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A relatively newly discovered holiday destination although renowned for its beauty and rich natural resources since ancient times. Thrace is the border of Greece to the northeast, a crossroads of the Balkan Peninsula. Ancient ruins, Roman and Byzantine monuments bear testament to the rich history and diverse cultural influences of the region. Traditional settlements, a magnificent mosaic of cultures and peoples even to the present day. Vistonis Lake, Nestos river, Porto Largos lagoon, Dadia forest: exquisite natural landscapes, unique wetlands, habitats for rare types of European flora and many species of animal life including one of the most important breeding-grounds for bird of pray in Europe. From mountains to seashores, with ever changing scenic contrasts, Thrace offers countless opportunities for holidays adapted to the likes of everyone. Xanthi The prefecture of Xanthi borders to the north with Bulgaria, to he west with the prefectures of Drama and Kavala, to the east with the prefecture of Rodopi and to the south it is washed by the Aegean Sea. The region is of immense natural beauty. Hilly landscapes and mountainous areas covered in dense vegetation. The winding Nestos River runs across the prefecture lined with magnificent scenery on its banks. The Delta of Nestos a unique biotope of rare flora and fauna. The lake Vistonis hiding the ancient city in its waters is an extraordinary part of Greece. Traditional villages amid thickly wooded forests: Ehinos, Kidati, Medoussa, Thermes. Golden beaches and emerald green waters on the coasts of Mandra, Avdira, Mirodato, Magana. The picturesque port of Porto Lagos. Byzantine ruins at Toxotes and Paradissos. The out of this world beauty of the cave at Livera. Pomakohoria, a remote world in the mountains of Rodopi with their own distinctive history. The peculiar coexistence of Christianity and Moslem marked at every turn. Rodopi The prefecture of Rodopi borders to the north with Bulgaria, to the east with the prefecture of Evros, to the west with the prefecture of Xanthi and to the south it is washed by the Aegean Sea. Thickly wooded slopes, small gullies with running streams, vast green valleys and charming beaches are to be found in this land of unknown natural beauty and ancient memories. Coastal Maronia, Homeric Ismaros, Agios Haralambos and its port. Samothraki is an idyllic, verdant island full of scenic surprises. The picturesque port, Kamariotissa, the vast archaeological site in Paleopolis, the towers of Gatelluzi overlooking the vastness of the Aegean, the church of Panagia Krimniotissa Built on huge, steep rocks charm the visitors. The river Fonias runs into the sea shaded by centuries old planes. Small rural villages like Kariotes, Alonia, Lakoma and Prophet Elias are worth visiting.
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