Curative Natural Resource Traianoupoli

The hot curative springs of Traianoupoli were a major attraction from ancient times. The city of Traianoupoli was built by the Roman emperor Traianos in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. According to tradition, Traianos (106/7 A.D.) on his way to and from war for Dakia created “agores”. He founded schools, libraries, baths (thermae). The foundation of Traianoupoli fell within the reconstruction programme of the Roman state; there is written testimony for the location of Traianoupoli by the geographer... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Curative Natural Resource Thermia

The curative spring of Thermia Paranestiou of Drama gushes in an alternating environment, clean and healthy, with lush vegetation and excellent climate conditions. The curative spring is at a distance of 25 km north of Paranesti and the old stone hydrotherapy centre testifies the human presence throughout the centuries. The area is ideal for nature lovers, as it offers routes and excursions to nature. Moreover, in Paranesti there is a museum of natural history, which offers its visitors a unique... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Riverside forest Kotza Orman or Large Forest

The riparian forest Kotza Orman or Large Forest isa priceless landscape of ecological value and beauty. It was once one of the largest aquatic of Europe, since the "50s there had been recorded 74,000 acres. However,in 1946, 54,000 acres were out of it and given to farmers for cultivation, leaving a small part, which the Forest Service of Kavala is trying to preserve by fencing perimeter stretches of land and prohibiting any human activity. The plants are dominated by willows, the alders,... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Elatia forest or Kara Dere

Drama is gifted with rich woodland. In the sierra of Central Rodopi distinguished the forests of Elatia or Kara Dere, in Sidironero district - Skalotis. The place is located in the central and northern part of the county and extends along the Greek-Bulgarian border. Forests cover 37% of the total area of the county and Elatia Forest is the largest forest complex in the country. The rare fir with red trunk (red spruce) grows up only here at an altitude of 1200m. lower Downy will meet with Leaved... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Aesthetic Forest of Strait of Nestos River

It is located at the borders of Kavala and Xanthi prefectures, south of the town of Stavroupoli, with area of 2,380 hectares. It is one of the most beautiful landscapes of Greece with great ecological interest. The visitors can see the plurality of rare plants such as the agriopaschalia, champerlea, red peony and ramnis of Rhodope. At the same time, the region is rich in fauna, with nesting wolves, wild cats - which are an endangered species - otters, ferrets, and rare birds such as the black... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Forest of Chaidou

In the Rhodope Mountains, on the border with Bulgaria, there is the Drimos Forest, also known as Chaidou. The forest Chaidou is an earthly paradise with huge centennial beech of over 30 meters height. Apart from the beech forest there is also a large variety of vegetation that grows in the mountains of Rhodope, such as pines, firs, spruces and yellow lilies. It is also a habitat of bears, wolves and deers. In the 80’s the 180 acres of forest was declared "Natural Monument" and protected area.... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Medieval bridge in Polyanthos

The bridge is located at the exit of Kompsatos, which stems from mountainous Rodopi, is crossed Thracian valley and empties into Lake Vistonida. In the surrounding area have identified several sites with pre-Christian and Christian antiquities with main Byzantine castle of Polyanthos and an aisled basilica between the village of Polianthos and the bridge. [su_slider source="media: 10115,10116,10117,10118" link="lightbox" width="680" height="460" title="no" pages="no"] The three-arched... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Curative Natural Resource Krinides

The health place of krinides, with its therapeutic clay and curative water, geographically belongs to a wider area with rich history that begins with the foundation of the city in 360 B.C. One of the most important archaeological sites of eastern Macedonia is situated in Krinides, Kavala. In this historic region one can come across the ancient thermae, the ancient agora, the ancient theatre of Filippoi, Lydia’s place of baptism, the first Christian woman in Europe. So the visitor has the possibility... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Archaeological site of Philippi

Located 15 km from Kavala in Krinides and is one of the most important historical sites in the area. Founded by the father of the Great Alexander and took his name. Includes, the ancient theater of Philippi (where every summer is organised the homonymous Festival), the Forum and the commercial market, the palaestra, the islands with private houses and early Christian churches. It was founded by Thassian settlersin 360 BC. Very soon, in 356 BC, Thassians, as to face the local Thracian tribes sought... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Ancient Theater Maronia

Excavations of the site started in the late 1960's and have brought to light: The theatre of the city, in which two architectural phases are distinguished, dated to the Hellenistic and Roman periods. A sanctuary, probably of Dionysos, dated to the 4th century B.C. , a large Hellenistic house with a mosaic floor, two extensive building complexes, most probably of public function, also dated to the Hellenistic period, parts of the fortification wall of the Classical city. It was constructed in the Hellenistic... διαβάστε περισσότερα