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Beaches (93)

A dive is just the beginning! Take a swim & enjoy the most spectacular beaches you 've ever seen. Such unforgettable crystal waters, will keep you coming back over and over again!
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Settlements (52)

Traditional villages and settlements wait for us, to walk them through and get to know them for good. Every alley and every corner, all have a story to tell. All we have to do is find out about it and live to tell it!
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Museums (65)

The civilization of every place has its own home! The Archaeological, Byzantine and Folklore museums of our homeland host a number of exhibits that reveal the rich history and the priceless cultural heritage that was given to us by our ancestors.
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Monuments (60)

Every monument of our homeland symbolizes memory, heritage and the long history of every place. Visit monuments of great interest and cultural value. Find out about all the details, the facts and the people that are connected to them.
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Archeological Sites (53)

Take a trip back in time and find yourselves...in the antiquity! You may now walk through sites of great historical and cultural value, and connect with the ancient Greek civilization that flourished in this land.
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Monasteries, Temples
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Christian monasteries and temples of great elegance, with a history that takes us in the very old times, all stand unwavering in various locations of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, so as to visit and honor them.
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Mosques (12)

The worship places of the Muslims, all welcome us with great warmness and hospitality. Learn all about the Islam through its mosques, those special spaces of faith and devotion, with each having its very own history and unique architecture.
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Forest (10)

Take a tour in the most beautiful virgin forests of our land. Here is where you may take a deep breath, as if in the "lungs" of this unsoiled nature. This is where the environment resists to the uncontrollable growth and human intervention with great vigor, and it welcomes us with a motherly love.
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Natura/Ramsar (12)

Why only look at such beautiful landscapes in pictures? The most important wetlands of our area are protected by international conventions, so as to discover them and adore them even more. Pay a visit and you will be astonished!
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Hotsprings (8)

Waters with special curative properties and a temperature that can really heal, all run clear and gargling through this land. Whether you have some health issues or you just want to live the experience of a true "natural spa", here's your chance!
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Mountains (14)

Every slope and mountaintop take us higher and higher... right up to the heavens! Enjoy the most untarnished nature from up close, by taking a hiking route, but also discover paths that lead to magnificent landscapes, on some of the most beautiful mountains of the Balkans.
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Wine Routes (5)

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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It is a single-thematic Museum of Hellenic-Cappadocian Culture. The exhibition includes six (6) modules in the buildings, consisting of costumes, carpets, textiles, objects of daily life, tools and utensils, musical instruments, antiques from the time of the Hittites until 1924 and records of education, cultural and religious life of the area. Info: 2510 316192, 2510 316648 Opening ...

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Shortly after the village of Makri, is the beach of Saint Paraskevi with its trademark the namesake’s chapel. The visitors can spend moments of relaxation and fun at the many beach bars and have fun with the many water sports that are available to them....
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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”....
Dikella
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Makri
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In Dikella beach the visitors can enjoy the water sports, the beautiful sea and the sun, while a large number of coastal canteens are ready to welcome them and serve them....
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It is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches with golden sand and shallow turquoise waters. It is located on the east coast of Thasos, between the villages of Skala Panagias and Skala Potamias. The beach is long and wide and has fine sand. Its length is 5 Km and the options for your daily escape are many. The water is shallow and the beach has facilities for water sports. The ...
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New Peramos due its privileged location next to the sea, is during the decades a popular destination for vacationers from surrounding provinces and nearby urban centers. There they can enjoy equally wonderful delicacies in taverns by the sea....
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The avdira beach stands out for it’s cleanness, shallow waters, sandy BEACHES and quaint coves that attract summer visitors and amateur fishermen. It has organized public camping. It’s situated west of the Avdira port and stands for a large area of sand. It is the perfect place from where one can enjoy the magnificent sunsets of summer in Aegean sea....
Nea Iraklitsa Beach
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N.Iraklitsa
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New Iraklitsa is a seaside settlement at Kavala prefecture. At New Iraklitsa there is a quaint little port-marina, taverns and beach. The beach of Nea Irakleitsa called “Alana” has beach bars and volleyball courts. The beach was awarded with the blue flag and is considered one of the best of Kavala. There are also organized parking, sailing clubs and football courts.One of the ...
Erasmio beach
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Erasmio
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Those who do not like the crowded places, should prefer the Erasmio beach. The beach of Erasmio can be combined with a visit to the neighboring riparian forest of the Nestos Delta. There are fishing spots for friends of pure fish, shellfish crops and pisciculture of Erasmios association in physical channels. The channels that are formed are also wetlands with rich flora and a variety of ...
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One of the many faces of summer it can be found within its own capital of Thasos. In Limena there is one of the most organized beaches with sun beds, umbrellas and shower, as well as coffee, taverns and beach bars! Everything is within an arm’s reach, for your convenience! Do not miss drink Greek ouzo and eati fresh fish!...
Prinos Beach
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Thassos
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The area of Prinos is a natural environment of exceptional beauty, with two sandy beaches offers visitors an unforgettable memories. Next to Prinos (1 km), with a port that connects Kavala with Thassos, there was an old anchorage of the fishermen of the area has now been transformed into an earthly paradise, being awarded with Blue Flags twice!...
Maggana beach
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Maggana
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The Maggana beach has a large area of sand with progressive deepening for novice swimmers in the sea. It is ideal for families, sports, sunbathing, games, beach volleyball, horseback riding, tennis, beach parties, games, waterskiing etc. All BEACHES are free to the public access; you can have a refreshment and emergency items. This beach is been awarded with the "Blue Flag" all the ...
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...
Blue Coast
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Makri
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In the Blue Coast the visitors will enjoy a nice sandy beach and a beautiful sea. Beach Bars, taverns and watersports are all available to the visitors....
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It is approximately 6km. away from the village of Mandra and 25km. of the city of Xanthi. To the east are lying the lagoons “Lafri” and “Lafrouda”, creating a single point of ecological and natural beauty. It has a tavern, a bar and an organized private camping....
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 ...
Kipos
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Samothrace
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At the end of the road there is the beach "Garden", a long seashore with black pebbles and crystal clear waters that is worth visiting. Just opposite you face in close Imbros. In return you can visit the nearby village of Ano Meria, where the trail starts to the impressive waterfalls of "Karya"....
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Leaving the city of Kavala you meet the Aspri Ammos (White Sand) Beach, a quaint bay with a lovely sandy beach organized with tavernas and a few kilometers further down, you can find the less popular, but always of special beauty of New Karvalis’ coasts....
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1Leaving the city of Kavala you meet the Aspri Ammos (White Sand) Beach, a quaint bay with a lovely sandy beach organized with tavernas and a few kilometers further down, you can find the less popular, but always of special beauty of New Karvalis’ coasts....
Porto Lagos beach
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Porto Lagos
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The beach is the pine forest of Porto Lagos used to attract the majority of Xanthi citizens. The seaweed therapy remains the main reason for today"s swimmers who combine their summer baths to cure various ailments and diseases....
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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Approximately 1 Km away from N.Peramos behind the Anaktoroupoli of Oisymi, which is a series of Byzantine castles, there is the Ammolofoi beach with length 3Km. The fine sand in conjunction with the crystal and shallow waters create a magical, exotic landscape, which is why the beach attracts thousands of people every year. The Ammolofoi beach is ranked in the list of the ten most ...
Tosca
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Kavala
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Tosca beach is 5 km from Kavala. It has been awarded with the “blue flag” for its clear water and its organisation. It can be reached by taking the coach to Nea Peramos (for more information please call 2510-223593). There is an entrance fee to use the facilities. On the site there is a 4 star hotel, a restaurant and a cafeteria.Access by Kavala's coach, tel. +302510223593Source: ...
Glyfada Beach
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Thassos
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Glifada beach is a small beautiful beach which has shallow clean waters. It is quiet and is suitable for relaxing and peaceful moments. Very nice for swim and sunbathing! http://thassos.gr...
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Almost next to Limenas (3 km ) located the Papalimani beach . Access is very easy both by land and by boat. Although no particular organized, there are beach bar and taverns.http://thassos.gr...
Nysteri Beach
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Thassos
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Nisteri Beach is one of the beaches of Limenas and is located just at 1 kilometer distance of the capital of Thassos. It is a sandy beach surrounded by forested mountains. Nisteri Beach is an organised beach with sun beds and umbrellas. Its waters are shallow and children can play with safety. It is a beach perfect for sunbathing and swim! http://thassos.gr...
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Paradise beach is considered the best beach of the island!! With its “tropical” waters, it takes the visitor to exotic places! The white sand is ideal for long walks, the verdant mountain all around makes the landscape even more impressive, while if you are lucky enough to get to see the huge waves, then it will feel like being in Hawaii! It should be noted that half of ...
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A fishing village that preserves its simplicity and local colour as years go by.The secluded beaches of Ano and Kato Lagada are inviting for the visitor. The small port looks equally beautiful both in the summer with the fishing boats and other vessels that moor there and in the winter, when it is beaten by the wind. The village is just two kilometres away from Skala Kallirachis....
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In Skala Rachoniou there are traditional ouzeries, as well as a long beach. In recent years, the village has been developed significantly, as has the entire island, offering an important tourist infrastructure and all kinds of amenities to visitors. Driving up from Skala, one comes across two mountainous villages spread along the mountain slopes: Rachoni and Agios Georgios, ...
Pahis
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Thassos
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Τhe beach of Pachis is a long and narrow sandy beach in the most northern point of the island. It is 600 meters of fine, thin and white sand and is one of the most famous beaches of Thassos for swimming, water sports and of course sunbathing. You will still enjoy the variety of restaurants and cafes along, where you can admire the incomparable sunsets.http://thassos.gr...
Rosogremos
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Thassos
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A little further from the beach of Potos you come across the Rosogkremo beach with clean sand, shallow and clear waters.Source: http://thassos.gr...
Skala Maries
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Thassos
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Marvellous sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and picturesque taverns complete the beauty of this little village.Driving up the mountainous village of Maries, make a stop at the monastery of Panagia (the Virgin Mary).Out of the village, on the road leading to Ypsario and the Castle, the visitor has the opportunity to visit the lake Gena. It is worth noticing that this is the unique ...
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Just ouside of Potos, you will find the famous San Antonio beach. It is an organized large and wide beach which has shallow waters. It is perfect for children. You can have your lunch or dinner in one of the many taverns and restaurants or enjoy your drink or cocktail in one of the beach bars, viewing the sunset!http://thassos.gr...
Almyra Beach
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Pangaion
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Apolonia Beach
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Pangaion
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Karyani Beach
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Pangaion
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Thymonia
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Thassos
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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: http://thassos.gr http://tourism.kavala.gr/tourist-guide...
Skala Sotiros
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Thassos
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At Skala Sotiros there is a long beach with shallow clear waters. Besides, the village itself is a marvellous colourful place, due to the huge plane trees and the fountains where crystal-clear water springs from. At the village’s tavern and at the café, one may enjoy the popular traditional goat kid’s meat or just a coffee, along with some tasty stewed fruit with syrup, ...
Kinira
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Thassos
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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:http://tourism.kavala.gr/ http://www.thassos.gr/...
Skala Potamia
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Thassos
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The beach of Skala Potamias is beautiful with crystal clear waters. After your dip in the sea try sun-dried octopus and octopus balls at the taverns of the village.Sources: http://tourism.kavala.gr/el/thassos-to-prasino-nhs... , http://www.thassos.gr/...
Alykes
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Thassos
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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: http://thassos.gr http://tourism.kavala.gr...
Batis Beach
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Kavala
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Picturesque bay only 4 kl from Kavala. Organized beach combines camping site, beach bar, pool bar, café bar, play ground and sport club. Admission fee 2 Euros pp. Free parking. Access by bus No.8. Tel +302510 223593...
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At the town’s eastern entrance, 2 km from the city centre. A beach partially organized by the Municipality of Kavala with free admittance. Seafood and fish tavernas offering culinary treats are located at various points along seafront. Free parking.Access by buses No.2 and No.3. Tel +302510 223593...
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A beautiful coastal village with the renowned beaches of Trypiti and Metallia. A wide array of hotels, bars, taverns, restaurants and gift shops meet the demands of every guest.Palataki, an edifice of particular beauty due to its architectural style, is certainly worth a visit and so are the warehouse of Metallia (= mines) that operate as cultural centres nowadays. If you are a ...
Nea Karvali
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N. Karvali
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At 12 km οutside the city of Kavala is the refugee village of Nea Karvali. Main attractions of the village are : The Temple of Saint Grigorios Theologos, the traditional settlement Akontisma and beautiful beach along the village. Do not forget to try the traditional "Kourambie"....
Timari
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N. Karvali
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Vrasidas Beach
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N. Peramos
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Psatha Beach
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N.Iraklitsa
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Museums

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For 6000 years, for which data is available, the olive and olive oil are an integral part of the life of the Greeks and of course the residents of Thassos. The olive tree and olive oil are part of the history and culture of Greece and Thassos as well. In order to link the production process with the history and culture of our country, there was created next to the mill facilities, an ...
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The Folklore Museum of Country is housed since 1973 in the municipality building and it hosts folk art and tradition of the island. The visitor on the ground floor of the building can see various objects exposed as "Kechagia"tools (as called by the farmers in Samothrace), agricultural tools, various tools for editing of thread and a traditional loom with all its accessories. He going up ...
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In the Museum exhibited historical and folkloric material in Eastern Thrace, Eastern Rumelia and Western Thrace, period 1800-1950, are mainly of authentic rural and urban traditional Thracian costumes, ecclesiastical items, agricultural and professional tools, musical instruments and household items. The most important exhibits are the traditional Thracian costumes and the most important...
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The Historical & Literary Archive Kavala was founded in 1996. Its current official legal form and recommendation was made in 1996, when it was obvious that the size was so extended and with important historriacal value that it should be organized with modern methods and standards, based on scientific foundations files, to present a valuable historical material being collected the past 50...
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The Ecclesiastical Museum of Holy Metropolis of Xanthi and Margin housed in the east wing of the Monastery of Panagia Archangeliotissa. Monastery is northeast of Xanthi. The museum"s collection was set up in the early decade of 60 by metropolitan of that time of Xanthi Anthonio. Exhibits of the museum are the collections of portable icons, silver utensils, manuscripts and printed ...
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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 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 Association Sarakatsani of Evros, after years of attempts to gather authentic material associated with the Sarakatsani tradition, managed to create a remarkable collection, which by June 2005 is housed in the Museum of Sarakatsani of Evros. The Museum is located in Aisymi on a land, granted by the Municipality to the Association. The original form of the museum has changed, as its ...
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First owners of the building were the tobacco tradesmen Athanasios and Pantelis Kougioumtzoglou who used the plans they brought with them from Russia before 1860. Today those plans and designs are kept in the Letters and Arts Center of the city. One of the buildings was donated to the Center in 1968, while the second one was bought in 1976. Today it houses the Folk Art Museum. The two ...
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The exhibition includes objects found in the ancient city and its cemeteries and covers the period from the 7th century BC till the 12th century AD. Its main objective is educational. Displayed mainly the everyday lives of ancient people of Avdira through the objects used by ordinary people in their daily occupations. The exhibition is structured thematically. Each section includes items...
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The Silk Museum is a living thematical museum production and processing of silk in the city of Soufli. Original exhibits combined with modern technology, leading the visitor step by step on a journey as unique as the same silk. As part of the Museum are special tours, in landscaped areas, at organized groups and schools. Visitors can get a taste of the stage of silk production through ...
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The museum was inaugurated in 2008. It is housed in the basement of the “Cappadocian Hestia”, the cultural center of the Cappadocian Association of Evros "Treis Hierarches", which has the oversight of the museum. The design, construction and exhibition of objects made with a representational way to convey to visitors the atmosphere of the life in the villages of Cappadocia. The ...
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The original collection that formed the core of the museum began to be accumulated by teachers of the region in 1965 at the 2nd Primary School of Didymoteicho, to rescue the folklore heritage of the region. In 1973 the "Cultural Association Folk Museum of Didymoteicho" was founded and the material was transferred to the neoclassical building of Hatzirvassanis, where until now has housed ...
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The Municipal Museum of Polygnotos Vagi works in Potamia of Thassos by August 1981 and is dedicated to the life and works of sculptor Polygnotos Vagi, who came from there. Housed in a two storey stone building in the center of the village, which used to be a primary school. The collection includes 98 sculptures of Vagi, 25 of which are very small and 15 paintings by the same artist. The ...
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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 Museum of Traditional costume founded in 2009 is housed in a restored traditional building beautiful architecture with neoclassical decoration, which housed the Lyceum of Greek Women Xanthi, Annex Athens. Exhibits are the property of the foundation, gained in 34 years of its establishment. The purpose of the museum is to show and promote the rich Greek costume, with emphasis on that ...
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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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The Tobacco Museum of Kavala is a thematic museum, which includes objects and archival material for the cultivation and production of tobacco, its rural and commercial processing, industrial tobacco products and exhibition samples. The uniqueness of the Tobacco Museum is not only that contains and exposes the commercial processing of oriental tobacco (not in any other museum in the ...
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The museum and Historical Promotin "Gregory of Afxentiou" housed in a building that marries the Cyprus with the Thracian pace and located in the village Afxentiou. The purpose of the museum is attributable minimum tribute to the fighter of EOKA, Gregory Afxentiou, the emergence of the region, but also the contact for young people with history, folklore and tradition of the regions of ...
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The Silk Museum details the phases of sericulture and silk industry. Operated by the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation and is housed in a neoclassical building of 1886, the mansion Kourtidi, located in downtown Soufliou which was renovated and opened in September 2008. In the museum you have the opportunity to learn the history of natural silk route from China to Europe. It also ...
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The Nautical Museum of Kavala was created in 2005 with the aim of preserving the maritime cultural heritage. Currently is underway the creation of space that will house the Maritime Museum. Nevertheless, members of the Museum are being active by visiting schools, participating in the naval week with nautical exhibits and their participation in international conferences. Read more about ...
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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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The Ethnological Museum of Thrace was established to preserve historical memory in the wider geographical region of Thrace. Housed in a stone mansion built in 1899, in Alexandroupolis, on 14 May 63 avenue. Operating since October 2002 and is a self-funded project. Sponsored in part by the Niarchos Foundation and the Ministry of Culture. The Ethnological Museum of Thrace is a living place...
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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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Inside the castle, former residence of Vafeiadis, the renovated building of the Greek interwar, is housed the Municipal Gallery of Didymoteicho. It was founded in 2000 to host the works of the internationally renowned painter Dimitrios Nalbandis. It was decorated internally and externally in eleven months time by the same painter, under voluntary offer to its hometown and the memory of ...
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The Folklore Museum of Limenaria of Thasos began to operate in 1993, with responsibility of the Limenaria Cultural Association, "The Castle". It is housed in the former Community store in the center of the village, and in its collection it includes household items and clothing (embroidery, textiles, clothing, stoves, loom and auxiliary tools, paraphernalia coffee, etc.), professional ...
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The building that will house the Tobacco Museum of Xanthi is owned by the Regional Unit of East Macedonia and Thrace and since 1992 has been declared as a work of art and a historical monument. In April 2001 it was destroyed by arson, but after the efforts of Xanthi prefecture the restoration of the building was proceeded and the first phase was successfully completed. Then it began a ...
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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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The Archaeological Museum in the port of Thassos, is a small but well organized museum that takes you step - step in the long history of the island. Significant findings from the Paleolithic to the Byzantine age, with great care narrate one of the most important civilizations in the Aegean. Upon entering the museum, you will be impressed by the tall Kouros, intended for the sanctuary of ...
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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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In the city center, on a land granted by the municipality of Didymoteicho, there is the Byzantine Museum. Its construction was completed in March 2009 and its permanent exhibition is currently being organized. In its halls, it will accommodate archaeological finds from all the region around Didymoteicho, but also from all Thrace, covering the years of the Roman occupation in the region ...
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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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In the village of Petrota that owes its name to the rich rocks of that area and the exceptional craftsmen who lived there previously, there is the Mineral Museum. It is housed in one of the last preserving traditional buildings, in the restorated mill of the village, a pre-industrial building, whose construction phases started in the early of the 20th century. The layout and mineral rock...
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The Military Museum od Didymoteicho was founded in 2000 and is housed in a traditional building provided by the Municipality Didymoteicho. To go to the Museum, you will follow the National Road Alexandroupoli-Orestiada. Daily (except Mondays) from 9:00 a.m to 14:00 p.m, Wednesday from 18:00 p.m to 20:00 p.m and Sunday from 11:00 a.m to 14:00 p.m.The Museum has WC, private parking for ...
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In a distance of about 2 mm east of the city of Alexandroupoli, in Platanotopos of the stream Maistrou is the Museum of Natural History. This is a modern and well equipped building, area 538 square meters fully harmonized with the natural environment. The main purpose of the Natural History Museum of Alexandroupolis is to promote biodiversity in all its levels (genetic, species, ...
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At Kipia Eleftheroupolis opened its doors to the Wax Museum of Theodore Kokkinidi. The greatest figures of Greece and abroad gathered in the same place. Alice Vouyiouklaki, Constantine Karamanlis, Maria Callas, Andreas Papandreou, Madonna, Michael Jackson and other prominent figures. Visit the museum and find yourself face to face with celebrities that have marked their era through ...
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The history of the Museum of Kavala, together with that of the Archaelogical Service in the region, starts in 1934 with the allocation of the first curator of Antiquities G. Bakalakis in Kavala, who later became a professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He formed the first archaelogical collection in Kavala which was accomodated at first in the basement of the Courthouse ...
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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 history of the Folklore museum of Vissa starts in the decade of 70s, when teachers and professors who teach in community of Vissa with motivate their love for tradition, began collecting folklore stuff in three elementary schools in New Vissa, thus creating an enviable collection. The collection includes objects from the rural occupations of the residents, household utensils, tools,...
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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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The museum has four rooms and an atrium and houses:- Room A: the reconstructed architectural parts from the buildings of the sanctuary, - Room B: restored architectural parts, sculptures and coins found in the sanctuary, - Room C: sculpture, miniature objects, and pottery from the sanctuary and the ancient city, - Room D: finds from the cemeteries, - Atrium: collection of ...
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The house of shadow was made to accommodate shadow artworks. It consists of the workshop – gift shop and the exhibition. In the convention hall you can you can see sculptures made from trash, which when appropriately light, they produce recognizable shadow forms. The philosophy of these works of art approaches the diverse point of views, which you can interpret the objects, the ...
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Archeological Sites

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The towers and the medieval fortifications of Samothrace are among the greatest examples of fortress architecture of the late Byzantine period in Greece. They were built by the Genoese family from Gattilussi, who dominated the island in the 15th century, after the Fourth Crusade, in order to protect it from enemy pirates, Turks and Venetians. Today only three distinctive parts of these ...
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Archaeological site of Avdira, in the cape of Bouloustra includes the northern and southern precincts, the acropolis of the ancient city and its cemeteries, extending mainly to the NW, N and NE, dating from the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods. Place in the northern precinct preserved sections of the wall and one room buildings prior Clazomenia city of Asia Minor, 7th century ...
Fisilti Hamami
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Didymoticho
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The Bath of Fisilti (or Fisilti Hamami) are located in the southern part of the city, next to the banks of River Erythropotamos. It is a monument of unique value, as it"s probably the earliest surviving Ottoman bath in southeastern Europe. The baths are divided into three parts, with the changing rooms to be housed by an impressive perforated dome, in a warm and cozy apartment section. ...
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The castle of Kavala is at the top of the peninsula where the old city is built. During Byzantine times and after them successive reconstructions and interventions in the fortification by the Byzantines, Venetians and Turks, have been done. The castle (citadel) in its present form, was built in the first quarter of the 15th century, based on Byzantine foundations. In its external theater...
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At the basement of the municipal refreshment of Spileo, at the "Koryfi" (“Top”) area, in a beautiful natural environment, with the view of the plains of Arda and Adrianoupoli, there is the archaeological educational exhibition of Spileo. In a space that was remodeled, after a museological study, with new design and proper lighting, the visitor can see a photographic exhibition of ...
Ancient Traianoupoli
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Traianoupoli
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Approximately on the 15th km of the old National Road, we find the ruins of Ancient Traianoupolis. The city was founded by the Emperor Trajan in the 2nd century AD. In the city, there was concentrated a large Greek population from the surrounding areas and was an important administrative, military and ecclesiastical center of Thrace until the mid of the 14th century. In the ancient town ...
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The Market of ancient Thasos (Limenas) was a focal point of the homonymous city and the area where the most important buildings of the administrative and commercial life were assembled. On the north side of the market there were administrative buildings, and the southeast side of the square was covered by a Doric portico opened via four entrances and windows to a pillared, covered ...
Castle in Pythion
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Didymoticho
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The Castle in Pythio (of the Byzantine Empythio) is located 16 km north of Didymoteicho, near the railway bridge, which enters from the Greek to the Turkish ground. It was built from 1331 to 1341 by Ioannis Kantakouzenos VI, who used it to control the crossings from the valley of the Evros river. Back then, this great river was navigable almost until Filipoypoli and it was the main ...
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Traianopolis was founded in the early 2nd century AD by the Emperor Trajanos, near Egnatia Odos Street, the site of an earlier settlement. At that time, the Emperor was heading to Dacia to conquer it, but at the same time he wanted to create forts and to install veterans soldiers as guardians. He founded schools, libraries, baths, bridges and other charitable projects. Part of this ...
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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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Messemvria-Zone, a colony of Samothraki the late 7th century BC, initially served the needs of the diocese in agricultural products and commercial communication with the Thracian tribes of the hinterland. But the original rural character passed almost early - in the 6th century B.C. - in a second place, as well as trading and maritime movement of goods proved to be very safe and ...
Akontisma
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N. Karvali
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During the Roman Empire, the "Akontisma" it was a station and fort of the Egnatia Highway. Probably in Byzantine times it exists outside the fortress a small hamlet of the same name. In times of Ottoman rule on the same hill, we find a small village called Trirpinti Tsinaar. The village was bombed and nearly destroyed by the Bulgarians during the First World War. The refugees from ...
Anaktoropolis
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N. Peramos
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Located in the area of New Peramos, built on the place of ancient Oisymi. Anaktoropolis (New Peramos) has fortified enclosure that occupies the top and a portion of the slope leading down towards the sea, showing an orientation of the castle to it. Is reinforced with four-sided, polygonal and circular towers. Two gates opened on both sides and saw the land and a harbor side. Masonry ...
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The circular tower of Thimonia is located in SE. part of the Thasos island, a short distance from Aliki and the coastal dentate of Shidia village. It is the largest tower in the island, it is situated on the top of a limestone hill, and it seems to dominate the surrounding fertile plain. Until today, no excavations have taken place in the tower, but the impressive number of architectural...
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The burial mound of Thirea islocated in the 8th kilometer of national road of Didymoteicho - Orestiada between Thireas and Asimenio villages. This is one of the largest mounds in the northern Evros with diameter of 47.5 meters and a height of 10 meters. During excavations was revealed the skeleton of a horse and various parts of the harness. Next to the horse a bronze vessel, an iron ...
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The hill of Agia Petra in south-eastern side of Didymoteicho has been largely associated with the Roman Plotinopoli. The city was founded by the Roman emperor Trajan, named in honor of his wife Plotina. This hill, in a strategic position, attracted the archaeological interest before the Second World War. In 1965, during the construction of a trench by soldiers was found a hammered gold ...
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It is stands out with his height and the contemplation offered to the sea. It was built on the spot where Thasians settlers had built the city of Apollonia, the current district municipality of Eleftheres, probably dates back to Palaiologeian years. It has two vaunted floors, surrounded by a small quadrilateral fortification wall and other buildings.Service Unit: 12th Ephorate 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 ...
Tsepel Kagia Hill
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Alexadroupoli
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In Hill Tsepel Kayan, now called Mytero or Monastery Hill, 4 km north from the village of Avantas to Aisymi, there are rocks carved in the shape of chairs and tables, as well as murals depicting constellations. Ruins and traces of buildings have been discovered, that it is probable to be a place of worship of the Kikonon tribe of the ancient Thracians. The climb up to the hill, is easy ...
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The castle is located in the village of Myrtousa, 18km from Stavroupoli. It was built at around 340 BC and 614m on a hill to control the surrounding area. In the Byzantine era in the castle were settled troops of Vasileios Voulgaroktonou, Alexios Komnenos, and other emperors of Byzantium. Today only ruins remains. The area is accessible only with a four-wheel drive vehicle....
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The castle Frourio is on top of the hill Kales (Castle) in an altitude of 627 m, 4 km SE of the abandoned village Kalivas. The location is strategic because a large part of the valley of Nestos is controlled. There is also a visual contact with other forts in the nearby area. It was manufactured by Philip B "of Macedonia around 340 BC in the position of the earlier Thracian establishment...
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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 Byzantine township of Polystylon occupies the acropolis of the ancient city of Abdera. Its defences, approximately 800 metres long, follow more or less the contours of the hill. Built on bedrock and, at places, over the Classical defences, their width varies from 2.40 to 3.50 metres, depending on whether the wall is single (north and south sides) or double (northwest side). Several ...
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Approaching the bridge over the river Nestos, between the villages of Toxotes and Paradeisos, 14 km west of Xanthi, are located the ruins of the ancient city of Topeiros. It was a small settlement of classical and Hellenistic times, it’s situated on a hill northwest of the village of New Amissos. By the River Nestos, south and southwest of the village Toxotes, were identified Thracian ...
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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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In town of ancient Thasos (Limenas), in the modern village of Port, monuments and assemblies are preserved. The market, a public square enclosed by arcades, is the most important archaeological monument of the city of Thasos. Northwest of thw Market is the temple of Artemis, and the hill of the citadel, surrounded by majestic terraces and walls were installed thei ancestral holy Patron ...
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To the east of Paleochora, in the municipality of Pangaio of Kavala, at the top of one of the mountains of the legendary Pangaio mountain, there are the ruins of a castle, which is directly connected with the history and tradition of the region. It is the castle of Palaiochori, which for centuries is known as "the Castle of Alexander"" or ""Vranokastro." The castle was originally built ...
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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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The peninsula of Alyki is located on the southeastern side of Thassos, 32km from the port. On both sides of the peninsula, there are formed two natural creeks that were used as ports from ancient times. At the edge and across the Southeast side of the peninsula lies the ancient marble quarry which operated throughout antiquity until the Byzantine period. The ongoing activity had as a ...
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The castle of Didymoticho, or as it is called by locals "Kale", dominates a rocky hill 107m., on the left shore of Erythropotamos. The district saves traces of human presence from pre-historic times. The castle is protected by a wall total length of approximately 1800m., which regularly strengthened by round and rectangular towers, twenty-four in total, which date from the early ...
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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 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 relief is carved on a large rock near Thermes village and dates to the end of the 2nd or the beginning of the 3rd century A.D. In the centre of the frame, which symbolizes a cave, Mithras is depicted sacrificing the bull. To his left and right stand the god's retinue, Cautes and Cautopates. Mithras was the god of the sun and had Iranian origins.Operating hours:The monument can be ...
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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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The fortress is located at the top of most traditional district of the city of Kavalas in the top of peninsula of Panagia or Old City as it is known, where the view is breathtaking. It attracts thousands of visitors every year and is one of the major attractions of the area. Well maintained and full of "secrets" and interesting point’s draws the attention of historians, archaeologists,...
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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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On the north side of the island, in Paleopolis near Archaeological Museum is the archaeological site of Paleopolis. It is remarkable and very important archaeological site since at this point took place the famous Kaviria Mysteries. The religious and public buildings are those where, mainly, preserved in ruins till today. The first excavations at the Sanctuary Area, dating from 1863. ...
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At the beginning of the 2nd century AD, four members of a rich landowning family, (who died over a period of time), were cremated and buried at the same location, close to the road which led from Hadrianopolis to Philippoupolis. At this site a large tumulus was gradually constructed to keep the memory of the dead alive through the centuries. The area today is part of the municipality of ...
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The castle or fortr of Gkimprena (walls and half-ruined churches) with an altitude of 600 meters, is a major untapped archaeological site. Currently at the top of the powerful ruined walls, half-ruined buildings and churches are kept. The place is strewn with handmade pottery with decorative branches. In Giatsios area there is an untapped Hellenistic Tomb with jars....
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The Byzantine castle of Xantheias, at the north of the present town, on top of the hill, which controls the passage to the mainland. Dating from the 12th A.D. century and has shape an irregular trapezoid with the citadel on the top of the hill. Saved a lot of walls, towers, arched small gates and and vaulted cisterns....
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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...
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At the top of the hill at a height of 137 meters, above the ancient market is the citadel. Citadel was fortified with marble walls and was the last defense in an emergency. The wall of the citadel was constructed in the Archaic period. However at various times, was repaired and strengthened. Walking beside it, easily discern the different phases.Service Unit: 18th Ephorate of Prehistoric...
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The tomb of Stavroupolis is the largest, best preserved and most impressive Macedonian tomb of Thrace. Located south of the city, in a short distance from the road that leads to Komnina. Based on architectural form and the few findings that were within the , dating from the first half of the 2nd century BC. Likely to be associated with a settlement, located 500 meters south, in position ...
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Located near the abandoned village today, north of Upper Ionic and is one of the most important archaeological sites of Thrace. It dates from the Hellenistic period and particularly during the reign of Philip II in 340 b.C. Fortress built on the hilltop 627 meters.It has a strategic position because it controls the valley of Nestos. The community Ionic is located in the Municipality of ...
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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 by Suleiman the Magnificent. According to reports, the ultimate recipient of the aqueduct was the Castle. Initially, the water passed through clay pipes, which were placed inside the Byzantine wall, and reached to the base of...
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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 ...
Therma
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Samothrace
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One of the most visited villages where one can enjoy a hot path in the sanative springs, visit the church of Christ, hike to the Gria Vathra and bathe in the cool podium, but also on terraces of Paradisos . In Therma there is also a beach and two municipal campsites. From here starts the E6 European hiking trail that leads to the Feggari, the peak of the mountain Saos. Therma attract the...
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The total area of the district is approximately 100 hectares. The number of properties is 260 with a total area of approximately 58 hectares and an average surface properties on the 220 sq. km. m As regards the origin of the word Samakov, there are three interpretations supported by several researchers. One version is that the word comes from the Saxon word “samakovi”, as the Saxons ...
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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 ...
Kamariotissa
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Samothrace
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The port of Samothraki is in Kamariotisa. Here you can visit the lake of Saint Andrew, the Church of Kamariotisa where there is the image of Holy Mary of Kamariotisa. Also, you can purchase traditional products (sweet praousti traditional chaslama, handmade soaps, honey, wine, hooch, olive oil, olives crushed or push lock, homemade liqueurs, noodles, trahana local teas and herbs) and ...
Orestiada
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Orestiada
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The New Orestiada is the second most populous city in the prefecture of Evros and is in the north, 155 km from Alexandroupoli. It is a modern city that is constantly evolving, is indeed the newest city in Greece, having been founded at the beginning of the 1920s by refugees of the old city located in Edirne. Around the square of Orestiada beats the heart of the city, day and night. A ...
Makri
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Makri
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Makri is a charming tourist resort. It has been inhabited since the ancient times and part of the settlement still retains its quaint, traditional character, while there are also the ruins of the Byzantine forts. The settlement is crosseed by a stream, which powered 12 mills in the 17th century. The road that descends from the square, passes near the ruins of an ancient Byzantine church,...
Genisea
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Genisea
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This significant settlement in the Ottoman period, the center of the Muslims of the region, declined after the 18th century to the extent that today only two mosques resemble its former glory. Besides the Turkish administrative center, Genisea evolved and developed into a well-known tobacco production center, and the famous tobacco of Xanthi was advertised in Istanbul market as Genisea ...
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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Porto Lagos is a quaint fishing village 26 km from Xanthi. It has a port that serves the trade of Xanthi’s Prefecture, with the capacity of many fishing boats (both of professionals and amateurs). The grove and the lake Vistonida is declared a wetland of particular importance, creating an impressive atmosphere that cause the visitor"s interest. Adjacent to Porto Lagos, one can visit ...
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The settlement is situated about 40 km from the city of Xanthi in a mountainous terrain. It has about 1200 inhabitants, whose main occupation is agriculture activities and livestock. Thermes is known for its Thermal Springs....
Prophet Elias
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Samothrace
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The Prophet Elias is a must in order to taste the famous lamb spit Samothrace, while in the chapel of Prophet Elias you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets. Also, you can combine it with a trip earlier in the waterfall of Xiropotamos....
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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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Stavropoli is the administrative center of the municipality. Is a town beside the River Nestos, 28km from the city of Xanthi. It had been the centre of tobacco cultivation until the 60s. Nowadays it maintains the signs of the economic prosperity of the past, at its urbanization and its buildings. The town is particularly interesting from an architectural point of view, with many old ...
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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 ...
Kazavitia
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Thassos
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Kazavitia, is perhaps the most picturesque villages of Thassos. With this name we now call the Little and Big Prinos, two beautiful and traditional mountain-villages at a height of 350 meters. The nature in this region is very generous and homes were preserved up today are of Macedonian architecture. Today, somebody can visit Kazavitia and admire what is left of the schools, old mansions...
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...
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
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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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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...
Metaxades
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Didymoticho
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Next to the Greek-Bulgarian borders lies the quaint village of Metaxades. Most of the village’s houses are an example of a unique and rare architecture. Classic and elaborate, the houses are built with the local stone and timber, which are carved on hand until today, making the village one of the prettiest of the Prefecture. The use of stone, both as an outdoor decorative and an ...
Pythio
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Didymoticho
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The village Pythion is located 16 km northeast of Didymoteicho, next to the river Evros and in the Byzantine times was called Empythion. There it has been reserved almost intact one of the finest Byzantine architectural creations that was served as a resort of the Byzantine emperor Ioanni Katakousinos. Also, the train station of the village was an important focal point, as it was ...
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In Traianoupolis, near the town founded by Emperor Trajan is located the village Baths, which is famous for its thermal baths. The Baths are located 16 km northeast of Alexandroupolis. The ruins of ancient Traianoupolis rescued off the current settlement of Baths. A hostel, the building of hot baths "Hannah" and adjacent domed buildings carry their history through the centuries. Today, ...
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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 the foot of Mountain Saos, on the ruins of the medieval castle of Gatelouzi. It is a traditional village that preserves its quainty character. In the village’s square, called Efkas, the Ottoman soldiers killed all the men of ...
Xiropotamos
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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...
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...
Akontisma
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N. Karvali
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The Tekes of Segit Ali Sultan, known also as Tekes of Kizil Deli or Tekes of Roussa is located 3 km outside the village Roussa (Turkish: Ruşenler, Rousenler), inhabited mostly by Pomaks. It is an Ottoman Tekes, meaning a meeting point of Dervishes (specific guild of Bektasidon) which has been restored and operats until today. Indeed, it is one of the only two operating “tekedes” in ...
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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 ...
Kasaba Mosque
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Genisea
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The Kasaba Mosque is located near the central square of Genisea behind the Mustafa Pasha mosque (Admiral in time of Murad IV) and is dated to 15-16 century. In this large mosque Kasaba Mosque or Tsarsi, elements of folk architecture and art remind the architecture of tobacco warehouses. Its spacious interior, the mihrab, is built from local stone with relief decoration, while the same ...
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The mosque is located in the Old City, in the present district of the Acropolis or Achrian Mahallesi (Ahrian Mahalle). The mosque is a single aisle space and it was built with stones and wooden frames. The minaret is located on the southwestern edge of the building and the balcony is based on two annular surfaces supported by serrated corbels. The mosque contains the original building ...
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The mosque is located at the intersection of the roads Skiathos and the 9th Merarxeias, in the old quarter Sunneh Mahallesi, and it’s part of a larger building complex. The mosque is a quadrangular building with overhead loft. The mihrab is simple and is decorated with baroque elements of Orientalist conception. The mimper also has simple decoration. There is interest in the ...
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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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In the central square of Didymoticho, on the base of the hill, where lies the Byzantine Didymoticho, stands the so-called Bayezid mosque, one of the most majestically Ottoman mosques in Greece. Founded on the road leading to the main gate of the castle was the center of gravity of the ottoman city that grew out of it. According to traditions dating back to the era of the Turkish traveler...
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The mosque is located in the district of “Asia” (Asa Mahalle), on Skra street, no.20. The monument is a square building, with pitched roof. The prayer room is a spacious hall whose the roof is based on two rows of wooden columns. The minaret is probably an earlier structure. The front is very interesting because it has significant similarities with buildings of secular architecture ...
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It was named after the tree which is located at the entrance. The founder of the mosque was a man named Çıplak Hüseyin Ağa. He built the mosque and spent his fortune in that, back in the Egeira year 1189 (= 1775). The mosque consists of two spaces: The main building and a second space which has a “left gamma” shape and that makes it look like the Yeni Mosque of Komotini. The ...
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The mosque is located in the boundaries of the district Mouchatzir (Asa Mahalle), on Doiranis street and consists of the mosque and the house of the Imam. The mosque is also called “Mouchatzir tzami”. This is a Muslim-refugee from Bulgaria- district, who fled in Xanthi during the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878 year. It is a quadrangular stone building of distances : 12*10m. The ...

Monuments

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The complex Halil Bey includes the homonymous mosque of the 16th century, built on the foundations of an early Christian basilica, and the madrassa (sacred teaching). The 8 rooms of madrassa preserved in good condition. In the early of 20th century, was housed a girls" primary education here. In the mosque and madrassa settled refugee families after the Asia Minor disaster. In the decade...
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The municipal art gallery located in the corner Orpheus and Pindar. In a beautiful old mansion of the family Kalevra, where located in the Old Town of Xanthi, houses the Municipal Gallery. Mixing Ipirus and Macedonian architecture. Of particular interest appears the wooden ceilings.The Gallery hosts 52 paintings and two sculptures that adorn the halls of the permanent collection. And the...
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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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As a tribute to the Cypriot Struggle, the Municipality Abdera provided a place to the Association of Cypriot of Xanthi, which created the "Grove of the Missing." The creation of this memorial was and is the creation of collective memory space, tribute to the dead and the missing, as well as a space of leisure time for its residents. For the reasons of symbolism, trees was planted to ...
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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....
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It’s located at the entrance of the town of Feres. This imposing building was built in the 12th century with flint and brick in the horizontal joints, by Isaac Comnenus and it is an excellent example of the architecture of that time. Two majestic arches of hewn stone are rising to a height of five meters and an opening of seven meters....
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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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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 Castle is the oldest settlement on the island an is located 12klm. northeast of Limenaria and at 500m altitude. The name was taken from the ruins of the castle there, the wall of which was built in 1403. Since 1905 it started to be deserted, when the inhabitants were transferred to coastal villages. In recent years the houses were repaired by their owners and are used as holiday ...
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The impressive "Palataki," dominates the rocky cape where it stands just at the end of Limenaria harbor. It is a two-storied building, rectangular, with two little towers on its narrow facets. As a vivid example of eclectic architecture, it is characterized by a strict geometry and influenced from central European adherents. It was built between 1903 and 1904 to house the administration ...
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On the outskirts of Xanthi, preserved in good condition warehouses of tobacco, examples of architecture of industrial buildings and navel of economic prosperity of the city during the late 19th century. One of them house the Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition, where founded in 1997. Exhibitions, lectures, seminars and courses from scientists and artists operates. The area of ...
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Alexandroupolis is the capital of the prefecture of Evros and one of the most important ports and trade of northeastern Greece. The symbol of the city and the starting point of the visitors, is the French architecture Lighthouse of Alexandroupolis, which overlooks the road along the coast. The lighthouse is composed of a cylindrical tower with a wide base, from assembled stones, on top ...
Imaret
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Kavala
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Imaret, is a big band of the last Ottoman period, a classic example of Islamic architecture, it located on the west side of the peninsula of Panagia (old city). It is one of the last builtings in the period and the only one survived almost intact. Its biggest part, was built between 1817-1821 by the founder of the last Egyptian dynasty, Mehmet Ali. For sentimental reasons, the vali of ...
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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 known as the garrison headquarter of Xanthi, is located in the Old Town of Xanthi and is described as a piece of art and as a historical monument. In the cultural center Manos Hadjidakis the following sectors will be integrated : intellectual and artistic creation , art competitions, music groups, radio station, creative workshops for children, productive publications and ...
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In the Old Town Square there is the home in which Mehmet Ali, the founder of the last Egyptian dynasty, was born. This beautiful Macedonian architecture house is considered as Wakf property of the Egyptian state. The "Konak" Mehmet Ali consist of two parts, the ground and first floor. In the center of the square a equestrian statue in honor of the Sultan of Egypt, was erected in 1934 ...
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Another neoclassical building in the city of Alexandroupoli, which is a benchmark, is the Educational Academy of Zarifios, which for more than half a century was the only senior spiritual institution throughout the Western Thrace. It was built in 1923 and until 1934 served as School. Until 1968 it had worked as a Educational Academy and now houses the city"s primary schools....
Tarsanas
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Thassos
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In the harbor of Skala Potamias, you will find a quaint stone building, known as “Tarsana”. The boatyard was a fishing shelter the monks of Mount Athos and it now hosts cultural events. www.thassos-view.com...
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This is a family factory which produce olive oil for four generations. When it started to operate in 1915, oil production was based entirely on the mill and the water that was initiating the mill, was transported from the three sources of the village. Water rotated the mill and the energy that was produced, was transferred to the machinery for the production of olive oil. The watermill ...
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The Municipal Tobacco Warehouse (Municipal Tobacco Warehouse - Exhibition Hall) was built in the first decades of the 20th century as a tobacco warehouse by the Turkish tobacco merchant Kizhi Mimin. The building is an example of Ottoman neoclassicism, with a strong influence of the neo-classical European architecture. Today, the renovated building belongs to the Municipality of Kavala ...
Metropolis Square
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Alexadroupoli
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The Mitropolis Square is another space of historical reference in the city of Alexandroupolis. The urban fabric around the square is characteristic example the architecture in the late of the 19th century, with neoclassical influences. It includes: - The Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, founded in 1901.- The Leontarideio male School of Dedeagatch, built in 1909 and donated by the merchant ...
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Going up the narrow alleyways of the traditional settlement of Avdira, which lies on the north side of the village over the imposing square, we find the impressive mansions with distinctive architecture and unique historical value. Attribute all houses are well preserved traditional stone oven not lacking in the yard even inferior families and sealed with the importance of the daily life...
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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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A large number of interesting neoclassical buildings of great importance can be found in large cities of Greece, the architecture of mosques, and specific neighborhoods in cities (the warehouses, the old city of Xanthi, huts of Sarakatsans, etc.). Monuments which are not very prominent and widely known are the following: • The preserved old town, on the hillside of the castle, with ...
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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 district of Panagia, residential since the 7th century, is the original historic core of the city of Kavala. On this rocky promontory the city with the three names (Neapolis, Christoupolis, Kavala) was founded and crossed the centuries of history. Its story is largely the same story of Kavala. The constant habitation, together with the lack of space, not allowed to keep more than ...
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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 ...
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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. ...

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It is located at the borders of Kavala and Xanthi prefectures, south of the town of Stavroupoli, with area of 2,380 hectares. It is one of the most beautiful landscapes of Greece with great ecological interest. The visitors can see the plurality of rare plants such as the agriopaschalia, champerlea, red peony and ramnis of Rhodope. At the same time, the region is rich in fauna, with ...
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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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In the Rhodope Mountains, on the border with Bulgaria, there is the Drimos Forest, also known as Chaidou. The forest Chaidou is an earthly paradise with huge centennial beech of over 30 meters height. Apart from the beech forest there is also a large variety of vegetation that grows in the mountains of Rhodope, such as pines, firs, spruces and yellow lilies. It is also a habitat of ...
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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 ...

Natura/Ramsar

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Το Δίκτυο NATURA είναι ένα ευρύ Ευρωπαϊκό Δίκτυο προστατευόμενων φυσικών περιοχών για είδη χλωρίδας, πανίδας, πτηνών και οικοτόπων. Η κάθε προστατευόμενη περιοχή μας, έχει τη δική της χαρακτηριστική βλάστηση, κλίμα ...
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In Xanthi there are the following Natura regions: Mount Chaidou - Koula and the surrounding peaks, with an area of 3,488 hectares, the straits of Nestos river with an area of 8.752 hectares and the aesthetic forest of the river (Nestos) with an area of 2,335 hectares. Nestos is still the “pride” of the northeastern Greece because of the ecological value and the rareness and beauty of...
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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 ...
Strait of Nestos
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Stavroupoli
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Nestos remains until today the pride of the northeastern Greece for his ecological value, the rare and beautiful natural environment. The forest - aquatic ecosystem of the river is of international importance, it consists a national park, it’s protected by the international Ramsar Convention and is a part of the Natura 2000network. The 140 km of the river flowing in the Greek ...
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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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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,...
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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 ...

Hotsprings

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The Baths of Sanative Springs of Eleftheres are an area of unique natural beauty, located 45 km west of Kavala city in the coastal highway to Thessaloniki, in a strategic location with easy access, closed to: - two airports: Thessaloniki and Kavala - very close to the junction of the Egnatia Highway, the Strumona river Delta. The baths Liberty is a cutting edge investment, as it can ...
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The Sanative spring of Psarotherma is located in the northern part of the island, at an altitude of 60 meters on the hill of Psarotherma. In Samothrace the thermal waters, the natural environment, and the climate combine ideally to the triptych-thermalism-Ecology-Culture. In the space gush five spas, characterized as superheated, as the water temperature ranges from 30 to 100 ° C, the ...
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The Sanative Springs are located in the mountainous region of Xanthi prefecture, just 42 km from the city of Xanthi. The geothermal field that exists in the region creates hot springs with beneficial properties. In the valley of Kato Thermes and Loutra Thermes, the water temperature ranges from 18° C and 53° C, while only in the baths the temperature is between 38° C and 53° C. The ...
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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 ...
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The Pilotherapeftirio of Krinides is very near the Baptistery of Saint Lydia and is considered one of the most important Mud baths in Greece. The venue, with which the man cares for his health using therapeutic clay and thermal spring water, is dated tens of thousands of years ago, so today is a "sustainable laboratory of nature" that with admirable precision makes this valuable for our ...
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The Sanative Spring in Potamia (New Kessani) are located at the 20th km of the highway Xanthi - Komotini, in the municipality of Abdera, and operate from June to October. It is known for the treatment of chronic rheumatic diseases, gynecological diseases, neuralgia, neuritis, allergic dermatoses. In their facilities are included private spa baths, group bathtubs, hotels and a restaurant....
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The Sanative Springs of Traianoupolis are thermometalic, chlorine and hydrogen sulfide radiouches. Services of enriched spas are provided, accommodation in a clean environment and in harmony with nature throughout the year. You will find other facilities such as individual baths, hot tub, and you can make drinking cures. The drinking cures water sources of Traianoupolis is indicated for:...

Mountains

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Samothrace offers various hiking possibilities. Indicatively: Mountain Saos, peak Moon. From the village of Therma, and in a short distance, the path begins and leads to the highest point of Mount Saos, in the peak Moon (1,624 m). According to Homer in this mountain the god Neptune have been sitting so as to monitor the Trojan war. The route to the peak passes through an initially ...
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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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Pangaio Mountain is known, from the ancient years, for its rich natural resources: minerals, forest wealth and rare natural beauty. It is located in the west side of the Kavala prefecture, at the boundaries of the Prefecture of Serres. The forest have a total area of 11,239.50 hectares and consists of 5,121.80 hectares of beech, 1,955.92 hectares of mixed stands of beech - oak - chestnut...
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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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This forest is a very important habitat. The importance lies in the fact that here there are found countless species of flora of the area but mainly because here, very rare raptor species find a shelter. The Dadia Forest in 2003 was named National Park, where the varied landscape and flora make up a charming landscape on the slopes of mountains that reach 1000 meters in altitude. The ...
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At the end of the Eastern Rhodopes is located the famous Dadia forest, in which is maintained one of the foremost breeding raptors. Insects, reptiles and small animals of the forest constitute the food of birds, as well as the objects of observation for the visitor who may be encountered in a landscape of exceptional beauty. - The Saos mountain on the island of Samothrace, with the peak ...
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The Recreation Area of Katratzidis is located in Dadia forest in a beautiful location, west of the observatory. It offers a shelter, a refreshment area, an outdoor dining area and a soccer field. There you can also observe the fossilized tree trunks which are dated over 20 million years old....
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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Morphological details of the basilica, architectural and other, allow us to put the construction of the church in the mid 10th century. It seems to operate as an episcopal church, honored, according to local tradition, on the name of Saint George, at least until the late Byzantine years. After the destruction of the mid-12th century, it seems to get founded on the southeastern edge of ...
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The Nunnery of Archangelos Michael is the greatest and most famous monastery of Thassos and is an important pilgrimage. It is built on the edge of a cliff near the village of Theologos and the view of the Aegean is really fascinating, giving the visitor the feeling of being suspended. In this position, ascetic Loukas, obeying the command of Archangel Michael, built in 1110 AD small ...
Kalogeriko
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Thassos
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The "Kalogeriko" as it prevailed eventually to be called by locals, is the monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos, which was built in the second half of the 19th century and has a dominant position in the center of the ancient port of Thassos. The building is now fully renovated and is home to numerous halls of artistic and cultural events such as exhibitions, printmaking and photography, ...
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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 Martyrs....
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The monastery is situated north of Xanthi in a gorge that has an altitude difference of 170meters from the area the area. The name of the monastery comes from the finding of the miraculous image of Panagia inside some reeds, in the Kosynthos river area. From the place in which the monastery is built, the faithfull can admire the mountainous region of Rhodope, to the border with Bulgaria ...
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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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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 the city in a forest of pines and acacias, just below the Byzantine citadel of the city, to which it appears to be always connected. The time that the church started to operate is information still ...
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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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Just three kilometers away from Kavala, following the highway of Thessaloniki-Kavala, exactly where it is coupled with the surviving parts of the old famous Via Egnatia is located the Monastery of Saint Silas. Literally it dominates in the neck formed by the western hills, which enclose the city of Kavala from the fury of winter boron. Just from the point where the monastery stands, the ...
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A newly female communal monastery built on the southeastern massif Pangaio, 3 kilometers north of the community of Chrysokastro in the abandoned old village. The construction of the complex began in 1978 with the interest of the Metropolitan of Eleftheroupoli Ambrose, in the same place where residents of Chrysokastro built the church in 1963 dedicated to Saint Panteleimona. To catholic ...
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We have not written testimony for the first building of the Church of Holy Mary, in its current location, before 1813. Also, we do not know if this church was built as a simple chapel in the village of Maries in this position or if it was once a church dependesy which was later donated to the village. However, the certain thing is that in the west and north of this, within one to three ...
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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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Northeast of Xanthi, on the outskirts of the mountainous mass of Rhodope in an extremely wonderful position, overlooking the plain of Xanthi, just above the Samakov region, you can find the third monastery of Xanthi, Holy Mary Archangeliotissa. The monastery during the whole year including the 15th of August, becomes a place of pilgrimage for the whole population of Thrace. The ...
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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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Holy Church of St. Gregory the Theologian New Karvalis located 10 km from the city of Kavala. Honor of the St. and great Hierarch was built Temple here, which is the same architectural style, such as Gelveri of Asia Minor. The Temple is dedicated to the eminent scholar Gregorio Theologian or Nazianzus and from 1924 kept here the venerable relics of, located in golden urn. Every year the ...
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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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The Church of Saint Nicholas, was built on the foundations of the post-Christian basilica (6th c.), which was probably dedicated to Saint Mena. The former church of Saint Nicholas (1759) was destroyed on a fire in 1971 and it was restored, maintaining its remarkable architectural elements. In the churchyard there are the graves of the city"s benefactor of Phrixus Papachristidi ...
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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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The church celebrates on August 15, when, after the operation, the feast of Holy Mary, the famous Qurbani or Kloumpani, takes place, in which it is offered veal stew. The village is famous for the production of oil, and honey, flower honey and sweet walnut. It is said that the olive groves of Rachoni together with them of Prinos are the oldest on the island and many trees are older than ...
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Hooked up on the rocks on the south side of Samothrace, at the road to Pachia Ammos Beach, there is the small church of Holy Mary Krimniotissa. The access is difficult, but it is worth a visit and the view over the Aegean Sea and the island of Imbros will definitely amaze you. According to the legend, the church was built in the Byzantine iconoclastic period (730-843 AD). A religious ...
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Newly founded convent, built within 2 km west of the community of Chortokopioy on the eastern foothills of Paggeo, at an altitude of 200 m. The construction of the monastery complex was within two year period of 1978/80 with the blessings of at that time Metropolitan Eleftheroupoleos Amvrosiou. Includes enclosure, universal, dedicated to the Assumption, guest rooms, cells and bank. It ...
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The church of St. Nicholas is metochi of Athos Monastery in Vatopedi and currently works as a pilgrimage. Located on the island of the lagoon Vistonidas or Bourous, near the fishing village of Porto - Lagos. The great religious and historical value, the rich monastic heritage and the natural beauty that surrounds it in the biotope of Lake Vistonida make it attracts many pilgrims ratings....
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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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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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The monastery of Panagia Kosmosoteira (Our Lady, Saviour of the World) includes a fortress wall (with towers and a gate) and a catholicon (main church) in the type of the cross-in-square church with two columns and five domes. The iconographic decoration is a magnificent specimen of high quality painting of the School of Constantinople, dated to the 12th century. Built in the wall of the...
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Located 15 km from the city of Kavala and next to the archaeological site of Philippi. There, in the river Zygakti is the point where the Apostle Paul baptized the first Christians of Europe, Lydia. Today baptistery is open and operated marriages and baptisms. Every year in celebration of St. Lydia of Philippisias (on May 20) Cristians are baptized at the same place. Info: ...
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Inside a rocky, uneven but green area surrounding the villages Makrychori, Elafochori, Disvato & Stegno Highland of the river is still a humble workshop of prayer, true oasis in today’s era. This is the Holy Women Convent of the Transfiguration of Sotiros of Winners. It is an outpost of the Metropolis of Philippi, that the spiritual radiation dominates the entire eastern region of ...
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The initial phase of the temple should probably be placed at the end of the 17th and early 18th century. It is a small church that follows the formula of two-aisled basilica with a wooden roof. The church is a peculiar low building with porch loft and slightly elevated ground for women, separated from the main church by latticed. In the lower part of the walls are located one meter from ...
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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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The temple is located on the northwestern edge of the fortified hill in the area that had kept the name "Palio". In the Church of Saint George Palaiokastritou, where in 1341 John Kantakouzenos was crowned emperor, later Armenianst made their religion, until 1735, where the Armenian Church of Saint George is erected, the Surp Kevork. Today, from the rich material that was once in the ...
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The small church of St. Theodore is modulated inside the cave of Zonaio mountain. The surviving wall painting seems to cover several years, but especially two phases are distinguished, belonging to the 11th and 13th century, when they formed to places of worship. It is basically a cave in which the pilgrim can enter from a metal construction with ladder. In the walls of the cave, despite...
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Samothrace was the first European territory that the Apostle Paul was visited. The Pew Apostle Paul is located on the north side of Samothrace in the 7th km of road Kamariotisa-Thermes Baths. It is a semicircular colonnade built with Samothrace building art and tradition adorned by four large mosaics portraying the passage of the Apostle Paul from the island in 49 AD. In the center is ...
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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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Synthesis of mosaic 35m2 is placed in the step of Apostle Paul in the city of Kavala next to Church Agios Nikolaos, with tittle "The arrival of the Apostle Paul in Neapolis of Philippi." Apostle Paul during his tour (49-50 AD) in Asia (second phase of apostolic tour) saw a vision of a Macedonian man stand and begs him: "Come over to Macedonia and help us" (Pr.16, 9). This vision was the ...
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In 1864 the Greek Orthodox Community of Kavala acquired the right to build district outside the fort and the City's the first task was to build a church for the religious needs of believers, the church of Ioanni Baptisti, in a land that was countryside for city residents in the castle and pilgrimage dedicated to the Zoodochos Pigi.The fitted plate in the narthex, inscription...
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The Orthodox Church of the Assumption is located in the historic district of Panagia, within the walls of the peninsula, where half of the residents and families that lived during the Ottoman period were Greek Orthodox Christians. After the Asia Minor catastrophe and the exchange of population many refugees were settled in the district and today it includes mostly refugee ...
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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 ...

Wine Routes

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The bridge of Stamatis is a beautiful stone bridge near the village that probably took its name from the master builder Stamatis who made it. The bridge of Papas took its name from the mill which operates until today and it formerly was the property of a priest. This bridge is located 3 km north of the village Tsetak. The bridge of Kotylis is a nice single-arch bridge near Kotyli village...
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The bridge of Pomakochoria was built in 1952 by the artisan contractor Michael Kokkinidi. Is located at the edge of the chapel of Agios Georgios and Dimitrios. The bridge of Akreo can be found 1500 meters to the left of the entrance of Satres village. The bridge of Satres is a double-arched bridge, located in the central square of Satres. The bridge of Zelenitska is a small, but ...
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The bridges of Kidari: the first bridge is 200 meters west of the settlement Kidari while the second bridge is located before the springs of Thermes towards Kidari village. The bridge of Thermes, filled with rubble, is located in the village of Ano Thermes behind the mosque. The bridge in the Meses Thermes connects the village with the Ano and Kato Thermes. The Bridge of Thermes is an ...
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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 ...

Waterfalls

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The famous Vathres of Samothrace are a real monument of nature and they consist of a number of sources, which radiate down from the mountain and form many small waterfalls, which create small natural pools in the rocks and trees. The most famous vathres are those of river Tsivdogianni near Therma, where there is also the starting point for the ascent of Mount Saos. The landscape is of ...
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The route for the Cape of Fonias passes through the riparian forest with ancient trees, alders and ferns, and leads to the waterfalls of Fonias. Within dense vegetation and from the peak Moon, from where the river starts, the waters end at this point to form a waterfall of 20 meters....
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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

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The cave Dryades is located near the village of Livera in Xanthi prefecture. A dense forest covers the area which makes it difficult to find the entrance of the cave. The cave has an overall surface of 1.150 square m. and a path of over 300m length. The central chamber is a downhill slope and in the middle dominates a towering pillar. Around it, are drilled other chambers ("hidden ...
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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Descending from the square of Makris to the harbor, a rugged trail of 300 meters length, leads to the cave of the Cyclops Polyphemus, the Cyclops of Homer"s Odyssey. This is where the legend becomes reality, since the the cave and the large rocks that seem as they were thrown into the sea from above, contribute to reanimate the scene. The location has a significant value even during the ...
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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

Alexandroupoli
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Alexadroupoli
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The capital of the prefecture is a modern tourist town with many hotels, countless restaurants, cafés and a major trading center. The city was just 30 km away from the Greek-Turkish border, 310 km from Thessaloniki and is accessible by road, air, and train. The major attractions are the Lighthouse beach, the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and the building of Zarifeia Academy. ...
Kavala
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Kavala
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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 Balkan reality) plays a central role not only in the narrow limits of the geographic area, but also in parts of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, in the North Aegean islands and in other ...
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...
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

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River Nestos shows two areas which are protected by international treaties. The first concerns the northern section of the river known as "Straits of the river" and the second concerns the delta of the river and lagoons of Keramoti. In the Strait of Nestos the visitor can see an impressive landscape which constitutes the aesthetic forest, rugged cliffs and impressive geological ...
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The Information Center for the Evros Delta, is located just before the passage to Loutra Village. There you can learn about the Delta and tour to Drana lagoon with boats (plaves). The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours....
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The Nestos Delta occupies a large area in the southern part of the prefectures of Kavala and Xanthi. The debris that Nestos deposits on estuary and ocean currents prevailing in the region, formed small lagoons of Bassora, Eratino, Agiasma, Kokala, Keramotis and Monastiraki- all in the western part of the delta, total area of 16,000 acres (S. Kavala) . In the eastern part of the delta ...
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At the Municipal Tourist Kiosk in Feres you can get useful information about the Evros Delta and organize a tour by boat (Plavi) at the central delta of the river, with a guide. The tour at the Delta lasts 2 to 2.5 hours....
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Evros River, the natural border between Greece and Bulgaria and Turkey, has a total length of 530km. of which 230km. belong to Greece. It is the second largest river in the Balkans after the Danube, Evros stems from the Rila Mountains in Bulgaria and flows into the Thracian Sea, irrigating its way across the plain of the prefecture. Evros is characterized by remarkable fish and riparian ...
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The Evros Delta, is one of the most important ecosystems in Europe and it has been recognized as an international wetland (Convention of Ramsar, 1971). It is a protected area and game reserve, where there live or hibernate many rare or endangered species. Delta, with a total area of 111,937 square kilometers, it was formed from the debris and the interaction of fresh water flowing from ...
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 δεύτερη μεγαλύτερη οροσειρά της Ελληνικής γης, η Ροδόπη, με το πλούσιο φυσικό κάλλος της και την ακόμα πιο πλούσια πανίδα της, προκαλεί να την επισκεφτείτε και να την εξερευνήσετε. Ζήστε το πάθος σας για ¨βόλτες¨...
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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 ...

Alternative Activities

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Located 2 km away from the Ecotourism Centre within the protected area of ​​Dadia, a closed observatory operates for visitors who have the opportunity to observe vultures and other raptors which come trough. The trough is a selected location within the Dadia Forest in which the guards leave dead animals for vultures as additional food aid. Starting by the Ecotourism Center there have...
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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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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 ...
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The river delta and the Vistonida Lake are considered to be two of the most important wetlands in Europe and are protected by the Ramsar Convention. The two wetlands rather than natural monuments, host a large number of wildlife, as well as the rich nutrient waters of the wetlands facilitate aquaculture. The large diversity of fish species that live in the wetlands attract large numbers ...
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The small quaint village, which is both seaside and lakeside, in the southeast of the municipality, in the borders of Xanthi and Rhodope, is known for years to ornithologists as an excellent birdwatching site. Among lagoons, meadows, woods and lake Vistonida the biotope hosts a rich birdlife. Among the 302 bird species that exist, some are Egret, the Foinikopetra, Pygmy Cormorant etc.. ...

Hunting Activities

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Αγαπημένος προορισμός πολλών κυνηγών, ο νομός Έβρου θα βρεθεί στο επίκεντρο του ενδιαφέροντος και κατά το εναρκτήριο κυνήγι. Οι φημισμένοι ορτυκότοποι και τα σταροχώραφα της Θράκης εγγυώνται συναρπαστικά και ...
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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 ...

Islands

Thasos
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Thassos
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Thasos the emerald isle. The poet Archilochos, who came from Paros with his countrymen to try and gain an insight into Thasos, wrote about the island: “And then we saw the island: Motionless like the back of a donkey with a coniferous coat”. This was his way of praising the dense forestation of the island. Today, 3/5 of its surface is covered in forest. Firs, pines which reach the ...
Samothraki
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Samothrace
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Samothraki, island of the Great GodsThe name Samothraki derives from the prohellenic word ‘samos’, meaning altitude and ‘Thrace’ and translates as High Thraki.Samothraki is a place of exceptional natural beauty with wild un-spoilt nature, hidden rocky slopes, rich flora and fauna, plane forests, which often reach the shore, pine trees, chestnut trees, cedars and Mediterranean ...

Local Events

PERAMIA 2016
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N. Peramos
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22/07/2016 - 25/07/2016...
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18/08/2016 - 24/09/2016...
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09/08/2015 - 09/08/2015The race will take place at the Avdira-Keramoti seashore, an area rich in historical, cultural and environmental background.The race will start at the Avdira archaeological site. Runners will take a route that crosses the Nestos river mouth, and the finishing line will be at the Keramoti municipal camping.The runners will be following a route next to the sea, ...
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27/04/2017 - 29/04/2017Στην Ξάνθη της τέχνης και της μουσικής, την γενέτειρα του Μάνου Χατζιδάκι το “Πόλις Ονείρων” δίνει την ευκαιρία στους νέους - μαθητές των μουσικών σχολείων- όλης της Ελλάδος αλλά και των Βαλκανίων ...
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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, ...
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The Democritus Festival of Avdira takes place in the beginning of July with main aim to highlight the dynamics of the region. It is an accomplished institution whose actions include a variety of cultural events such as musical performances, football tournaments, beach Volley, events in archaeological sites and general cultural activities in different villages of the municipality of ...
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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01/09/2018 - 08/09/2018The Old Town Festival is another great cultural event of Xanthi. At the turn from summer to autumn, and for two weeks the old Xanthi becomes the center of the cultural interest. Since 1991 when the festival was introduced, the city lives for a while in the past, awaking old memories, experiences, with the rhythms of the music seeping through the narrow alleyways of...
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On August 15 early morning, young men and women of the village treat their guests with hooch and the traditional sweet, saragli. The whole village is decorated festive and women hang on their balconies traditional weavings.More information can be found on website www.thassos.gr...
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The older cultural institution of Alexandroupoli, from the 1980s, is opening its "gates" every year under the familiar light of Faros (lighthouse)! The Book Festival is a unique cultural event for the city and the surrounding area, happening on July every year. The exhibition is organized by the bookstores of the city in cooperation with the Association of Cultural Institutions of Evros ...
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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 ...
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The Municipal Tobacco Warehouse (Municipal Tobacco Warehouse - Exhibition Hall) was built in the first decades of the 20th century as a tobacco warehouse by the Turkish tobacco merchant Kizhi Mimin. The building is an example of Ottoman neoclassicism, with a strong influence of the neo-classical European architecture. Today, the renovated building belongs to the Municipality of Kavala ...
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Plenty of free tsipouro and wine is offered each year in late October, in visitors of N.Peramos. Meanwhile, the "fragrant" atmosphere, is framed by many grilled sardines, as well as octopus, olives, pickles and other tidbits kind. Besides the feast, the program includes traditional dances and live music. More information can be found in the website www.kavalagreece.gr...
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In the municipality of Pangaio where the Eleftheres village is located, there is a traditional custom, is a referral plea to the Risen Christ for the blessing of the growing season, so that the land is fertile and productive. Followed by traditional songs and dances with drink and sweets. Performed on the third day of Easter. More information can be found in the municipal business ...
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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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Near the Small and Large Kazabiti a small theater is built as an representation of the ancient theaters, with local red slate been used. It is literally hidden from the rich vegetation. Each end of July and beginning of August, during the celebrations of Agios Panteleimon, the “Kazavatiana” take place. It is a variety of cultural events including theatrical performances, concerts of ...
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In the settlements of Maggana, Erasmio, Melissa and Avato, the custom is maintained and during the celebration of Agios Theodoros young people are stealing some objects (flowers, clothing, agricultural tools, etc.) from the yards of single girls late at night and leave those objects at the village square. The next morning the girls go to the square to get their “stolen” items back....
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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 ...
Bayram
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Xanthi
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The Muslim population in particular is celebrating Kurban Bayram, and Seker Bayram by offering pilaf with meat and traditional sweets, throughout the region of Thrace....
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The municipality of Soufli, the Cultural Centre and the Municipal Corporation for Culture and Tourism of the city organize annually in November the Hooch Festival. The events are open to everyone and are organized to promote the local product of hooch (anise-flavored alcoholic drink). During the events there is free liquor, music and dance events. In addition, the guests can enjoy the ...
SYNERGIA 2017
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N. Karvali
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26/05/2017 - 27/05/2017SYNERGIA 2017 is a food exhibition of local – regional products.We intend to gather mostly food producers, processors of local products, hotel procurement managers, the large catering units, the distribution networks of supermarkets, to exhibit their products and services. Also they will have the time to meet in prescheduled meetings, Business to Business...
PERAMEIA 2018
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N. Peramos
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20/07/2018 - 24/07/2018...
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28/04/2018 - 29/04/2018...
Oresteia
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Orestiada
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It is a three-day festival, which takes place in the last ten days of June and include events, such as traditional dances from local dance groups, concerts and lectures....
PERAMIA 2017
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N. Peramos
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21/07/2017 - 25/07/2017...
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20/08/2017 - 20/08/2017...
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30/06/2017 - 02/07/2017The “6th Kavala Air/Sea show” is planned to take place during the following dates: 30 June – 02 July 2017. It is an annual, free-to-public show of aerospace and naval demonstrations along the promenade of Kavala with its center being the City harbor «Saint Paul».The area, the Sky and the Sea until the island of Thasos shape an “amphitheatre” ...
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The festivities of Christmas with the creative workshops for student groups and the family, baby musical and theatrical performances, storytelling, participation in cultural clubs which revive the traditions of these twelve days, are aimed to contribute both to the creation of festive necessary change (cultural associations, amateur theater groups, etc.), and to the further socialization...
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Old Kavala, every year hosts the biggest festival of outdoor activities in Greece, which is performed on the first weekend of the summer (or last of spring). The environmental path of old Kavala is the space of the events of Wood Water Wild Festival. It is a path that was completed under the Leader program in 2007, with total length of 2.5 kilometers. The stream that runs alongside the ...
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The Folklore Association "Didyma Teixi” (The Twins Walls), in collaboration with the Regional Unit of Evros and the support of the Municipality of Didymoteicho, celebrate the Christmas in a fairytale setting placed in the central square of the city, where Saint Vasileios (Santa Claus) and his assistants are willing to travel the children, as well as the older one, who want to feel for ...
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An old custom which was not altered by the time, since it is rooted in the hearts of mice, revived every year at Zugos village in Kavala. A representation of the Pontic marriage, a "marriage" that symbolizes the beginning of life and spring. Dancing and music bands give their own color to the traditional wedding while guests savor the Pontiac food "keskek" and give best wishes to the ...
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Near the Small and Large Kazabiti a small theater is built as an representation of the ancient theaters, with local red slate been used. It is literally hidden from the rich vegetation. Each end of July and beginning of August, during the celebrations of Agios Panteleimon, the “Kazavatiana” take place. It is a variety of cultural events including theatrical performances, concerts of ...
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The Municipal Tobacco Warehouse (Municipal Tobacco Warehouse - Exhibition Hall) was built in the first decades of the 20th century as a tobacco warehouse by the Turkish tobacco merchant Kizhi Mimin. The building is an example of Ottoman neoclassicism, with a strong influence of the neo-classical European architecture. Today, the renovated building belongs to the Municipality of Kavala ...
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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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"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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In Stavroypoli and in other villages, during Halloween, is held this custom, which originated from Eastern Rumelia. The young ones build out of rags and bundles the simulacrum of a camel, they man her with two young boys and the “kamilieris”(camel man) who is dressed like an Arab, and they’re wandering from door to door in the village to the accompaniment of flute or tabor. The ...
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03/02/2018 - 19/02/2018Every year at the carnival period you will find the city of Xanthi to celebrate in a frenetic rhythms the Carnival. In 1991 the Thracian Folk Festivals was founded and since then it has been introducing, preserving and propagating through events and celebrations the spirit of tradition in young people with consistent, serious and without compulsion. The Thracian ...
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Chatzidakeio Festival is an institution that happens the last years and is organized by the Regional Unit of Xanthi in cooperation with the Progressive Union of Xanthi (FEX). It is an attempt to notify of the work and offer of culture been produced by Greek and foreign choirs. The festival is dedicated to the memory of the great composer Manos Hadjidakis who was born in Xanthi. ...
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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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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 ...
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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On the day of the Epiphany in Nikissiani of Kavala in Municipality of Paggeo performed a ritual known as "Arapides", in disguise because the protagonists dominated by black, with black coats and impressive masks, costumes from sheeps. All teams of "Arapides" "make joint parade in the streets, under the deafening sounds of their bells in order their sound to chase away evil spirits. Two ...
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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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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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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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In 1995, for the first time, the Community of Kastaneoi in Evro began a meeting of younger and older people, with the support of the General Secretariat for Youth and OPAP. It was organized by people with vision and it was strongly supported by the majority of the local community. With free admission the first two years, it managed to continue and be established since 1997 as a five-day ...
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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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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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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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“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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Lately, it has been introduced in Avdira and particulary during the events of Democriteia, the making of the tradition bread by the women of the village, with great care, the "bread of Gaia." It’s fermented in the traditional way, it’s prepared on the traditional wooden "Pinakoti" and baked in stone ovens of the old village....
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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 ...
Grape's feast
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Elaiochori
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In Elaiochori of the municipality of Pangaio, the grape festival is held every summer. It lasts 10 days and usually begins in late August and ends in early September. Parts of the celebration are different events, while these days are dedicated to the environment, trade and the elderly. The purpose of the festival is to promote the grape and its products and simultaneously entertain the ...
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. ...
Mpampos custom
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N. Kessani
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In New Kessani, in Magana and in other villages of the region, the north-thracian custom of gynaecocracy is still kept every year, which was formerly called "tis Mpampos" or "tis mamis". On January 8th - the day of Agias Domikikis celebration – the married women, dressed in their traditional costumes, are visiting the woman who is selected every year to play the role of Mpampo and ...
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The event was conducted from 1992, on the 1st Sunday of September lasting for 6 hours from 11:00 to 17:00 and takes place in the forecourt of the elementary school of Lekani. It is addressed to audiences of all age groups and social classes with about 2,000 to 3,000 visitors each year. The purpose of the event is to promote the local product of the village, the potato of Lekani, which is...
Feast of Marides
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Didymoticho
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Marides was a genuine Thracian tribe with a rich folk culture. Their customs were similar to those of their distant ancestors of ancient Thracians. In northern Evros, in the valley of Erythropotamos, near Didymoteicho there are 13 villages of the Marides tribe. Proud of their ancestry, the Marides tribe still maintain elements of their tradition. At the thirteen villages of Marides ...
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12/08/2017 - 13/08/2017Events that are usually held in the second half of July. They are musical events and sporting activities aiming to attract visitors to meet with this mountainous region....
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On the lakeside of Tyhero village, since 2002, is conducted the Youth Festival during the first ten days of each August, with musical events that attract crowds of young people from all the surrounding areas. The Festival takes place at the Ecotourism Centre of Tyhero, which is a favorite destination of many visitors and friends of alternative tourism. The festival lasts three days and ...
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Thanks to the Cultural Association of Samothrace many of the customs and traditions that express the religious faith have still been retained and celebrate the feasts of local churches. On August 6 in Chora village, it is celebrated the anniversary of Christ with a morning service at chapel of the Transfiguration of Christ. The locals named the celebration as "Soteras Feast", the night ...
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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 ...
Kazavitina
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Thassos
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Near the Small and Large Kazabiti a small theater is built as an representation of the ancient theaters, with local red slate been used. It is literally hidden from the rich vegetation. Each end of July and beginning of August, during the celebrations of Agios Panteleimon, the “Kazavatiana” take place. It is a variety of cultural events including theatrical performances, concerts of ...
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In Kavala, in commemoration of old custom are organized events in the Municipal Park Faliro, music events, meatless dishes and creative workshops for children. Further information may be found in the municipal business DIMOFELEIA or in the website www.kavalagreece.grMore information can be found in a Municipal Enterprise of DIMOFELEIA or on website www.kavalagreece.gr...
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In the context of double anniversary for the liberation of the city and the advent of the Apostle Paul, are organized in June of every year a series of events to celebrate the double anniversary of the city. More information can be found on the website www.kavalagreece.gr...
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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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The custom of “Pechlivanides” is held in the district of Olvios. On the day of Agios Georgios, by noon, a group of traditional instruments with “tabor” and “zurna”, roam the neighborhoods of the village, and invite the residents to attend wrestling matches. Young wrestlers from different parts of northern Greece, also known as "Pechlivanides" (meaning wrestler in Turkish), ...
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Thanks to the Cultural Association of Samothrace have still been retained many of the customs and traditions that express the religious faith and celebrate the feasts of local churches. So, in the middle of summer, on 26 July, the anniversary Feast of Saint Paraskevi, celebrates the namesake chapel next to the archaeological site of Paleopolis. After the morning service at the church, ...
Moutzourodeutera
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Polysitos
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A Custom of Polysito Community held on Clean Tuesday. The custom began to revive again in 1999 after the unification of the communities and the creation of the Vistonidas Municipality. Manners and customs of the Thracians in Eastern Thrace are presented in a satirical way, with a parade, a representation of old and contemporary events, and a 24-hour feast that begins in Sunday and is ...
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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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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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The custom of Thracian Wedding of the women of the local Association is revived every year, in the refugee settlement of Myrodato on the day of Clean Monday. Early in the morning they prepare every detail and the wedding ceremony, always according to the traditions. They present the whole ceremony, just as it used to be done in Eastern Thrace, where traditional songs and various graphic ...
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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 ...