Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, one of the lesser known regions of Greece, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace has many attractions that make it an appealing destination for a holiday.
The capital is Komotoni, a settlement established in the second century which is full of history from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras. Visit Eastern Macedonia and Trace and you will experience a different kind of holiday in Greece.
Some of the most popular cities in this region are Kavala, Xanthi and Alexandroupolis. Kavala is a seaport which features a superb fort, a large aqueduct and a fascinating museum of tobacco.
In Alexandroupolis there is a natural history museum, an archaeological museum and caves including the Cyclops Cave accessible by a footpath along the coast.
The Old Town of Xanthi with cobbled streets is well worth seeing and there is a folk history museum showing how life was lived in the past.
This region of Greece is a haven for history lovers but sun worshippers and adventure fans will not be disappointed. Visit Eastern Macedonia and Thrace and you will find some of the best beaches in Greece.
Ammolofoi is a noted beach near Kavala. It offers busy areas with water sports, restaurants and bars and quiet parts where you can enjoy your own company whilst relaxing and enjoying local nature.
Arogi is a quiet and safe family beach with sunbeds. Local tavernas offer fresh reasonably priced produce and there is a variety of beach entertainments.
Nestos Adventure Park located near to Xanthi is the ideal day out for the adventurous. You can try kayaking, a zip line, abseiling and many other adrenaline filled sports.
Visit Eastern Macedonia and Thrace where you can combine both fun and a restful time with all the family.
The island of Thassos is just of the coastline of Kavala. There are many wonderful places to see on the island and one of the best is the Giola Lagoon, a natural pool carved out of the rocks.
It is accessible by hiking or by bike or car although you will have to walk the final 200 metres.
The view across to Mount Athos and the Monastery of the Archangel Michael is spectacular.
If you are backpacking around this region there are plenty of cheap hostels. Hotels vary from simple family run establishments to five-star luxury hotels with entertainment, pools, spa and gym.
There are also fully equipped villas with a private pool that are suitable for families or large groups. Visit Eastern Macedonia and Thrace and you can find the perfect accommodation for your fantastic holiday in Greece.