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Thrace

Thrace region of Greece, between the Nestos and Evros rivers in the northeast of the country; Eastern Thrace, which lies east of the river Evros, forms the European part of Turkey, and the area to the north, in Bulgaria, is known as Northern Thrace. Inhabited since paleolithic times, it has been under the political, cultural and linguistic influence of the Greek world since the classical era. Greeks from the Aegean islands extensively colonized the region (especially the coastal part) and built prosperous cities such as Abdera (home of Democritus, the 5th-century philosopher who developed an atomic particle theory, and of Protagoras, a leading sophist) and Sale (near present-day Alexandroupoli). Under the Byzantine Empire, Western Thrace benefited from its position close to the imperial heartland and became a center of medieval Greek commerce and culture. Topographically, Thrace alternates between mountain-enclosed basins of varying size and deeply cut river valleys. The traditions of Thraki, speak for the adoration o Muses and the origin of Orpheus. The region, which is marked with the adventures of many centuries, has maintained something from the mysterious atmosphere of East. It includes the prefectures: Evros, Xanthi, Rodopi. Here you will find the imposing area of Rodopi , the beauty of Nestos, Vistonida, and Porto Lagos. You can also see, the ancient Avdira , the river Evros with the delta, which is a big biotope of Greece and the historical Didymotiho are certain from the points of region that will carry away the visitor. In Thracian cuisine, you’ll notice the heady aromas of cumin and paprika. And you’ll taste them in local sausages and preserved meats like pastourma.


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