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
- Monastery of Panagia Archageliotissa
- Monastery of Pamegiston Taxiarchon
- Monastery of Panagia in Kalamou
- Monastery of St. Irene and many small churches…
The Old Town of Xanthi is known throughout Greece for its distinctive architecture, combining many Byzantine Greek churches with neoclassical mansions of Greek merchants…
Landmarks in Alexandroupoli include the city’s lighthouse in the port, the archaeological sites of the Mesimvria Zone and Maroneia stretching out to the small port of Agios..
The entire area has castles on rocks that allow the supervision of the passage from Rhodope and Komotini. The Castle of Avantas is also called Boz Tepe, from the homonymous hill on which…
- EOT Beach
- Santa Rosa Beach
- Afroditi or Baobab
The Evros Delta National Park is formed in the estuary of river Evros and is one of the most important wetlands in Europe. Waters and sentiments that come with the river, together…
Castle of Kavala
During the Byzantine period, Kavala became part of the “East Roman Empire”. Remains of the Byzantine fortifications can still be seen at many points on the old town (called Panagia), as well as the imposing Castle…
Museum of Kavala includes objects and archival material for the production and cultivation of tobacco, its commercial processing, industrial tobacco products and exhibition samples…
The Monastery of Ikosifinissa is on the most important monastery of Macedonia that gathers people in order to pray in favor of Panagia Ikosifinissa and to embrace the Acheiropiitos icon of her…
The Kavala aqueduct, popularly known as the Kamares is a well-preserved aqueduct in the city of Kavala, and is one of the city’s landmarks…
Saint Paul church
It is dedicated to Apostle Paul who went to Kavala and preached Christianity. At the point where he first arrived nowadays stands a monument to commemorate his arrival in…
- Keramoti / Ammoglossa
- Nea Peramos
Philippi was established by Thasian colonists in 360/359 BC with the name Crenides. In 356 BC Philip II of Macedon, conquered the city and renamed it to Philippi. It was sited…
Oneiroupoli is a place where concerts and happenings take place. Everything starts at the beginning of December and last a month…
Park of St Barbara
A beautiful park in the city of Drama! It is located right across the church of Saint Barbara. It is one of the 50 best parks of Europe…
World’s largest river cave. he Angitis cave is 21 km. long. A short distance from the cave is the gorge of the river …
The exhibits record the cultural history of Drama prefecture from the Middle Palaeolithic. The oldest finds come from …
Imaret of Komotini
Imaret of Komotini one of the oldest Ottoman monuments in Thrace from 1360-1370. it was built by the Ottoman Gazi Achmet Evrenos…
Sultan Abdulhamid II erected a clock tower and a madrasah. During his reign, the town became a station in the railway linking Constantinople…
It is a project to classify and display its considerable collection of costumes and artifacts of the folk culture of Drama and the it has devoted a large part of its…
- Agia Irini
- Holy Virgin Kalamou
- Saint Nicolas Monastery
- Virgin Mary Pantanassa
- Panagia Archaggieliotissa
Paleopolis was the ancient capital of Samothrace and is dominated by Mount Fegari. It was from here that Poseidon observed the siege of Troy. Philip of Macedonia…
Chora of Samothraki
Chora(capital) is located 5 kilometres from the port Kamariotissa, in the inside of the island. It is built amphitheatrically on the foothills of mount Saos…
Nike of Samothrace
The famous “Vathres” of Samothrace are a number of water sources, which come down from the mountain and form many small waterfalls, which in turn create small natural pools …
Ancient Agora of Thasos
The built of the agora began in the 4th century BC and was completed in the 2nd century BC. It was built near the ancient port and was the heart of the ancient city...
Giola is a natural rocky pool that is located in the region of Astris. The height of the rocks reaches up to 8m from where the swimmers can dive into the clear waters…
The mountain Ipsarion is the largest mountain of Thasos with a peak at 1204 meters above sea level. There are many hiking trails that lead you to the mountain top and…
The monastery of Archangel Michael is located 32km far from Limenas. It is built on a cliff above the sea surface with a view of the Aegean Sea and Athos(Agio Oros).