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Greece of East is Thrace: Xanthi, Komotini, Alexandroupolis. Three cities with imposing mountains, green valleys, picturesque beaches and organized campings, giving the tourists the chance both to swim in crystal blue waters and to walk along with the aquatic land of Nestos river and the paths through Rodopis’ majestic mountains.
Xanthi is a very beautiful city, known for its carnival festival, the second biggest festival of Greece. The old city is full of colours. Paved streets, preservable buildings, cafes and restaurants are embellishing the city center and the river banks, creating a unique atmosphere. Some of the most important sightseeings of Xanthi are:
- Nestos river delta (with coastal lagoons, protected birds, valleys, gorge), ideal destination for canoe, kayak, rafting
- Pomak’ villages (pomakochoria, muslims residents)
- Vistonida lake
- Trails of Nestos
- Local open market (bazaar)
- Archaeological Μuseum of Avdira.
Xanthi prefecture has a lot of dreaming coasts, Maganas, Porto Lagos, Mirodato. At the beach Mandra, Avdira area there is the only one camping of the town, Natura camping (it offers tents, reed cabins or caravans for rental). At the borders of Xanthi with Bulgaria you can find the thermal springs of Genisaia – Potamia (curative for those who suffer from chronic rheumatisms, gynecological ailments, neuralgia, neuritis, allergic skin ailments). Τhe local cuisine has a lot of influences from Anatolia, Turkey, Pomaki (Bulgarian tribes) and the traditional dishes include different kinds of spices, pork meats, turkish delights, syrup deserts.
Maggana Beach, Xanthi
Coasts of Xanthi and Rodopi with blue flag
If you visit Komotini you will find out a city, full of life, due to its university students. Some of the sites to visit are:
- Nimfaias recreation grove
- The remains of Byzantine Walls
- Kikones vineyard (do not miss out on tasting excellent wine from Thrace)
- The local open market (bazaar).
Some of the cosmopolitan beaches of Komotini are: Fanari, Arogi, Mesi. There is only one camping Kryoneri of Maronia-Sapes area. At Maronia you can participate on trekking routes, canoe-kayak activities, visit caves, at Pandroso village you can visit the local taverns and taste greek goat cooked in flower-pot. Other delicious dishes of local cuisine are lachmatzoun, soutzouk turkish delight, kazan-ntipi (great sweet). Βefore leaving the town, do not hesitate to purchase fresh coffee from local coffee grinders.
Fanari Beach, Rodopi
Maronia Beach, Rodopi
Alexandroupolis is an outstanding coastal city, connecting Europe with Asia, East and West. A tourist has a lot of sites of interest to visit:
- Dadia Forest
- Cave of Polyphemus
- The Evros (river) delta (with lots of paths to walk)
- Thermal springs of Traianoupolis (curative for those who suffer from Balneotherapy for ailments of the integumentary system and the musculoskeletal system, as well as for rheumatisms and autoimmune diseases).
- Silk museum of Soufli.
Alexandroupolis has a ferry connection with Samothraki island. There are a lot of picturesque beaches: Santa Paraskevi Makris, Dikela, Kiani Akti, Demir Ali beach and only one municipal camping Ditea. From Alexandroupolis you can organize a daily excursion to Constantinopole (Istanbul) or Bulgaria. The local cuisuine is marvellous inspired from Anatolia and greek gastronomy.
Santa Paraskevi Beach, Evros
Santa Paraskevi Beach, Evros
Mesimvria Beach, Evros
Would you like to discover the islands of Greece? Then visit:
- Ionian Islands
- Cyclades Islands
- Sporades Islands
- Crete Island
- The Islands of North-east Aegean Sea
- Dodecanese Islands
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“My warmest wishes for unforgettable journeys in Greece”