousenler), inhabited mostly ...

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Holy Church of Holy Mary - Old Churc

Holy Church of Holy Mary - Old Churc The Holy Church, named as the "Old Church" is dedicated to the Entrance of Holy Mary, honored on November 21. The oral testimonies of the residents report that the post-Byzantine ...

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Presentation of Holy Mary (Metropolis)

Presentation of Holy Mary (Metropolis) In the center of Drama, on the main road Venizelos street, is rescued the eastern part of the post-Byzantine church of the Entrance of Virgin Mary. The western portion was ...

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Mountainous Complex of Lekani

Mountainous Complex of Lekani Ο ορεινός όγκος στο Δήμο Χρυσούπολης περιλαμβάνει τις νότιες πλαγιές της οροσειράς Λεκάνης, από το Ποντολίβαδο δυτικά μέχρι τον Παράδεισο ανατολικά. Η χαμηλή / κάτω περιοχή με μικρή κλίση αποτελείται ...

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Sanative Srping of PSAROTHERMA

Sanative Srping of PSAROTHERMA The Sanative spring of Psarotherma is located in the northern part of the island, at an altitude of 60 meters on the hill of Psarotherma. In Samothrace the thermal waters, ...

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Ismaros Mountain

Ismaros Mountain The Mount Ismaros has an altitude of 700 meters and at its foot is built the settlement of Maronia. In the area there is the Wildlife Refuge - "Reforestation Area ...

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Kotronia The village of Kotronia is located 15 km southwest of Soufli. In the village have been found evidence for the existence of life in the Iron Age, thus in this ...

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Pythio The village Pythion is located 16 km northeast of Didymoteicho, next to the river Evros and in the Byzantine times was called Empythion. There it has been reserved almost intact ...

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Traditional settlement of Samakov

Traditional settlement of Samakov The total area of the district is approximately 100 hectares. The number of properties is 260 with a total area of approximately 58 hectares and an average surface properties on ...

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