I had the incredible privilege of being invited on a captivating journey through the enchanting landscapes of East Macedonia & Thrace. Nestled in the northern part of Greece, this region is a treasure trove awaiting explorers from every corner of the world, ready to guide them towards their desired destination.

Here, in East Macedonia & Thrace, you’ll discover five remarkable regional units: Kavala, Drama, Xanthi, Rodopi, and Evros. Additionally, two exquisite islands, Thassos and Samothraki, are just a one-hour flight away from Athens, making this destination easily accessible for travelers seeking new horizons.

East Macedonia & Thrace boasts an array of activities and attractions that will undoubtedly make your Greek holiday unforgettable. Today, I had the privilege of visiting the picturesque city of Alexandroupolis, strategically positioned as a crossroads between Europe and Asia, bridging the East and West. This coastal gem, adorned with its iconic Lighthouse, serves as the epicenter of a truly captivating region.

While in Alexandroupolis, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a natural history museum, an archaeological museum, and even caves, including the breathtaking Cyclops Cave, accessible via a scenic footpath along the coastline. During my stay, I had the pleasure of lodging at the Nefeli Hotel and indulging in the local cuisine, a must-try experience. For an exquisite dining adventure, don’t miss “George’s Tavern” in the charming village of Makri near Alexandroupolis. Set against the backdrop of the azure sea, the view is nothing short of astonishing, evoking nostalgic memories and tantalizing your senses with captivating aromas. A visit here is nothing short of enchanting.

My journey then led me to Soufli, nestled in the Evros region, a place renowned for its dual allure: the National Park of Dadia-Soufli-Levkimi and its unique silk tradition, meticulously preserved and unrivaled in Europe. In Soufli, the art of silk production has been lovingly preserved and handed down through generations. From the meticulous cultivation of mulberry trees to the intricate process of silk production, the town is a living testament to the craftsmanship and dedication of its people.

Soufli offers an abundance of other attractions, including a mesmerizing fossil forest, prehistoric megalithic monuments unique to Greece, historic religious sites encompassing both Christian and Muslim heritage, and the distinctive architectural charm of neighbouring mountain villages.

Soufli is a living bridge to a bygone era, where the echoes of the Silk Road resonate through time, inviting you to immerse yourself in its captivating heritage and celebrate the enduring beauty of silk production. It’s an experience that transports you through history, connecting you with the legacy of one of the world’s most legendary trade routes.

However, the crowning jewel of my journey was the Evros Delta National Park, one of Europe’s most vital wetlands and a sanctuary for bird enthusiasts. Nestled within the eastern borders of Greece, this park encompasses two extraordinary wildlife havens: the Dadia Forest and the Evros Delta National Park. The Evros River, flowing from Bulgaria, delineates much of the border between Greece and Turkey, creating a unique blend of ecosystems.

Here, you’ll be captivated by breathtaking sights, especially during the winter months when the Greek weather remains surprisingly mild, welcoming up to 100,000 wildfowl for their seasonal respite. It’s an experience beyond compare, a true testament to the wonders of nature. Make sure that you rent a boat to go and explore the river!

East Macedonia & Thrace, with its rich tapestry of culture, history, and natural beauty, beckons you to embark on a journey of a lifetime. It’s a destination where the past meets the present, where tradition harmonizes with modernity, and where every moment is an opportunity to be awed by the majesty of this remarkable corner of Greece.

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