Thrace – Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (full name) is one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. It consists of the northeastern parts of the country, comprising the eastern part of the region of Greek Macedonia along with the region of Western Thrace, and the islands of Thassos and Samothrace.
Cultural tourism (archaeological museums of Drama, Philippi, Kavala, Port of Thassos, Abdaron, Komotini, archaeological sites of Philippi, Avdira, Maroneia, Doxipara, Samothrace, Agia Varvara Drama, Imaret Kavala).
Religious tourism (Monastery of Agios Apostolos Silas Monastery, Agia Lydia Monastery, Monasteries of Panagia Archangeliotissa, Panagia Kalamou, Taxiarchon and Agios Nikolaos Porto Lagos, Byzantine Mount Papikion, to the border of the Dadia Monastery and the Cosmos).
Conference and exhibition tourism (Lydia Conference Center, N. Karvalis Exhibition Center, Komotini Exhibition Center, Thracian Art & Tradition Foundation, and hotels in each city have the infrastructure for hosting events).
Ecotourism (Forests of Elati, Frakto, mountainous Rodopi, Delta of Nestos and Evros rivers, Pomakochoria, beautiful shores of the Thracian Sea, imposing mountains and forests, Maara caverns and rocks of Petrousa in Drama, Vistonida, Mitroikos, Ismarida, biotope of exceptional beauty and unique ecosystems with impressive landscapes).
Therapeutic – thermal tourism (Lasopotouras Krinidon, Thermal and Thermal Baths of Xanthi, Samothraki, Traianoupoli).
Agrotourism (in recent years remarkable agrotourist accommodation has been created in all prefectures).
How to get there
Kavala is a major port. it is possible to reach it by ferry from Lemnos, and several other north Aegean islands. With a bit of careful planning, or aimless wandering, it is possible to reach Kavala from almost any Greek island with a ferry via other islands.
The “Alexander the Great” airport is located about 30 km east of Kavala near the village of Chrysoupolis. There are direct flights to many European countries, especially in summer and daily flights to Athens. Except with Taxis, the airport is hard to reach by public transport. Car rental at the airport is available.
By regional coach
Interurban coaches “KTEL” buses are by far the most convenient way to travel around Greece, as well as for intra-regional travelling. Intercity buses drive to all major cities in Greece. The bus station is located in the city center near the harbor (Filikis Eteria Str). There is frequent bus service from Athens Kifisos Station to Kavala, as well as from Thessaloniki bus terminal “Macedonia” to Kavala.
From Thessaloniki to Kavala you have also every hour one bus from 8am until 10 pm (except 7am and 9pm)
To Athens there is a bus twice a day: 8:45am and 8:30pm. From Athens to Kavala it´s the same: Two busses each day at 8:45am and 8:30pm
The timetable for busses to Ioannina is 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.
Thessaloniki – Kavala > 152 km
Thessaloniki – Xanthi > 205 km
Thessaloniki – Alexandroupolis > 301 km
Kavala – Athens > 651 km
Alexandroupolis – Bucharest > 528 km
Drama – Skopje > 365 km
Komotini – Sofia > 320 km
Alexandroupolis – Athens > 800 km
Kavala – Constantinopole > 443 km
Xanthi – Belgrade > 823 km