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Thrive in the silky warm, inviting waters of the Aegean Sea, washing upon one of the 13th splendid regions of Greece, East Macedonia and Thrace. It is consisting of the northeastern parts of the country, comprising the eastern part of the region of Greek Macedonia along with the region of Thrace, and the islands of Thasos and Samothrace.
Thasos or Thassos is the northernmost Greek island, and 12th largest by area, blooming with its mountainous terrain, rising gradually from coast to centre, towards its highest peak Ypsario( Ipsario) at 1,205 metres. The town of Thasos, an important part of the isle, is also known as Limenas Thasou, "Harbour of Thasos", in an effort to distinguish the town from the island on which it is situated. The current town was built west from the ancient town. In and around Thasos, there are many ruins dating from antiquity, most of the finds from archeological sites being on display at the Archaeological Museum of Thasos.
Samothrace (also known as Samothraki) is a standout amongst the most rough Greek islands, being known for its prosperity among the fishing and tourism industries. Samothrace has a wonderful scene with Mt Fengari (with its tip Fengari rising to 1,611 m.) as the core bit of the island. The island additionally has exquisite yellow fields and incredible waterfalls. The island's most renowned site is the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Greek Hieron ton Megalon Theon with its the most famous artifact - the 2.5-metre marble statue of Nike, now known as the Winged Victory of Samothrace, dating from about 190 BC. It was discovered in pieces on the island in 1863 by the French archaeologist Charles Champoiseau, and is currently headless in the Louvre in Paris.
The guests of the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace will think that it is hard to pick some particular archeological destinations, as remains going again to all the noteworthy periods and in addition the ancient ones are scattered in the entire district. Immerse yourself in times passed, haunting among the archaic sites.
The ancient site of Sitagroi and the Aggitis Cave (or Maaras) at the plain of Drama, the area known as Dikili Tash (Orthopetra) close Filippoi (Kavala), the ancient toumpa of Paradimi, the Maroneia hole and the caverns of In-Dere pig out in Strymi (Rodopi), the ancient toumpa and the Makri collapse Evros, the ancient acropolis of Agios Georgios Maroneias, Ergani (close Xylagani, Rodopi) and Agios Georgios in Petrota and in addition the ancient cemetery with the outside asylum with wall painting compositions on rocks close Roussa town (Evros) are the absolute most essential destinations where hints of life going once more to the Neolithic period, late Copper time and early Iron period have been found.
Moreover, at the coastal region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace you can see the vestiges of numerous aged Greek settlements, for example, Avdira, Maroneia and Messimvria-Zoni. Enrich your senses at the many enchanting taverns, treating your taste buds with local dishes such as Soupies Krasates (cuttlefish in wine), Psomi Spitiko (easy homemade white bread), Koulakli Manti (minced meat dumplings with yogurt sauce) or spice things up on a warm summer day with Tyrokafteri (hot pepper cheese dip), while letting the greek breeze graze your forever smiling cheek.
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