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The border Thrace

The border Thrace

Occupying a prime location, Thrace, with a major contribution to the shaping of Greek mythology, was inhabited by the utmost antiquity. Main geographical features of this gifted by nature region is the Rhodope Mountains, Mount Saos of Samothrace, large forests, fertile plains, rivers such as the Evros and Nestos, lakes Vistonida and Ismarida. The visitor is impressed by the famous archaeological sites, the byzantine, medieval and ottoman monuments, the fine examples of folk architecture, the harmonious coexistence of Christian and Muslim tradition.Thrace is an area of 8,578 sq. km. and a population of 345,709 inhabitants. It is divided into the prefectures of Evros, Xanthi and Rodopi. In Thrace belongs the island of Samothrace, which is a special province of Evros Prefecture. The climate of Thrace is continental, but generally healthy except for the river Evros, which is very fluid. Financially, Thrace is a rural area. It cultivates mainly cereals and tobacco, which is world renowned and is one of the greatest sources of wealth in Greece. It has valuable livestock and there is a good exploitation of the forests.


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Naxos

Naxos

Naxos is the largest and most fertile island of Cyclades, blessed by the god Dionysus. The island is an impressive site with its rich geography and scenery. Meadows leading to endless blue beaches, green valleys, hills and mountains, vineyards and orchards, medieval towers and castles, wonderful Byzantine monuments scattered amid the olive groves. Chora, the capital of Naxos is a city that has banks, health center, post office, shops and of course hotels that provide excellent services. It is located in the middle of the west coast, around the hill to the medieval castle in the ancient city of Naxos. The monuments in that area as Portara, the archaeological site of Grotta and castle reveals history of the past. Also, at Chora is the archaeological museum of Naxos. Then the road to the area of Trageas, where you will find a basin full of olive and fruit trees. Among the valleys emerge beautiful villages Halki, Acadimi, Chimaros, Kaloxylos, Damalas, Damarionas and Tsikalario. Also, important are the Byzantine church of Panagia Protothroni, of Drosiani Panagia, Agios Georgios, the Venetian tower of Gratsia and the traditional lime distillery in Halki and the restored mill in Damalas. Continuing on the slopes of Za will find the village Filoti with white houses and paved roads, built above the foothills of Za, on two hills. There you will see the Virgin Mary and Filotitissa Tower Barozzi and southeast of the village is the famous Cave of Za.The next village you will find the beautiful Apeiranthos, which keeps almost intact the architectural form, since the Venetian. Impressive are the three small, interesting museums of Apeiranthos (archaeological, geological, folk), the tower of Zevgolis and the exhibition of the craft of the women cooperative. From Apiranthos begins a downhill road that leads to Moutsouna, a seaside village with beautiful beaches. From here begins the new coastal road that goes south and leads to a magnificent beach Psili Ammos and then in the bay of Panormos. In the region have found many traces of prehistoric Cycladic culture. Also, it worths mentioning that the village Melanes is built in the southeastern part of Chora, one of the green valleys of the island. Nearby Flerio position within a grove, is lying on the ground a half-finished Kouros, a work of the 7th century. Then the road passes by Kinidaros, where the summer evenings in the taverns of the village often take place celebrations of musicians and composers. Additionally, the area has marble quarries. Famous beaches of Naxos Agios Prokopios popular tourist resort and Agia Anna. Then follows Plaka beach, where along there are hotels, rooms, restaurants and bars. Other beautiful beaches on the south side of Naxos are Mikri Vigla, Kastraki, Orkos, Aliko, Pirgaki, etc. Finally, the people of Naxos keep alive the customs and traditions of the island, local recipes, festivals, dances.


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Nafplio, one of the most historic and beautiful cities in Greece

Nafplio, one of the most historic and beautiful cities in Greece

The lovely little town of Nafplio is situated in the lush Argolida prefecture, which in ancient times was once considered the very center of Greece. Unfortunately though, from about 1600 to 1100 B.C, under the rule of the Mycenaeans, it gradually declined. After that, the Dorians came along and controlled the fate of the region until the conquest of the country by the Romans. When you are there, you may feel like immersing yourself in its history by burrowing into its past. Take time to see some of the sites, whether you are climbing up the 857 steps to the Venetian fortress of Palamidi, which crowns the city, or wandering round the battlements of Acronafpia. Then pop over to the Bourtzi, the fortified islet pictured, afloat in the middle of the bay. You will soon discover a new sight or sensation coming across your path every minute of your walk, for Nafplio is full of the joy of life. While strolling you will discover the quaint little restaurants on the waterfront, the open-air cinemas, the bars and the music that take you closer to the people, the sea and the land. In Syntagma Square, you may also want to check out the Archaeological Museum with its finds from various periods and frescoes from Mycenae and Assini, housed in an imposing Venetian building, while the Folk Art Museum, on Vassilis Alexandrou street which occupies a neoclassical house is also worth a visit as well.


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Mytilene

Mytilene

Mytilini got her name by one of Makaros daughters, the island's first colonist. The Municipality of Mytilini consists of the villages Agia Marina, Taxiarhes, Loutra, Panagiouda, Moria, Alyfanta, Afalonas, Pamphila and the city of Mytilini. It is about 188 miles from Piraeus and it has about 25000 inhabitants. Impressive buildings of a neo-classic architecture, historical monuments, unique archaeological treasures, like the mosaic-works found at Menandros House (exhibited now at the Archaeological Museum) and the natural hot springs compose a rich cultural context.The town's foundations are extended over seven adjoining hills. The centre of the town is divided into three main parts: Kioski, which is a very beautiful suburb, the central old neighbourhoods and the west neighbourhoods. The efforts of the authorities to reconstruct the centre of the town and to adapt the needs of the Municipality of Mytilini to the demands of the new century are remarkable. Kioski, the old aristocratic suburb of Mytilini where we can find the new Archaeological Museum, is not far away from the Enetic Castle. The Castle was situated on the isolated, by the channel of Euripus, part of Mytilini and seemed like a small island. The channel of Euripus, along which there were a lot of bridges, had been uniting, in the past, the south port to the north port dividing, this way, Mytilini in two parts. At Kioski there are still authentic mansions of a traditional Lesbian architecture. The main street that goes through Kioski leads to the north port, where we can see the shattered quay and other ruins of the past. In a small distance from there, there were found ancient ruins and the entrance of the channel that was mentioned above. Important ruins of ancient and roman structures are also discovered in the north part of Mytilini.


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Greece beaches with Blue flag awards

Greece beaches with Blue flag awards

The «Blue Flag» is a programme of environmental awareness and protection which is implemented every year, on a large scale, in more than 40 countries in Europe and other parts of the world by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).


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Xanthi, the lady of Thrace

Xanthi, the lady of Thrace

Live the tradition, walk to the Old City with its mansions, museums, churches and monasteries. Visit the renovated warehouses, spiritual and cultural centers. Every nook is an unforgettable memory. Learn the history of the Prefecture from the Archaeological Museum of Abdera and the Folklore Museum of Xanthi and Stavroupoli. The nature lovers can experience moments of serenity, relaxation in beautiful locations. River Nestos river gives life to the forest with its unique ecological value, while the lake Vistonida is the home of thousand feathered visitors.The mountain is full of trails for hiking, biking, safari jeep 4X4. The cascade of Livaditis, the Forest Village of Antalofos are unique experiences. Pristine beaches, beautiful, open to the Thracian Sea, organized, attract tourists and anglers. Choose the action that suits your needs: Downhill of Nestos canoeing, rock climbing, horseback riding, hiking, biking, paragliding. Relax in new and renovated hotels, live in traditional guesthouses and shelters, with comfort and safety. Enjoy the warm hospitality that only Xanthi can offer. Taverns with local dishes, bars and clubs with modern rhythms, satisfy every desire. This charismatic place, Xanthi, is waiting for you to experience strong emotions. A call-challenge to the beauty, action and relaxation, in modern life and tradition, in both peace and fun.


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Kastoria, the city with the wonderful lake

Kastoria, the city with the wonderful lake

The lake of Kastoria is the most precious treasure of the city. It is a jewel, which enjoys the visitors and the inhabitants as a place for recreation and as a stimulus for romantism and reminiscence. On the lakeshore there are enough squares and parks. In these specially designed areas, visitors can walk on paved paths and admire the natural beauty of the lake at all seasons. Orestida Lake of Kastoria is considered morphologically the most beautiful lake of Greece and has been declared a "Monument of Natural Beauty" by the Ministry of Culture. The natural basin of the lake, surrounded by mountains of excellent geomorphology, constitutes a unique wetland. It is a very important wetlands for waterfowl and for the birds of prey and serves as breeding, feeding and hibernation. It maintains a rich bird fauna, including rare and endangered species. At the lake, there are large quantities of various fish species, and is ideal for fishing, both with the traditional boats in deep waters and with fishing rod in the lakeshores. In the lake there are fish such as carp, butterflies, tsironia, tournes, etc. Fishing is allowed almost throughout the year except the period of reproduction of fish. Fishing equipment can be found in specialty shops in the city of Kastoria and Argos Orestiko.The mountain of Grammos with the sources of the river Aliakmonas is an interesting destination for visitors of Kastoria. The area of Grammos is one of the most productive and pristine forests of Greece. The area is sparsely populated and the main occupations of the inhabitants are forestry, hunting and farming. The area, with excellent morphology and rare flora and fauna, is an ideal place ideal for walks and tours.


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Evros Prefecture

Evros Prefecture

In the northeastern tip of the country, Evros Prefecture has an impressive biodiversity, areas of unique natural beauty (Delta of Evros, forest of Dadia, Samothrace, etc), interesting archaeological sites and monuments dating from prehistoric times to the Ottoman Period (including scattered prehistoric sites, ancient Thracian burial, Paleopolis Samothrace, archaeological site Mesimvria - Zoni, famous Roman and Ottoman monuments), rich culture and remarkable tourist infrastructure. Evros borders to the North - Northwest with Bulgaria, to the east with Turkey, to the West with Rhodopes, and to the South with the Aegean Sea.


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