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How to get to Eastern Macedonia & Thrace
How to get to Eastern Macedonia & Thrace
East Macedonia & Thrace is a crossroads at the northern part of Greece, ready to welcome all visitors and travelers from any direction they may come and lead them to the destination of their choice.
On the Road & by Train
On the Road & by Train
One may reach the Region via two main roads: Egnatia Road, coming from the west to the east, and from the national road reaching these parts from the south of Greece and leading to the northern parts of our country.

The border junction stations connecting Bulgaria to Greece located in the area are the following: at the region of Drama, the Exochi station of Lower Nevrokopi (where the customs are also located), at the region of Evros, the Kyprinos and Ormenion stations, with the second hosting the local customs station, as well as at the region of Xanthi (Agios Konstantinos station) and Rodope (Nymphaia station). The respective border junction stations connecting Turkey to Greece are both located in the region of Evros and they are the Kipoi and Kastanies stations, which both host the local customs stations.

East Macedonia & Thrace is also connected to the national railroad network, with terminal stations in the cities of Drama and Alexandroupolis. Also, KTEL bus coaches stop at almost every main city of the region. With regard to the railroad border stations of the area, as well as their respective local customs stations, they are all located in the region of Evros. For the Greece-Bulgaria connection, there is the station and the customs of Dikaia, and for the Greece-Turkey connection, the station and the customs of Pythion.
Sea Transportation
Sea Transportation
The most important harbors of the Region are also located in Kavala and Alexandroupolis. From the harbor of Kavala, one may travel to the island of Thassos, as well as to other islands of the Aegean (Limnos, Lesvos, Chios), while from the harbor of Alexandroupolis, one may travel to the island of Samothrace.

Last but not least, the harbor of Keramoti is located next to Kavala and it is also connected to Thassos.
Air Transportation
Air Transportation
Everyday, the two largest airports of Kavala and Alexandroupolis welcome many local and international flights, as well as hundreds of passengers.

The National Kavala Airport "Megas Alexandros" (Alexander the Great) is located at the city of Chrysoupolis and services the prefectures of Kavala, Drama and Xanthi, while the International Airport "Democritus" is located 7km outside of the city of Alexandroupolis.
DISTANCES
(in Km)
Thessaloniki - Drama > 145 km
Thessaloniki - Kavala > 152 km
Thessaloniki - Xanthi > 205 km
Thessaloniki - Komotini > 246 km
Thessaloniki - Alexandroupolis > 301 km
Drama - Athens > 646 km
Kavala - Athens > 651 km
Xanthi - Athens > 705 km
Komotini - Athens > 746 km
Alexandroupolis - Athens > 800 km
Komotini - Sofia > 320 km
Drama - Skopje > 365 km
Kavala - Constantinopole > 443 km
Alexandroupolis - Bucharest > 528 km
Xanthi - Belgrade > 823 km