EAST MACEDONIA - THRACE, THE IDEAL DESTINATION FOR INCENTIVES, CONFERENCES, CONGRESSES, MEETINGS, BUSINESS TRAVEL, INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL AND SPORT EVENTS.

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Conferences Thrace - Congresses Thrace - Incentives Thrace

The recreational destination
Thrace or Thraki is the northeastern part of Greece, bordering Bulgaria to the north, Turkey to the east and the Aegean Sea to the south. A place of many contrasts, it is marked in its passage down the ages by traces of the mysterious atmosphere of the East. In addition to the tribe that Homer called Thracians, Ancient Thrace was home to numerous Indo-European tribes, and all of them managed to remain rural peoples, usually living in fortified hilltops. The presence of the Greek element here goes back to the 7th century BC.
It is a quiet place a stable and unspoiled landscape but also an unexpected landscape. It is on an ever-present antithesis that its identity is based. It is the easternmost point of Europe and the westernmost part of the East, a dreamland abounding in sea and rivers, rich in mountains, rain, sudden downpours and uncompromising sunlight. There are three administrative areas in Thrace: Xanthi, Rhodopi and Evros. Xanthi, the Lady of Thrace, offers an escapade to a land away from the mundane. A refuge for recreation, generously endowed by nature, it is an experience worth living while taking back home some images that will stay indelible for ever on your memory. The namesake capital-city Xanthi, a modern city rich in history, traditions and customs, dates back to 879 AD. It began as a small village and experienced all the tumultuous periods of the history of Thrace, such as raids, disasters, ethnic conflicts, civil wars. Renowned for its tobacco quality, it was led into a course of prosperity through tobacco commerce in the 18th century.
Nowadays, it is the commercial and spiritual center of the region, characterized by its multicultural aspect and a harmonious co-existence of its Christian and Muslim communities. It holds a significant position in the region owed not only to its privileged geographical location, but also to its status as a powerful commercial, manufacturing and cultural center with venues for the development of special services, research and innovation, exploiting the presence of the Polytechnic School of Democritus University of Thrace. The contemporary town is lined with impressive mansions, museums, churches and monasteries, shops, squares, parks, halls of entertainment, cafes, restaurants and taverns of great aesthetic. It is known as the City of the Thousand Colors, with many attractions for the visitors. One should not miss the Carnival (either February or March), the Old Town Festival beginning of September and the Xanthi Bazaar every Saturday.
The varied landscape of Thrace continues into Rhodopi, a harmonious combination of valleys filled with sweet smelling bloom, pine-clad mountains, forests, antiquities and the sea. The capital Komotini is built in a lush landscape and has a strong Anatolian color. Situated along the Via Egnatia, Komotini was founded in the early Christian era. Traces of the Byzantine fortress walls are still visible at the entrance of the city. A modern urban center in continuous development, it is the seat of the regional government of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace region, the administrative center of Thrace and the host-city of Democritus University. Evros has a continual presence since antiquity and Byzantine time till today. While in this region, it is worth attempting an initiation into the wonders of nature: the forest at Avanda, the forest at Dadia with its plentiful wildlife, and the wetlands in Evros' Delta, the most important rare bird sanctuary in Southern Europe with its flora and fauna undisturbed. The spellbinding beaches and turquoise sea are vacationlands par excellence. Makri and Nea Hilli, right on the sea, are fast evolving into popular summer resorts
Alexandroupolis, the capital of the prefecture of Evros, is an important seaside city with rapid economic development, a commercial center complete with a major harbor and railroad station. It boasts high quality of life with environmental balance and continuous cultural development, vibrant culture and multiple opportunities for entertainment. A pretty town with well laid-out streets and neo-classical mansions, it combines the cultures of East and West, a pole of attraction for museum, entertainment and gastronomy lovers. The days are filled with visits to the folk, church and national museums, shopping at the vibrant local market. Nights are full of fun with friends or family at the numerous taverns indulging in new tastes, fresh fish and seafood that abound in the area. In recent years, Evros and especially the city of Alexandroupolis, has significantly developed congress tourism, boasting infrastructure and facilities that can accommodate large numbers of participants, and, most importantly, meet their high standards and requirements. The city has outstanding 4* and 5* hotels, with state-of-the-art conference facilities.

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