East Macedonia And Thrace Discovery Guide

Overview

The region of East Macedonia and Thrace is one of the thirteen regions that make up the country of Greece. Situated on the northern edge of the country, the region of East Macedonia and Thrace is bordered by the country of Bulgaria to the north, the country of Turkey to the east and the region of Central Macedonia to the west. Known for its unique blend of traditional cultural heritage, the region has become a prime tourist destination for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches, and exhilarating night life.

If you are planning to visit the region of East Macedonia and Thrace, one of the must visit destinations is the city of Kavala. Hailed as an industrial center of the region, the city of Kavala is also home to a number of different heritage sites, many of which are included in packaged tours to the region. These mystifying ruins and ancient sites, some dating as far back as 600 BC, are an astounding reminder of the glory and majesty of the ancient Greek Empire. It is also home to a number of parks and natural reserves which are now home to the region’s plant and wildlife species.

Another city to visit is the city of Drama located in the westernmost part of the region. The city is home to a number of museums, each focusing on the showcase of the different periods during the history of the country. From the ancient relics featured in the Archaeological Museum to the collection of icons and other artifacts created during the Byzantine Empire, the city of Drama takes travelers back into a time that had long been forgotten.
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