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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Arches in Kavala (Aqueduct)

Arches in Kavala (Aqueduct) The aqueduct (Kamares) in Kavala is a Roman aqueduct, it consists of 60 arches of four different sizes and a maximum height of 52m. and it was reconstructed in 1550 ...

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Archaeological Museum of Komotini

Archaeological Museum of Komotini The Archaeological Museum of Komotini inaugurated in 1976. Constructed building is a study of internationally acclaimed architect Aris Konstantinidis. His exhibitions cover the period from the Neolithic to the Byzantine ...

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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 saint Triada in Polystylo, Kavala

Church of saint Triada in Polystylo, Kavala The Saint Triada (Holy Trinity) Church is located in Polystylo of Kavala Prefecture, 10 km from the city of Kavala. Inside the church there are the relics of Saints Five ...

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Church of the Archangels

Church of the Archangels The church is situated at the junction of Evripidou and Orpheus streets, it is a three-aisled basilica church with a wooden roof, inserted in 1966.The monastery is located northwest of ...

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Protected areas – preys' shelters

Protected areas – preys' shelters The Community of Sidironero, just like the whole of the prefecture, has a rich natural environment, which is formed by the massif of the prefecture that belongs to the Central ...

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Kinira Those are exquisite small villages with beaches and creeks, where one can enjoy swimming. The beaches of Alyki, Psili Ammos, Paradissos, Thymonia and Astris are renowned.Source:

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Karyofyto Settlement

Karyofyto Settlement Karyofito is a village in the prefecture of Xanthi, part of the municipality of Stavroupoli and previously named as Kozloutza. It is located 41 kilometers northwest of Xanthi, at an ...

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City of Samothrace

City of Samothrace The City of Samothraki is located 6 km away from the port of Kamariotisa to the interior of the island. It was built in the 16th century AD, amphitheatrically at ...

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Kavala Kavala due to its geographical position (using a large natural harbor, unique from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupolis, the dynamics of the hinterland of Eastern Macedonia and always dominant position in the ...

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