Eastern Macedonia & Thrace

The Culture And Nature Destination

ClassCompany NameTelephoneDestinationAddressEmailWeb
LAlexander Beach Hotel & Spa+30 25510 39290Alexandroupoli2nd Km Alexandroupoli – Komotini, 68100
LAstir Egnatia Hotel+30 25510 38000AlexandroupoliEgnatia Park, 68100
LAstoria Hotel+30 25310 22707Komotini28 Irinis Square, 69100
LIlio Mare Seaside Resort Hotel+30 25930 72083Thassos IslandPrinos, 64001
LImaret Hotel+30 2510 620151Kavala30-32 Theodorou Poulidou Str., 65110
LRamada Plaza Thraki+30 25510 89100Alexandroupoli4th km Nat.Rd Alexandroupolis-Thessalonikis, 68100
LRoyal Paradise Beach Resort & Spa+30 25930 55000Thassos IslandPotos, 64002
AAlexandra Beach Thassos Spa Resort+30 25930 58000Thassos IslandPotos, 64002
ABlue Dream Palace+30 25930 53339Thassos IslandTripiti Limenaria, 64002
AEgnatia Hotel+30 2510 244891Kavala139, 7th Merarhias Str., 654 03
AJennifer Home Hotel+30 25210 30005DramaTaxiarches, 66100
AMakryammos Bungalows+30 25930 22101Thassos IslandMakryamos, 64004

 

 

General

Xanthi Old Town, Evros, Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, GreeceLocated on the northeastern edge of Greece, the region encompasses three prefectures on Thrace and two on Eastern Macedonia. Bestowed with the most hydro-biotopes in Greece protected by the European Union, offers sanctuary to rare and rotected bird species.

The region’s southern Aegean coastline is dotted with vast sweeps of crystal-clear sandy beaches, as well as with rocky coves ideal for fishing and diving.

Combining a variety of traditional forms with a wide range of samples imported from Western Europe, the local architectural tradition reflects the region’s rich political, social and economic history.

The great participation of the faithful in festivities centered around monasteries and churches has assisted in preserving the Byzantine character of the region that for centuries constituted the geographical and cultural surroundings of Constantinople.

Sea Tourism

Beach, Thassos, Eastern Macedonia-ThraceTens of blue-flagged beaches, modern tourist infrastructure and organized camping sites attract thousands of visitors each year, offering ample opportunity for a wide range of water sports. The beautiful islands of Samothrace and Thassos are the region’s green gems.

Biotopes

Nestos River, Xanthi, Evros, Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, GreeceThe area’s rich flora and fauna includes the majority of the plant and animal species on Greek soil. Vistonida Lake, the Delta of Evros and Nestos Rivers, the Dadia Forest, the Mitrikos Lake, are all areas where one can meet species tending to extinct worldwide.

Archaeological Tourism

Filippoi, Eastern Macedonia-ThracePlethora of historic and prehistoric monuments are scattered throughout the area. Visitors will find towns with uninterrupted human presence going back thousands of years, with monuments from antiquity, Roman era, early Christian period, Byzantine and Ottoman times. From west to east, one may see archaeological findings at the Philippous, Thassos, Maroneia, and of course, Samothrace.

Religious Tourism

Rodopi Church, Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, GreeceFestivities and the miracle-performing icons attract individual and group visitors to the well-preserved Byzantine churches and monasteries. It is worth visiting the Eikosifoinissas Abbey at the Paggaio, the renowned Kosmosoteira at Ferres and the plethora of monasteries at Xanthi.

Mountain Tourism

Falakro, Drama, Evros, Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, GreeceThe mountainous masses of Rodopi and the other mountains on the mainland and the two islands offer ample opportunity for nature walks, action-sport activities and all types of sightseeing.

Forests

Dadia Forest, Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, GreeceIn spite of centuries-long destruction of the wooded areas, large forest portions have survived, mainly on the mountainous regions, covering up to 55% of the area in each prefecture. Throughout the region lie forests of unique and natural beauty, such as the Elatia Forest, the virgin forest of Fraktos and many more.

Gastronomy

Gastronomy Eastern Macedonia - ThraceSeaside tavernas serve fresh fish and sea-food, while at mountain villages visitors should savour the local sausages and fresh meat dishes from locally bred cattle. Food lovers should not miss the great variety of appetizing mezes (appetizers) invariably accompanied with local wine made from choice grapes. Sweet pastries soaked with thyme honey are still made according to old traditional recipes. The region is also famous for its dairy products.

More Destinations in Eastern Macedonia - Thrace

Alexandroupoli, Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, Greece
Alexandroupoli
Kavala, Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, Greece
Kavala
Thassos Island