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The Wine Route of Dionysus: The route starts from Mount Pangeon and the wineries of Kokkinohori at the Municipality of Orfanos, which are open to visitors. Moving on through the endless vineyards of Kavala and Mikrohori, the next stop is at the wineries that are open to visitors in the city of Drama. Surrounded by organized vineyards, you can take a tour of the production areas, the wine cellars and the tasting rooms, where you can taste award-winning wines. Going upwards to Mount Falakro, you will find the wineries of Kokkinogia at the Municipality of Prosotsani, which are also open to visitors, and, in a distance of 11 km out of Drama, you can visit the historical town of Adriani, renowned for its excellent local wines and tsipouro. Next, downwards to the Thracian Sea, the route leads to Thrace and Avdira, where, apart from the wineries, you can visit the traditional settlement, the ancient city and the archaeological and folklore museum.

The route continues in Thrace, passing through Xanthi, the city of a thousand colors, with its traditional Old Town, and Vistonida, the vast lagoon that is famous around the world for its rich bird life. After a stop at the picturesque port of Porto Lagos, you will reach the center of Thrace, Komotini and Maronia, Homer’s birthplace of wine, with old houses nestling at the slopes of Mount Ismaros. The ancient wine tradition still lives on at the newly planted vineyards, where Greek varieties like roditis, assyrtiko, agiorgitiko, malagouzia and the local moscato Alexandrias, are being cultivated, along with international varieties of white, rose and red wines, as well as sweet wines, aperitifs or dessert wines, and semi-sweet wines, which accompany fish and seafood in a most delightful way. Many distilleries produce tsipouro and ouzo of excellent quality: in Thassos, you can find tsipouro of the Georgina variety, with its characteristic strawberry flavor, while Samothrace has also its own tsipouro distillery. The Wine Route of Dionysus ends at the vineyards of Alexandroupoli and the distilleries of Soufli, where the French had installed the first linear vineyards in Greece, from 1870 until World War I, on the occasion of the construction of the Orient Express line.

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The museum of the Holy Metropolis of Drama, was founded during the ministry of the Metropolitan Dionysios A, and is housed in newly renovated five-storey wing of the Episcopal Palace of Drama in Venizelos Street. In the spacious and well-decorated rooms priceless ecclesiastical treasures of spiritual and artistic value are exposed. The images of the Holy Mary and of Christ of 13th ...
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 The Drama Archaeological Museum was built by the Municipality of Drama and beguested to the Ministry of Culture. In this way the local community managed to speed up the procedure for the founding of an Archaeological Museum in the town. Even though the museum is small, marks the beginning of a major effort to systematize archaelogical research and promote the cultural identity of the ...
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The Folkloric Museum of the highschool of Greek Women of Drama was built to accommodate the Highschool of Drama"s Greek Women on a plot which was donated by the City Drama and founded in 1979. It is built in an Macdonian architectural style and its material was collected and preserved by the Highschool of Greek Women, which refers back to other seasons. The highschool of Greek Women of ...
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The Byzantine Walls of Drama dating to the 10th century, although it can not be ruled earlier dating. Perimeter were about 850 meters. In 1206, after the destruction of the Bulgarian tsar Ioannitsis (Skylogiannis), reconstructed from the beginning by then governor of the castle, Latino Vonifatio Momferatiko. _x000D_  They had two gates and at least five towers. Parts of them are kept ...
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The special geological substratum, combined with climatic, soil and topographic conditions, created a significant variety of habitats with special botanical interest. Thus the mountain Falakro collects many, rare for Greece, herbaceous plants, forming valuable ecosystems on the peaks, the meadows and the rocky outcrops of the mountain. The fauna is also proportional to the botanical ...
Drama
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Drama
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Below the peaks of Falakro, streams, towering trees covering sources and streams, calm pace of life in the neighborhoods and parks, hospitable and gracious people compose the image of the city which is located in the heart of the prefecture and is the starting point for most excursions in the countryside.Its habitation is lost in the mists of prehistory.The oldest inhabitant is found to...
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Το Φαλακρό όρος με το αναμορφωμένο πλέον χιονοδρομικό κέντρο είναι αναμφίβολα ο καλύτερα αξιοποιημένος τουριστικός πόρος που διαθέτει σήμερα όχι μόνο ο Ν. Δράμας αλλά η ευρύτερη περιοχή της περιφέρειας της ...
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Η Αερολέσχη Αίολος Δράμας, διοργανώνει τον αγώνα αποστάσεων «ΑΙΟΛΕΙΑ» στο χωριό Πετρούσα της Δράμας. Συμμετέχουν περίπου 100-120 άτομα, τόσο από Ελλάδα όσο και από άλλες χώρες όπως: Ισραήλ, Γαλλία, Αγγλία, Ρωσία, ...
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28/05/2015 - 01/06/2015The 34rd Panhellenic concentration motorcyclists will take place in Drama this year and specifically in Lake Kokkinogia on 28 May to 1 June....
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The festival is organized by the Local Youth Council of the Municipality of Drama every summer in late July, early August in the grass, in the sources of Santa Barbara, with a wooden deck for concerts and the theater Socrates Dimitriadis. During the festival concerts by famous music groups of Panhellenic reach are performed as well as by local music groups. Also parallel cultural and ...
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14/09/2015 - 19/09/2015In the last years, the Drama Festival has established in the minds of both the film world and in the public consciousness as the place of prominent of short films, as the place of presentation of all those who will form or will complete a basic part of our culture in the future. The festival comes in contact with other relevant International Festivals, invites ...
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Beaches

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The Arwgi beach is a natural continuation of the Phanari beach. It is organized and yet a lively beach of the area and it also has a "Blue Flag". The water is quite shallow and spotless, ideal for young children, especially early in the morning and late in the afternoon when the traffic is within reasonable limits. The access to the beach is free. Within 3.5 miles of fine sand you will ...
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The Synaksis coast is a coastal archaeological site located 10 km east of Maroneia at the foot of Agios Georgios in the Thracian Sea in the municipality of Rhodope. In this archaeological site you can find the ruins of an early Christian basilica-Justinian"s church, ruins of the monastery complex of the 9th century AD, vaulted tomb and chapel with mosaic floors. The beach of the Synaksis...
Platanitis beach
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Platanitis
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The area of Plataniti is characterized by dense vegetation particularly along its namesake stream, which descends to the sea. You can find hotels and restaurants there, where tourists can enjoy fresh fish and various seafood dishes. The beach is adorned by the small and quaint Chapel of ”Metamorphosis tou Swtiros”....
Molyvwti beach
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Molyvwti
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A calm and free beach that appears to be unaware of “life style”, chairs and plastic coffee cups. Some handmade wooden umbrellas await those who will choose it, the zealots of rest, contemplation, mental and spiritual purity. Shortly before the beach you can find the archaeological site of Ancient Strymni where an ongoing excavation is in progress but unfortunately the site is not ...
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The Kryoneri - Alcyone beach is sandy with shallow waters. In the beach you can find a tavern and a beach bar which has as a result the concentration of mainly young ages. Along the beach there are large wooden umbrellas to serve the bathers and public toilets. In addition, two playgrounds and a basketball court can offer unforgettable hours of fun for children of all ages. In this beach...
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Three miles east of Fanari is located the beautiful Mesi beach next to the natural vivarium of Karatzas lake. There is also created in that place,a holiday village with permanent homes. The beach is accessible from Mesi Village 5 km norther....
Prophitis Elias beach
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Prophitis Elias
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It is the beach of the synonymous seaside holiday village, next to the beach Imeros. During the summer months it receives visitors seaking for a quiet beach so that they can escape from the heat of the city. On the beach there is the refreshment room of the “Loss Restore Health Center” for military families. Finally, at the highest part of the beach lies the quaint little chapel of ...
Kagkeles beach
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Maroneia
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Kagkeles is a beach with pebbles and a view to Samothrace. In 2007 there was created in the site, a modern agrotourism center cafeteria. The crowd gathers to cool off by swimming in the crystal clear waters of the beach and then relax while sipping their favorite drink accompanied by the breathtaking view of the endless blue of the Thracian Sea. It is a great destination for younger ...
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Fanari and its BEACHES are the leading summer destination in Thrace. Breathtaking BEACHES with sand and well equipped, two Camping, four hotels, hundreds of apartments, taverns, restaurants bars, shops, ATMs, banks, gas stations and many more make Fanari an ideal place for summer holiday. Within walking distance there is the lagoons cluster of Rhodope with abundant birdlife and ...
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The Marmaritsa beach is part of the rift of Maroneia - Makris - ancient marble quarry. It’s located in the south-east of the modern village of Maroneia, close to Ancient Theatre of Maroneia. It is accessible from dirt road , indicated for solitary evenings and good company....

Museums

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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 period. The display occupies in chronological sequence, but the breakdown of local excavation sets. The aim of the exhibition was to present selected findings and ...
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The Military Museum, is located at the space oh the 21st Armoured Brigade, at Mouziopoulou Camp, Leoforos Heroes, Komotini. It offers modern means of self-guided tours while, it enables the visitors to wiew other military museums and historic battles. Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 09: 00 a.m - 14: 00 p.m Wednesday: 17: 00 a.m - 20: 00 p.m Saturday-Sunday: 10: 00 a.m - 13: 00 p.mFree ...
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The Folklore Museum of Komotini, owned in Educational Association of Komotini and operated since 1962. Since 1989 housed in the mansion of Peidis in St. George str. , which is a characteristic example of local traditional architecture and restored exemplary. Through its exhibits appears the live and beuaty of Thracian art of cities and countryside. The rich collection of objects spread ...
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The Ecclesiastical Museum Metropolis of Maronia and Komotini houses the collection of ecclesiastical objects (portable icons, sacred objects, priestly vestments, manuscripts and liturgical books) which collected from the temples of the ecclesiastical province of relevant Metropolis as well as donations of refugees who settled in the area of Komotini. The exhibits cover the period from ...
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The Military Museum of Fortress Nymphea is located 17 km from Komotini and operated since 2000 in the portico of the eponymous fortress. Because the museum is in a military area, the visit to the exhibit is allowed upon approval of the 29th Infantry Brigade (Komotini, tel +302531022691), which provides a guide for the museum exhibits and the Gallery, on daily basis from 9:30 to 14:30 am....
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Since 2011 and after 25 years of work, started to work there in the Folklore Museum of the "Cultural Group Xylaganis" (CGX). The museum is housed in a restored mill consisting of five buildings constructed at different times (donation of Ouzounopoulou family and Atzemian in CGX). In total area of 700 square meters presented various exhibits related to the life of the people of the ...
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The museum is housed in its own space Thrylorio village, 9.5 km from Komotini following the old highway to Sapes. A sufficient signage. Baskets out from the three national sections of Thrace (Greek, Bulgarian, Turkish) . Museum is the only covering Fact three countries of the Balkan Peninsula, inhabited by numerous groups and compact roma. Εxhibits are gathered extensive product - ...
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Operated already as a research center. Originating from Vyssa of Evro opposite from Adrianople Konstantinos Karatheodoris was born in Berlin on 13 September 1873 where his father was ambassador of Turkey. He became a leading mechanical and mathematical world-class, worked as professor at four German Universities and Metsovio Polytechnic while undertook at the behest of Venizelos to ...
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The Thracian Cultural and Ethnological Museum of Thrace, Komotini and set the house on the street Skouteri Kouloglou 10 and a donation of Royal Skouteri - Dintsoglou to the Municipality of Komotini. The architecture, decoration, furniture and objects from the Museum attach the life of the bourgeoisie of the city and the atmosphere of the time on the verge of 19th and 20th century. The ...
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Underground space of school: Representation vision of St John, known as Apocalypse futures to happen to humanity. Interior: 1.In two antechambers of the entrance to the museum is presented with photographs and objects, the fight for survival and daily life of refugees before and after installation in Greece. Costumes, Apparel (Pontian, Anatolian Greeks, Thracians) customs, social and ...
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In Paranesti Drama has its headquarters the Natural History Museum where visitor can be informed about all the natural attractions of the area. The museum is aimed in both children and adults and provides rich information in both geomorphological features of the region and the wealth of flora and fauna. In the Museum of Natural History of Rodopi someone can observe embalmed animals such ...
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The Thracian Museum of Education of the Association of Educational Sciences was founded in 1992 to collect and exhibit school objects, documents and books of historical importance, mainly Thracian and of the wider area. Such museums are currently scarce in our country and it is worth noting what, perhaps, is the only rich collection with photographs and a series of wonderful saved school...
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The village  Ohiro  and the surrounding mountains are known from the famous line of forts of the Second World War and the heroic resistance of the few Greek soldiers against the German forces in April 1941. On the hill near the community of Ohiro, you can visit the impregnable fortress Lisse, with the labyrinthine underground tunnels and pill-boxes, and a small museum. The visitor has ...
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The Folklore Museum of Iasmos is under construction. It will be a showcase of the delivery and reception of visitors to the Municipality of Iasmos, it will represent an authentic mansion of an Iasmiotiko house, and inside there will be traditional relics and old everyday objects of Iasmioti people! Also there are plans and provision for revival of customs and presentation of happenings, ...
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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 unique collection which have been gathered over years by the late notary Papanikolaou and is housed in its namesake building. The building, as it is known was built on the property donated by the Municipality of ...

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09/10/2015 - 11/10/2015In Paranesti of Drama, in October, the Virgin Forest Races of Paranesti are held (Virgin Forest Trail) and include : 1) The 100 miles Ultramarathon Virgin Forest Mountain Race (Virgin Forest Ultra Trail). 2) The 106 kilometers Ultramarathon Nature TrailRace (Nature TrailRace). 3) The 46 kilometers Race Paranesti Path (Paranesti Path). 4) The 10 kilometers Race ...
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16/12/2016 - 18/12/2016Grand Opening Falakro! Live the mountain experience. Feel the vibe! Let's get this party started...
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Offering cold sour cherry and cherry juice and selling of sweet cherry, it is celebrated the Sour Cherry festival which is organized every year on the 7th of July in Komotin. The festival is hosted in the courtyard of Papadrieleiou gallery, where they are sold at nominal prices jars of sweets, sandwiches for those who stay up late at night in the vibrant revelry, living the atmosphere ...
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23/05/2016 - 29/05/2016A journey with pictures, scents, tastes and flavors through the paths of Dionysus. A journey guided by wine in a region where the culture of wine and food is a particular piece of its identity. Taste becomes experience, memory and culture. Drama slowly reveals the power of its cultural diversity as identity. The place is identified by wine and Dionysus. Drama ...
Potato Days
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K. Nevrokopi
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On the initiative of cultural, pontiac and sporting clubs of the basin of Nevrokopi the local product that makes Nevrokopi known throughout Greece is celebreted in late September. Cooking competition for amateurs and cooking lesson by famous chefs, informative speeches for farmers, painting competition on the potato for our little friends and many other cultural events are included in ...
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The Maroneia festival has taken the modern form of an independent cultural event, with main pillars the ancient theater and the theater of Chelidonopetra, and also the program of parallel several events in other spaces in the whole municipality of Maroneia – Sapwn , from 10 July to August 20. The local Municipality is responsible for the organizing, while an organizing committee has ...
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Στον Παγονέρι, ανήμερα των Θεοφανείων στις 12:00 το μεσημέρι μετά τον καθαγιασμό των υδάτων και καθώς έρχεται το εκκλησίασμα από τις κάτω βρύσες στην πλατεία του χωριού, συναντιέται με το θίασο. Κυρίαρχη μορφή του ...
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Στην Πετρούσα κάθε χρόνο 6-7 και 8 Ιανουαρίου τελείται το «Μπάμπιντεν». Κυρίαρχο σύμβολο του εθίμου είναι η καμήλα (ο πολιτιστικός σύλλογος διαθέτει ιδιόκτητη αληθινή Βακτριανή καμήλα, τον Ζαχαρία). Ο συμβολισμός ...
Parcharia
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Nymfea
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The Parcharia have their roots in an old Pontian tradition. It was a celebration for the reception of shepherds from the mountain pastures where they lived during the summer. The reception was mainly by the women. "Parcharia" called the Greeks of Pontus" plateaus stretching to the highest slopes and foothills of the Pontic Alps, at altitudes ranging from 1500 until 2500 or even 3000 m. ...
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Στις 6:00 μ.μ. των Θεοφανείων αρχίζει το δρώμενο της «Νταβανίσκας». Άνδρες μεταμφιέζονται σε «Αρκούδες» που φορούν ολόσωμες προβιές (από αιγοπρόβατα), όπου φέρουν στη μέση κουδούνια. Μαζί με τις «Αρκούδες» βγαίνει ...
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Through the centuries the Greek memory retained until recently some Dionysian rites, one of them is the custom of Kiopek Bey. The Bey is an act of worship that was taking place in much of Thrace and Soufli from farmers in order to cause the fertility of land and prosperity. The show is performed by a troupe with elements of ancient theaters and many similarities with the drama of ...
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In Xiropotamos, every year, on 6 and 7 of January the happening of Arapides is performed. The members of the troupe (tsetas) are the Arapides, the traditional soldiers, the Clowns, the mangos (ashen) and Gkeligkes who gather in groups of 6-7 men in each neighborhood of the village in the house of a member, to be disguised. The Arapides wear pelerines, on their heads they bear a tall ...
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The festival is a completion for amateur theater groups from all over Greece (theatrical adult groups of municipalities, associations, universities and any cultural institution in the country), playing all theatrical species except ancient drama and children"s theater. It is conducted for fourteen years during the first ten days of September....
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Brilliant acclaimed institution with over 50 years of creation, which is organizing by the Municipality of Kavala. It hosts performances of ancient drama, contemporary theater, dance and classical concerts. More information can be found on the website http://philippifestival.gr/...
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In Volaka the events start on the day of Epiphany with the custom of the bar. The village"a youths accompanied by traditional instruments take the newlyweds of the previous year and cross the blessed waters of the fountain. On the night of January 6, the young ones steal various items from the homes of single girls and expose them in the square. After the Worship of Saint John, parents ...
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Οι εκδηλώσεις στην Καλή Βρύση ξεκινούν το πρωί της 6ης Ιανουαρίου, έξω από τον ναό του Αγίου Νικολάου, πλήθος Μπαμπούγερων περιμένουν τον κόσμου που βγαίνει από την εκκλησία και αρχίζουν να τον πειράζουν με ένα ...
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With a special interest customary presents the days of the Epiphany, with a wealth of events and happenings taking place with fancy dress and with bells, songs, dances, performances and imaginative representations varied. All evidence suggests the primary purpose of these events, which is nothing more than welcome a new year, achieving a good year ie in the broader dimension of good ...
Oniroupoli
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Drama
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04/12/2017 - 07/01/2018Oniroupoli is a Christmas Festival, which is earned the nationwide interest and turned the town of Drama in destination for the Christmas Holidays. Citizens volunteers and Municipality members not only care for for Christmas decoration of houses but in general for the municipal gardens where Oniroupoli is located. The interest and the desire of nurseries, ...
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A unique Thracian custom, the custom of Kalogeros or Clean Monday is preserved until today and is held every year on the Monday of the small carnival (a week before Clean Mondat), in Kalambaki of Drama with the responsibility and organization of the Educational and Cultural Society of Kalampaki. It is a Carnival celebration with strong Dionysian backgrounds, in the performance of which ...
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Every year in Doksato on 2 May is carried out horse racing, for many years. It is the main custom of the region, and the residents are waiting for its revival with great joy. It constitutes an integral part of the tradition of the historic municipality and is one of the top cultural events of Drama.Its history goes back many centuries. From our records, we know that during the Ottoman ...
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In Monastiraki the initiation of the event is made on January 4-5, while the masquerade is made on the day of Epiphany (January 6). The protagonist of the whole event are the masked called Arapides who wear on their face goat"s skins, in their waist they tie up three doorbells and they are holding a wooden sword in one hand and a bag with ash in the other hand, all deterrent elements of ...
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Every year on April 6, in the village Ochiro in the municipality of K. Nevrokopiou the "Anniversary Battle of Lisse Forts" is honored.The forts Lisse are within a short distance from the village Ochiro and about 2 km far from the town of Nevrokopi. This fort is the only one that has been preserved and can been visited in the area of K. Nevrokopi, since the remaining were destroyed in the...
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It is a top event of the Music Association "Reborn Macedonia", and for all Christians and attracts visitors from throughout the region.The residents of Choristi always live it up in a special way these days, leaving behind, for a while, all the worries and their problems. Evidence from oldrer people show that the carnival has been celebrated in Choristi for over than a half century, with...
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It is a ritual which is one of the most impressive and the most specific forms of traditional Christian worship in Greece and Eastern Macedonia in particular. The prefecture of Drama hosts one of the genuine centers of anastenaria, which is Mavrolefki, a municipal district of the municipality of Prosotsani.Anastenaria, far from being in any way pretended representation or planned tourist...
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“Alma Libre” Cultural Association, since 2009 and each year after that, organizes the Live Grand Milonga of the year entitled "Farewell to the year with a tango". It is a manifestation institution in the cultural life of the city, where the club members, friends and the public in general, have the opportunity to dance to the accompaniment of a well known music group and enjoy a close...
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“Alma Libre” Cultural Association, organizes every summer (in July) the "Tribute to Spanish Cinema" and puts the outdoor cinema to work again for charity causes . The event happens in collaboration with the Regional Theatre of Komotini and under the sponsorship of the Embassy of Spain in Athens and the Cervantes Institute....
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"The celebration of Mpampo" happens on Jan. 8, in which the social role of women is subverted as well as the relationship with the other sex. Organised events are taking place in Strymi, Proskynites, in N.Petra, Xylagani and other villages....
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04/05/2016 - 15/05/2016Every year on May 14 it is celebrated with great pomp the liberation of Komotini. This day the Municipality of Komotini organizes a multi-day cultural events titled “Eleftheria of Thrace”. More specifically, the events last about two weeks. Some of the events which are included in Eleftheria are concerts, exhibitions, art exhibitions, shadow theatre etc.More ...
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20/11/2015 - 22/11/2015In the exhibition "East Macedonia - Thrace", which is held each November in the industrial area of Komotini, are exposed agricultural machinery, agricultural products-food and beverages, general machinery, building materials, industrial products and handicrafts, decorative items, transportation, electronic and telecommunications equipment, clothing and footwear. ...
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23/12/2015 - 31/12/2015...
AGROZOO 2016
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Prosotsani
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26/08/2016 - 28/08/2016...
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30/06/2017 - 02/07/2017Σε μια πανέμορφη παραλία στην άκρη μιας μικρής χερσονήσου, στο Φανάρι Ροδόπης με το γραφικό του λιμανάκι, γεννήθηκε ένα μουσικό Φεστιβάλ το οποίο συνδυάζει φιλόξενους και έξω καρδιά ανθρώπους, ...

Archeological Sites

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Excavations of the site started in the late 1960's and have brought to light: The theatre of the city, in which two architectural phases are distinguished, dated to the Hellenistic and Roman periods A sanctuary, probably of Dionysos, dated to the 4th century B.C. A large Hellenistic house with a mosaic floor Two extensive building complexes, most probably of public function, also dated ...
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In Gratini, the ruins of the Byzantine city, that after the destruction of Mosynoupoli the 14th century, were the most important center of the region. It’s situated near the village Gratini at the foothills of Rhodope, 19 km northeast of Komotini. Outside the city walls has been excavated a small, probably funerary chapel of the 13th century. To the north of Gratini, near the village ...
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The settlement of Maronia spread over a vast area, from Ismaros Mountain to the Ptelea Lake. Several monuments are today labeled and countless others are scattered throughout the olive groves and the mountainous landscapes of Ismaro. Worth seeing sights are the fortification of Agios Georgios (the megalithic Gate), the complex of Roman times, the walls of the citadel Agios Athanasios ...
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At the end of the road leading from Maroneia the port of Agios Charalambos, is located a monumental Roman marble portico built in the area. This portico was leading to a large public space, likely the city market, in Roman times and is the work of the emperor Hadrian, who visited the Maroneia during the 124-125 AD. The Maronites then honored him with a statue which has been lost. But the...
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The remains of the current Fortress of Nymphea or “Kale”, located approximately 4 km southwest of the village, at the 10th km of provincial road Komotini-Fortress Nymphea and few meters after the tourist pavilion of the municipality. From the old masonry (up to 5m height) survives only a part of the south side of the wall of nearly 10 m long and a battlement attached in the west of ...
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In Gratini, the ruins of the Byzantine city, that after the destruction of Mosynoupoli the 14th century, were the most important center of the region. It’s situated near the village Gratini at the foothills of Rhodope, 19 km northeast of Komotini. Outside the city walls has been excavated a small, probably funerary chapel of the 13th century. To the north of Gratini, near the village ...
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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 until the 6th century AD. The whole defensive system is of interest. Powerful wall surrounds the entire citadel. Have been identified and other fortifications to better organization ...
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It is tomb of Macedonian type. Way to sidewalls and scale leads to the built vaulted anteroom. Follows chamber carved into the natural ground. On the outside wall of the anteroom and chamber preserved in fragmentary murals. From the chamber is preserved the bottom of the side walls with three beds which are carved into the natural ground and coated with white mortar. Although plundered ...
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Of particular interest is the existence at Kali Vrysi of Drama the building of early Hellenistic period, preserved in good condition. The area is rich in antiquities from prehistoric to Byzantine times, played an important role in shaping the cultural and historical character of this place. The archaeological site is located at "mikri toumpa" and is 2.5 km from Kali Vrysi, while it is ...
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The bridge is located at the exit of Kompsatos, which stems from mountainousRodopi, is crossed Thracian valley and empties into Lake Vistonida. In the surrounding area have identified several sites with pre-Christian and Christian antiquities with main Byzantine castle of Polyanthos and an aisled basilica between the village of Polianthos and the bridge. The three-arched bridge was with ...
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Located 15 km from Kavala in Krinides and is one of the most important historical sites in the area. Founded by the father of the Great Alexander and took his name. Includes, the ancient theater of Philippi (where every summer is organised the homonymous Festival), the Forum and the commercial market, the palaestra, the islands with private houses and early Christian churches. It was ...
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At the top of the hill above the cave of Maara, a fortification was built in the late Roman or Byzantine times. In several places the height reaches from 1 to 3m. and the thickness is 1.30 m and make it possible for residents (probably of the settlement that was found on the right bank of Aggitis) to control the valley and the passes of the region.From Monday to Saturday from 10:30 p.m ...
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The largest and oldest monument of the town. It was built around the 4th AD century for financial and military reasons since from here was passing Egnatia Str.The city of Komotini Fences the Emperor Theodosius I (379-395 AD) because it was considered as a point of strategic importance. From here went Egnatia Street and military-economic reasons the city was fortified by a wall built with...

Settlements

Volakas
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Volakas
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Built in a cavity formed between the masses of Falakro Mountain at an altitude of 830 meters, Volakas is 35.5km away from Drama and 24km away from Nevrokopi. The village preserves the valuable deposit of a peculiar cultural heritage. The village has a post-Byzantine three-aisled basilica church with independent stone spire dedicated to the Prophet Elias, which was inaugurated in ...
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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 altitude of 560m. The access to the settlement is from Xanthi - Stavropol - Dafnonas - Ano Karyofyto, or Drama - Paranesti - Neochori - Ano Karyofyto. From there starts also the main route to the village of ...
Echinos
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Echinos
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This mountainous town is the center of Muslim Pomaks where mosques, houses, huts, workshops, warehouses and shops are reserved as remnants of an authentic old traditional environment. Special characteristic is there houses with lattice porch, which as a closed or semi-private space, subsumes the family and is used for drying tobacco. The spread of new materials facilitated the lives of ...
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Xylagani is a large village in the prefecture of Rhodope. The area is rural with large irrigated plains of crops, which most of them are cotton and grains crops. It is 17 km from Komotini and has 1,180 residents based on the 2011 census. Xylagani has rich archaeological finds, which include parts of arcopolis and tombs with grave goods. The ancestors of the inhabitants of Xylagani came ...
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It is a village near Neo Sidirochori. It was declared as a traditional settlement by the MIN.ENV - Ministry of Environment....
Iasmos
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Iasmos
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Iasmos is one of the oldest towns in Thrace built at the foothills of the Rhodopes mountain and the cove of Lake Vistonidas. The tradition has it that Iasmiotes are descendants of the inhabitants of Anastasioupolis after its conquest by the Turks in 1360-1400"s. The first historical reference to the village was made by Elvia Tzelepi, a Turkish traveler around 1600. The residents, hunted...
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Ανήκει στο δήμο Μύκης.Πληθυσμιακά έχει 1000 περίπου κατοίκους. Στο Ωραίο ακόμα και σήμερα λειτουργεί παραδοσιακός Νερόμυλος. Βαδίζοντας αριστερότερα συναντάς εκτροφείο πέστροφας με παραδοσιακή ταβέρνα όπου ...
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Nymphea is a mountain village (alt. 550 m) and it’s located in Rhodope, 18 km north of Komotini. All the houses in Nymphea are stone coated and have wooden roofs and slate surface mining. The village is well connected to the natural environment. More precisely it’s adapted to it. It uses the physical terrain, the leeward of the location and has good views to the west where is ...
Sidironero
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Sidironero
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Sidironero is built at an altitude of 630 m and is 45 km far from Drama. Is built in a green environment in the lap of dense Rodopi Mountains and is a good suggestion for relaxing holidays, while an ideal getaway for nature lovers. Beautiful hotels are ready to accommodate visitors of the area. In the northern section of the community includes the unique beautiful forest of Elatia, known...
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Pagoneri municipality is in the Kato Nevrokopi. Pagoneri is a border village in the prefecture of Drama near the Greek-Bulgarian border, which has been characterized as a traditional settlement since 1983 and retains the air of a different era. It is an entirely stone built settlement in standard of Macedonian shape, with large comfortable houses, which testify the financial soundness of...
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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 declared as traditional for its architecture. In Perithori you can see the church of Saint Nicholas (1835), which is decorated externally with brick crosses and the impressive belfry of 1911. Another church in the ...
Monastiraki
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Monastiraki
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Located on the eastern slopes of Falakro, north of the city of Drama and within 5 km from the city center. A village with a tradition of exploitation the marble.In the village is saved three-aisle basilica of St. George (1842), with loft for women and a chagiati while exterior adorned with a bell tower in 1890.Despite the immediate neighborhood of the city of Drama and the modern urban ...
Kali Vrysi
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Kali Vrysi
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It is located 23 km NW of the city of Drama in NE foothills of Menikio mountain across from Falakro Mountain. Built with traditional farmhouses of the late 19th century, among picturesque streets. The area is dominated by the three-aisled basilica of St. Nicholas (1877) that preserves the original pictures in the chancel of the mid-19th century. The villagers mainly deal with agriculture...
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Fanari is a coastal village about 30 km southwest of Komotini. Most famous tourist resort of Thrace with many tourists during the summer months. The resident population at Fanari is 422 residents. The coastal settlement, Fanari, is a modern resort with beautiful beaches, camping, picturesque harbor with fishing boats and able to accommodate yachts, fish restaraunts and hotels. ...
Maronia
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Maroneia
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In the South of Rodopi surrounded by olive groves that reach to the sea is Maronia, an important historic town built in the area was the synonym of the ancient city, one of the strongest states of the Greek ancient world. The tiled rooftops descend from the foothills of the mountain Ismaros, to the green hills and the Thracian Sea. Maronia remains today a large village which deserves to ...
Petrousa
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Petroussa
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It is located 14 km northwest of Drama, on the southern outskirts of Falakro, at the edge of the homonymous canyon (Canyon of Petrousas). It is a town with developed animal farms and rich cultural life. In the center of the village are the ruins of great basilica of the 19th century. dedicated to Panagia, with a significant number of Roman and Byzantine sculptures on the walls as ...
Paranesti
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Paranesti is a small town of Drama. Located on the road linking Drama with Stavroupoli of Xanthi. Has an altitude of 120 m and a permanent population of about 400 inhabitants. It is 40 km far from Drama and 22 km from Stavroupoli. It is the last supply center for the trip in the hinterland of Paranesti area. The area is characterized by its rich natural beauty, with a great and rare ...
K. Nevrokopi
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K. Nevrokopi
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Kato Neurokopi is a town of the Prefecture of Drama in altitude of 558 m, it is situated in the center of the homonymous plateau, northwest of Drama 47km away from the city center.Nevrokopi has a cold mountain climate and continental, where the coldness of winters is quite typical to the point that many times it is greeted as the "Siberia of Greece", because it is on average the coldest ...
Doxato
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It lies on the road of Drama - Kavala at a distance of 10 and 25 km respectively.The settlement of Doxato is an interesting example of the application of innovative movements in architecture, developed during the interwar period. Directly associated with the traditional way of life and agricultural production a new style is created, the folk classicism, where houses of broad swathes "are...
Xiropotamos
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Xiropotamos is amphitheatrically built on the foothills of Mount falakro, about 7 km away from the town of Drama, at an altitude of 260 meters.Traditionally, inhabitants occupied themselves with agriculture and with especially tobacco production and animal husbandry. Today the main source of income for the village are the quarries and the factories of cutting and processing the marble.To...
Kallithea
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Kallithea
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On the slopes of Menikio mountain at an altitude of 480m and 19 km away from Drama there is the village Kallithea which fully justifies its name, thanks to the amazing view to the plain of Drama and the peaks of Falakro.In the former resort of the region, famous for its abundant streams, we can nowdays see two temples with artistic value (the church of Saint Athanasius on the western ...
Adriani
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Kallithea
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Adriani is a vibrant village with friendly inhabitants, 11km away from the city of Drama, at an altidute of 160m. Adriani has suitable soil for growing grapes, so here there are three wineries that have made this small village known throughout Greece.On the hill Kolympes", which is just 200 meters southwest of Adriani, there was a Roman hamlet, as is demonstrated from the shells, burials...
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Prosotsani is the biggest town of the prefecture of Drama and is also the headquarters of the municipality. It has a population of 3.553 inhabitants (2011) and is located 15 km northwest of Drama in the southern foothills of Falakro mountain, east of the river Aggitis. Due to its location along with the many and regular transport to the western region of the county, continues to present ...

Mosques

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In the Administrative center of the old Muslim neighborhood of Drama - at the intersection of Alexander street, K. Palaiologos street and L. Lamprianidou street - we meet one of the most important monuments of the city, Arap Mosque. The Greek sources identify this mosque with Ak Mehmet Aga Mosque, one of the twelve mosques that existed in the city in 1667. However the identification of ...
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The mosque was founded in the late 16th century (1585) by master Ahmet who was head of the financial department of the Ottoman Empire during the reign of Sultan Murad III. The original building had a dome and five smaller ones. The inscription of 1902 located at the southern entrance informs us extensive renovations and expansions of the mosque. From the monumental entrance, one enters ...
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The large mosque was founded, according to the testimony of the Ottoman traveler Evliyia Tselebi of 17th century, in 1608/9, while an inscription testifies repairs during the year 1677-1678. The monument is interesting from an architectural point of view, while the interior is simple. On the outside stands the impressive minaret with two balconies and inside the mihrab, where the recess ...

Forest

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Drama is gifted with rich woodland. In the sierra of Central Rodopi distinguished the forests of Elatia or Kara Dere, in Sidironero district - Skalotis. The place is located in the central and northern part of the county and extends along the Greek-Bulgarian border. Forests cover 37% of the total area of the county and Elatia Forest is the largest forest complex in the country. The rare ...
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The grove of Komotini is the “green lung” of the city and it’s ideal for walking or jogging, biking, and game for children and adults. There are shaped areas with gazebos, tables, benches, paved paths, fountains, basketball, volleyball and tennis. The park crosses a paved road that leads to the historic Fort of Nymfaia. There is also a tourist kiosk where one can enjoy their ...
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It is situated in the northeastern part of the prefecture under the highest peak of central Rhodope, at 1.953m. In 1980 the forest was declared as a Protected Natural Monument, because of its high ecological value, as it is one of the few European forests that are virgin. It characterized virgin because its evolution only followed the rules of nature and not influenced by human activity....
Flora
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Drama
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Στο νομό Δράμας κυρίαρχο στοιχείο στη φυσιογνωμία της περιοχής είναι το φυσικό περιβάλλον με τους μοναδικούς βιότοπους και τα εντυπωσιακά δασικά τοπία, τα οποία και αποτελούν σημεία αναφοράς για κάθε ...
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The presence of significant mountains and forests make up the rich natural environment of the prefecture of Drama. The mountain is located in the central and northern part of it and extends along the Greek-Bulgarian border. It belongs to the Central Rhodope mountain range with its highest peak being this of the Virgin forest in 1,953m. The area is characterized by compact forests that ...

Natura/Ramsar

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Natura Area 2000: Mountain Falakro Peaks. Natura Areas 2000: Rhodope – Simida. Preys" Shelters: Κato Nevrokopi....
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The special geological substratum, combined with climatic, soil and topographic conditions, created a significant variety of habitats with special botanical interest. Thus, the Mountain Falakro collects many, rare for Greece, herbaceous plants, forming valuable ecosystems on the peaks, in the meadows and in the rocky outcrops of the mountain. The fauna is also proportional to the ...
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Περιοχές Natura 2000: Κορυφές Ορούς Φαλακρό, με έκταση 9845,62 εκταρίων. Καταφύγια θηραμάτων: Χαριτωμένη - Καλή Βρύση....
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Περιοχή Natura 2000: Κορυφές Ορούς Φαλακρού. Περιοχή Natura 2000: Περιοχή Ελατιά, Πυραμίς Κούτρα. Καταφύγια θηραμάτων: Καλλίφυτος Δράμας....
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It is situated in the northeastern part of the prefecture of Drama, below the highest peak of central Rhodope in 1,953 meters. One of its feature is the existence of a virgin forest that is the only one in the country and is considered as the most important of its kind in Europe. Logged as virgin (area of 11,000 acres.) In 1979 and immediately in 1980 it was declared as a protected ...
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Prinolofos-Mavrokordato (Platanias-Pteleas), covering an area of 3.900 hectares, and pertains to the Forest Service of Drama (FEK 540/Β/90), , Aetorachi (of Paranesti), covering an area of 3.250 hectares, and pertains to the Forest Service of Drama (FEK 759/Β/77)....
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The flora that synthesizes high mountain vegetation consists of beech, chestnut, hydrid fir, black pine, cedar, oak, hornbeam, willow, alder, rowan, maple, ash tree, dogwood, wild rose, blueberry etc. Interesting though is the herbaceous vegetation due to the scarsity and the large number of species: the lily, saxifraga, mountain tea (sideritis), wild pink, irises, peony, kentafrees, ...
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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 Rhodope mountain range and the existence of protected areas of the network Natura 2000 with important ecosystems. These areas are the following: Rhodope (simida), covering an area of 6,708.90 hectares, Elatia area,...

Hotsprings

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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 in centuries. In thermal springs there are no special facilities, just natural baths. The water temperature of the sanative springs is between 20 ° C and 58 ° C and has special therapeutic qualities as ...

Mountains

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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 Ismaros" with area of 800 ha. Is a habitat breeding, feeding, and wintering of wildlife species (birds and animals). There is the possibility of a climbing route. From the region passes the European route E6. There is no ...
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The European path passes through an area of incomparable natural beauty, the Trikorfo. The road reaches the bridge of Kompsatos River in Trikorfo. The European path passes through the bridge of Trikorfo. The initial part of the trail has a little slope and crosses the tranquil setting of a small plateau on the west bank of the Kompsatos River, which is known from the ancient times and is...
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It is a habitat “Corine” under the code A00020009. It is mainly a forested mountain except the areas close to the Bulgarian border. Its Residents are mostly herders, who maintain a particular type of forest for grazing purposes. Forests of beech can be encountered over the altitude of 900 m. Overall, the area has significant fauna such as vultures, eagles, Ciconia nigra (black stork)...
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The region of Rhodope prefecture is classified into three zones. The first that occupies the southern part is almost flat. The second extends north along the first and occupies the center of the Prefecture’s region to the slopes of the Rhodope Mountains. The third zone is located in the north of the region and the second occupies the mountainous part. The South East part of the ...
Livaditis
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Stavroupoli
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With the generic name "Livaditis" is characterized a large mountainous region that includes the Chaidou Mountain, the southern part of Kula Mountain and the surrounding peaks. It is bounded in the north of the village Dafnonas, in the east of the villages Rema and Dimario and in the west it extends to the borders between the prefectures of Xanthi and Drama. It consists of the villages ...
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The most important massif of the prefecture of Drama is the Falakro Mountain, which is one of the largest mountains in the country. It is situated in the center of the prefecture and consists of a cluster of three volumes: the northwest with its highest peak the "Holy Spirit" and altitude 1629m, the southwest with its highest peak the "Saint Paul" on alitude of 1768 meters and the east ...
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An important massif of the refecture of Drama is Menoikio Mountain, which is located on the western edge of the prefecture and is basically the southward sequel of Falakro. Its highest peak is "Mavromata" which belongs to the prefecture of Serres with an altitude of 1,963m, while the highest peak in the prefecture is the "Thamnotopi", with an altitude of 1,952m. It has significant flora,...
Mountain Simvolo
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Eleftheres
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Simvolo is located to the south – east side of the Prefecture of Kavala. The west side of Simvolo is divided from Paggaio by the Pieria valley.Because of its geographical position and its topographical shape, Simvolo has an excellent view. You can see the Delta of Nestou, Samothrace, to the east Thassos, Mount Athos and Strimona to the south, to the west Paggaio and to the...

Monasteries, Temples& Churches

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At a distance of about 1500 meters west of the village Perichora in "Tagkala ", majesticallt stands on the slopes of a picturesque gorge, surrounded by pine forest, the The Holy Monastery of Saint Mina. The monastery celebrates on 11 November the memory of the holy martyr Minas, Biktoros and Bikentios and holy martyr and Stefanidis and our saint father and confessor, Theodore the ...
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In Papikio mountain and particularly the section of the Rhodope Mountains between the rivers Kompsatos and Traos it had been developed the first Byzantine monastic state. After the raids of Francs and the Bulgarian, the state gradually moved to Athos mountain and the last monastery was closed at around 1200 AD. Archaeologists brought to light many important ruins of the monasteries of ...
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Convent, founded on a hill on the western edge of the eastern community of Nikisiani on the east foothills of Pangaio. In this area, since 1913, a honored chapel in the name of Ssint Demetrius was existed. At the initiative of the Metropolitan of Eleftheroupoli Ambrose in 1973 was built a fundamentally new temple with the contribution of residents and Georgios Lazaridis, according to the...
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Location: Kallithea. On the western edge of the village there is the church of Saint Athanasios. The church was built in 1832-1835. Due to damage that happened in the central part of the church and in all the internal supports of the roof of the Holy Temple the need of replace was deemed necessary. The center supports were demolished until the height of the side walls. Work began in 1892...
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Near the town of Eleftheroupoli and on foothills of the verdant village of Nikisiani, there is the communal androa Holy Monastery of Saint John the Baptist. In the place where the monastery is today, there was an old shrine for hikers pilgrims heading to the nearby historic Holy Church of Eikosifoinissa (which falls under the ecclesiastical Metropolis of Drama). In 1972 in the place of ...
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The Pangaion mountain hosts for 16 centuries the oldest monasterial building of Macedonian land, the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of the Holy Mary Eikosofoinissa. According to tradition, the bishop Philippi Sozon, who took part in the Fourth Ecumenical Council in 451 AD, founded the church and monastic settlement at the place Vigla, 50 meters east of the present Monastery. ...
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The building that dominates in village and impose strongly its presence is the church with its famous stone belfry. It is dedicated to the entrance of Holy Mary and the date 1835 is carved on its walls. The bells and the belfry are older. The date 1832 is printed on the bells. The church was entirely stone built, just like the whole village. But the thing that keeps intact the old glamor...
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The monument does not provide much information about its history since it is half-buried in the ground, and almost all its surfaces, both inside and outside, are covered with plaster; the anteroom and the bell-tower (formerly a minaret) are later additions. It is a rectangular building with sloped roofs on the north and south part, and an octagonal dome supported on a rectangular base. ...
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In the Metropolitan throne of Drama in 1902 is positioned tha national martyr Chrysostomos Kalafatis, who with his guidance helps the construction of the imposing buildings of the place, the school, the music and drama club "Reborn Macedonia" and the church of the Entrance of Holy Mary. The Metropolitan Chrysostomos (Kalafatis) was born in 1867 in Triglia in Bithynia, in the Propontis ...
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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 by forests adn hills. With traditional architecture of the houses, with their flagship, and the post-Byzantine church of Saint Theodore, it is one of a kind in the region. Built in 1835AD from local villagers, ...
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In the cemetery of the village is saved the oldest post-Byzantine church of the Holy Metropolis of Drama, Saint Theodore. The temple dates back to 1815 as stated in the founding inscription, and now only is used as a cemetery. It is a three-aisled wooden-roofed basilica with a raised women"s loft and a loggia. There are two entrances, the first is on the south side of the temple and was ...
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Saint Nikolaos, which was built before 1848 has an exceptional art carved icon screen and altar. The architectural order of the church is three-aisled wooden basilica with an apse, loggia and women"s loft. The pulpit and icon screen with images from 1848 and 1851 were preserved. In the dedicatory image of Saint Nicholas in the niche above the western entrance of the temple, the year 1877...
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The holy church of Saint Marina in accordance with the inscription on the west side, was built in the days of Metropolitan Germanos C of Drama in 1883. Then, it was burned by the Turks in 1914 and rebuilt by the Bishop of Drama, Agathaggelos Magnitas. Then, it worked as a monastery until all the monks died. The architectural order of the temple is single-room wooden basilica with a ...
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The holy church was built on February 20, 1884. A built stone slab located in the narthex of this church informs us about it. In this plate is also indicated that the high priest was the German Michaelides and the architect was the Duke Lazaropolitis. The primary decision of residents was to built the church in the center of the Christian neighbourhood. Ultimately, however, it was built ...
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Location: Kokkinogia. The Church of Taxiarches in the village of Kokinogia is post-Byzantine and was built in 1820. The Belfry located in the courtyard built in 1886. The interior walls of the church were covered with exceptional hagiographies of infinite beauty, which were destroyed after they werw covered with lime during the renovation. The hagiographies were based more on western ...
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In the settlement of Taxiarches in Drama (Sipsas) the first "settler" in the year 1930 was Father George Karslidis (1901-1959), who acquired the reputation of a holy man. Today on this point there is a thriving crowded sorority of nuns which constitutes the Holy Monastery of the Ascension of Christ.Management Body: Holy Metropolis of DramaTel. +302521032362...
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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 a few more of the mansions of the city, like Tsanaklis house, just opposite the entrance of the Church, the mansion Mare in the address of 7 Chatzikonstanti Zoidi Street and the home of former Mayor Bletsa...
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Located inside the fortress on the eastern side. It is four-aisle with splint, wooden roof and its floor is at a lower level than the round space. It was built during the Ottoman rule (1800) on the foundations of a Byzantine church, for which we report in 1548 by the traveler Pierre Belon. The temple in its present form is restored and declared a historical monument. Important from an ...
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It is a pilgrimage Panthrakikos range with a long history. Located after Xanthi and 16km before Komotini, left in the highway. The area is the monastery in the 12th century was called Panagia. During the Turkish occupation the area was divided into landlords. According to tradition, the sacred image of the Virgin appeared (hence Phaneromene) three hundred years ago the Ottoman main land ...
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The settlement of Prasinada is located northeast of the prefecture of Drama 58 kilometers far away from it, in the triangle of Paranesti (Paranesti-Prasinada 19 km). It is built on the foothills of the mountain Pangalos at an altitude of 713m. The locals are Pontian refugees from Trapezounta, who arrived in 1924 and fought hard to survive in the new homeland.Prasinada is a charming ...
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In the center of the village there is the church of the Prophet Elias which was built in 1841 by local builders with donations and contributions from residents. Archaeologists expect the church to have built in the late 15th century. In 1967 the new church was founded right next to the old one at the expense of residents. Today the new church operates, while the old operates only at all ...
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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 church of Panagia was built in 1835 during the prelacy of the Metropolitan Germanos B of Drama (May 1831 to 22 November 1835) and is said that the holy temple was inaugurated in 1832, where the "Greek Priest" ...
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It was built like a basilica in 1870, ended up in a carved wooden roof and based on painted pillars. With an unaltered inside, a carved wooden icon screen of the 19th century, which is a piece of folk art and is distinguished by its monumentality, the temple as one of the best preserved monuments of the region of Nevrokopi. At the bottom the Creating of the world is illustrated. The Good...
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In the center of Nevrokopi there is the church of Saint Demetrius, who was built in 1866 as witnessed by the Metropolitan of Nevrokopi, Nicodemus in 1901. Important historical events are connected to the Church of Saint Demetrius as after the creation of the Bulgarian Exarchate, a match was held between them and patriarchal for the assert of it. Until 1899 the Divine Liturgy was chanted ...
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A remarkable building in Doksato is the church of Saint Athanasius in the center of the village which was built in 1867, with the support and expense of all the Christians of Doxato. The order of the building is simple basilica because the Ottoman occupiers of the time did not want to build domed churches so as not to look like minarets that had domes. Its external part seemed like a ...
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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 demolished in 1975. It was the metropolitan church and the only Orthodox parish that existed during the Ottoman era. It is said that the Temple was built in the 14th century by the effort and participation of many ...
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The Holy Church of Taxiarches in Drama presents intense and priceless interest, as it shows rich historical reality from the Byzantine era. The church is located in the city center on the road Venizelos street very close to the northeastern part of the walls of the Byzantine Drama and exemplifies sculpture, architecture and painting of the Byzantine period. The temple dates back to 14th ...
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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, asking him repeatedly to build a church to house her image. Mark Gikas found by digging the holy water thus confirming his dreams for the choice of location. When the residents of village saw the discovery of the ...
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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 picturesque area. It is a three-aisled basilica, built between 1878 - 1888, with spending of parishioners who reported to the political commander of Kavala their need for the erection of a temple “….we cannot fulfil ...

Monuments

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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 was delayed due to lack of funding. Eventually a portion of the building was constructed and completed in the year 2010.To Hall Komotini is located in Santa Varvara, near the camp Iliopoulos and is the ...
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The marbled house, with a tobacco warehouse and a yard space are the oldest and the most noteworthy historical and architectural complex which is preserved in Drama from the age of the Ottoman occupation. The building with regard to its architecture and building materials was a unique and unprecedented builting for its time. It is a monumental and imposing structure with excellent wall ...
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In the center of Komotini is located the newly remodeled municipal park of Agia Paraskevi with tall trees, fountains and beautiful flowers, where during the summer months operates as refreshment. The playground near the refreshment stand offers countless hours of fun for young children while their parents are able to watch over them while enjoying their drinks....
Clock Tower
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Komotini
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The Clock Tower was built in 1884, the era of Sultan Abdul Hamid B. In the decade of 1950 became architectural interventions and took its current form. Behind the tower rises the minaret of the mosque of Yeni Mosque from the balcony where the muezzin calls the faithful of Islam to prayer. In the courtyard housed the religious authority of Muslims Rhodope, the Mufti of Komotini. At the ...
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The building is a declared historical monument as it is an interesting example of the neoclassical style with special uses and it is important for the studies of the local architecture heritage....
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The monument was constructed in the mid-2000s and placed in the grove of Santa Paraskevi in the city center. The intention of the Municipality was to honor the approximately 1350 Jews of Komotini, victims of the Holocaust of the 2nd world war. The Jews of Komotini gathered unannounced on 4 March 1943 by the Bulgarian occupation authorities and transferred to the Danube port of Lom in ...
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The heart of the city is considered the central square of Komotini (or Eirini Square) with the countless cafés, which are full of life during midday but mostly evening hours due to the large number of students living and studying in the city. The square area of 19 acres and is pedestrian for the safe movement of children....
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It is a declared artwork and historical monument as it is a representative sample of the tobacco warehouse of the past century, important part of the study of Architecture Heritage and a testimony for the past development of the city of Komotini of the 60’s. A protection zone of 5m around the perimeter of the tobacco warehouse was declared after its restoration in order to successfully...
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The Mansion Dermetzoglou is a declared historical monument and artwork, being under the state’s protection in accordance with the provisions of N 1469/50. It is a one-storey building with semi basement that follows the principles of the early neoclassicism. The morphology follows the aesthetics of the archaic residences. The four fluted pilasters are crowned with Doric capitals and ...
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It is a declared historical monument as it represents one of the few examples of tobacco warehouses that remains in the city of Komotini, testifying the past development of the last century and early this century, due to the processing and marketing of tobacco. The building belongs to the Technical Chamber of Thrace and can be visited on request during the evenings....
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The building is an example of the local architecture, dominated by elements of neoclassical style. It is an example of folk architecture that was prevailed in the Balkan area the last century. A private parking lot is also available in its premises....
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The old market of Komotini presents a special interest. Bounded by the roads Orpheos, Syntagmatos Kritwn, Vas.Pavloy, Pl. Ifaistou, Kanari, Kilkis, Androutsou, Gravia, Xenophontos and Venizelou. The market dates back to the Ottoman era, and is included in a Hippodameios planning system with small streets and beautiful pergolas built by the Municipality of Komotini in the 1990s. A special...
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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 government protection, as it is a remarkable example of Greek architectural heritage, with interesting structural and morphological elements of the local architecture and an important part of the study of the...
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It was declared protected monument under the state legislation N 1469/50. The two-storey building with its surroundings (the plot) as it is a remarkable example of neoclassical architecture that, together with the other neoclassical buildings on the Tsanakli Street constitute an important historical district in Komotini. All the openings of the building have a rich decorative framing, ...
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The Tekes Kioutouklou Baba is an Ottoman tomb, which is estimated to date back from the 15th to 16th century. The monument is located on the western shore of Vistonida Lake, northwest of Celino, in the prefecture of Xanthi in Thrace. It is located near the ancient Anastasioupolis - Peritheorio. In the Turkish-speaking area of the monument is known as the Kütüklü Baba Tekkesi while the...
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The building at Kouloglou and Seferi Streets, property of the Municipality of Komotini, together with the surroundings of its plot, are declared historical monument and artwork that needs special government protection, as it is a remarkable example of Greek architectural heritage, with interesting structural and morphological elements of the local architecture and an important part of ...
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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 acres in the heart of the city, where residents of Drama often enjoy stroll in the magnificent formed paths that crossing wooden bridges....
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The building of the "Brigade" was built by Austrian engineer Konrad Von Vilas, between the years 1923 and 1925, to be used as the residence of the family of Andrew Tzimou tobacco merchant. The architecture of the building is an example of eclectic trends that prevailed during the interwar period in Central and Eastern Macedonia. Today is a landmark not only in the cultural heritage of ...
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It’s located on the west outer side of the municipal grove. In the center you can see a 14m high column , that bears a huge metal simulacrum of sword, mounted vertically. This whole impressive structure is covered by white marble. The Memorial is the centerpiece of the celebration of national and other anniversaries. This is the place that the wreaths are happening and every Sunday you...
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The building at St. George and Chatzikonstanti Zoidi Streets, property of the Ioannidis Brothers and the Municipality of Komotini - together with the surroundings of its plot - is declared a historical monument and artwork that needs special government protection, in accordance with the provisions of N 1469/50, as it is a remarkable example of Greek architectural heritage that combines ...
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The mansion Stalios (current property of the Kyrarzoglou brothers) is a declared historical monument and artwork, being under the state’s protection in accordance with the provisions of N 1469/50. It is a two-storey building with basement built in 1833, with its main façade to be characterized by strict neoclassical symmetry. The pilasters “mpouniato”, crowned with Corinthian ...
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The building at 6-8 Kouloglou Street, property of the family Spentzopoulos and the Municipality of Komotini, - together with the surroundings of its plot - is a declared historical monument and artwork that needs special government protection, as it is a remarkable example of Greek architectural heritage, with interesting structural and morphological elements of the local architecture ...
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The building at 25 Zymvrakaki Street - together with the surroundings of its plot - is a declared historical monument and artwork that needs special government protection, as it is a remarkable example of Greek architectural heritage, with interesting structural and morphological elements of the local architecture and an important part of the study of the history of architecture. ...
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The building at the Joachim III Street, property of Ant. Georgios, together with the surroundings of its plot, are declared historical monument and artwork that needs special government protection, as it is a remarkable example of folklore-urban architecture of the early decades the past century and an important part of the study of the history of architecture. It is a property of Ant. ...
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The Agios Charalambos port is located 4 km south of the village of Maronia. Inside the port it can be seen the ancient windward pier. Around the harbor can be found scattered Roman and Byzantine ruins, while there are significant ongoing archaeological research and restorations. In the Agios Charalambos port you can also find taverns with food of excellent quality that you will never ...
The Old Heroon
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It’s Located in the small park opposite the Archaeological Museum. It is the work of the talented local sculptor Peter Moschidis made of solid marble in 1930. Two large marble slabs that were added later, have engraved on them, the names of 63 Komotini people who were sacrificed during the Greco-Italian War of 1940-1941. The Memorial is not used today but it lies deep within the heart...
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The building that until recently housed the courthouse of Komotini, was studied and built by a Dutch architect around 1870 for the sultan Abdul Aziz and his successor Abdul Hamid II on behalf of the Ottoman Administration of that time as Government House. The courthouse building was used as headquarters by the authorities of the Ottoman Empire until the July of 1913. The Ottoman ...
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It is known that Nestor Tsanaklis, a large tobacco trader from Komotini, emigrant in Cairo, financed in the early 20th century the construction of an Urban School. The building was inaugurated in 1907. It was given the name “Tsanakleios School” in honor of the benefactor of the city, who was sending the amount of 200 gold sovereigns for the salaries of the teachers of the Greek ...
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The Komotini Municipal Theatre was founded in November 1984 and serves as private legal entity, based in programmatic contract between Regional Theatre - Komotini Municipality and Ministry of Culture. The objectives of the Regional Theatre Komotini are: 1.The organization and presentation of professional theater performances. 2.The development and promotion of local executive artistic ...
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It was declared protected monument under the state legislation N 1469/50 as it is a remarkable neoclassical building and a typical example of this architectural period, illustrating the typology of residences built after 1850 in this region. At the 80’s an economic growth was started in Komotini and neoclassical architecture was built, mainly by merchants like the mansion of Hliadi. ...

Waterfalls

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In the wide region of Paranesti, there are many natural waterfalls which are formed in the dense forests, and are particularly impressive. Some of these are described below:• Close to the settlement Dipotamia and to the valley of Arkoudorema we meet the first Waterfall of Saint Barbara with a height of over 15 meters. Its water creates a small lake and the wider area is configured as a...

Caves

Maroneia cave
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Maroneia
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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 are allowed inside for research. Inside the cave there are drip and stalagmite forms and rare fauna inhabiting 10 of the 300 bat species in Europe. Archaeological excavations have brought to light ceramic objects...
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It is located 23 kilometers northwest of the city of Drama and is the only exploited river cave in Greece. The natural entrance is the source of an underground river called Aggitis. The cave was passage or shelter people and animals in different eras. Near the present entrance for visitors, archaeological excavations brought to light important paleolithic and paleontological findings, ...

Cities

Komotini
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Komotini
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Komotini is currently located in the north central plains of the region to a draft of the valley at an altitude of 36 to 48 meters from the sea and it has a population of approximately 70,000 residents, while daily, the city serves over 100,000. It is the capital of the Rhodope region, hydra of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace region and the distance from the Greek-Turkish border is 94 km, 22 ...

Canyons

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The Canyon of Petroussa - Pyrgoi begins north of the village of Pirgoi and terminates in Petroussa. With a length of more than 10 kilometers it is an attraction for nature lovers - hikers, who can cross it beneath vertical rocks, within a landscape of stunning natural beauty. On the slopes of the canyon colorful wildflowers, resistant dry plants and interesting arboreal vegetation are ...

Rivers

Nestos
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Drama
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Nestos river is one of the major rivers of Greece, with great economic and ecological significance. It stems from Rila mountain (2.716m.), in southern Bulgaria, between the Aimos and Rhodope mountain ranges. Its total length is 234km., of which 140km. are located in Greek territory. It enters Greece from the north-central part of the prefecture of Drama between the mountains of western ...

Sports

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The project of the bicycle lane in Komotini, has joined the Operational Program "Macedonia - Thrace 2007 -2013. The project was included in the Integrated Urban Renewal Plan of the Municipality of Komotini and involves the construction of bicycle lanes at the Demokritou Street, Orpheus Street and G. Kakoulidi - St. Kyriakidis - N. Zoidi – Ap. Suzhou Streets in the city of Komotini. ...
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Η Αυτοκινητιστική Λέσχη Ξάνθης - μέλος της Ομοσπονδίας Μηχανοκίνητου Αθλητισμού στη Γενικής Γραμματείας Αθλητισμού, διοργανώνει αγώνες δεξιοτεχνίας και γρήγορης οδήγησης. Οι συμμετοχές των οδηγών ξεπερνούν ...

Alternative Activities

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The Municipal services of Iasmos have signaled three hiking trails: From Astraea hiking trail starts 5.5 km to Iasmos. Another 11 km hiking trail starts from the village through the village of Tsalapetinos, through the village of Euthimou, to the village of Astrea. Also a 6 km hiking trail starts from the village Korfovouni to the village of Euthimou. For further information about the ...
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The aim of the Centre for Environmental Education of Vistonida is to raise the awareness of young people and adults on issues related to the environment, so as to develop attitudes and participatory behaviors that will help to protect the ecological balance and the quality of life as well as to ensure a sustainable development. The facilities of the Centre for Environmental Education of ...

Hunting Activities

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The Hunting Association of Komotini was founded in 1968. This association cooperates with the Ministry of Rural Development and Food and is a member of the Hunting Federation. Based on its statutory foundation is an environmentally friendly association with main purpose to protect the natural environment and the promotion of the good character and sportsmanship morale among the hunting ...

Wine Routes

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The bridge of Gerakas is found at the 11th km Xanthi-Stavroupolis, 100 meters from the turn of the village of Gerakas. Another bridge is located at main road Xanthi-Stavroupolis at the 18th km, between the old and the new road. The bridge of Kariofito was built in 1813 and still maintains in good condition. The bridge of Kastanitis is located 200 meters south of the abandoned namesake ...