Thrace is located some 210 miles (338 kilometers) from Athens, the country's capital.
Visiting just one town or city, regardless of its popularity, usually only offers you a narrow window into the broader natural and cultural makeup of a region. So be sure to set aside enough time to discover Eastern Macedonia and Thrace's other sights and attractions. Kato Nevrokopi, lays 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the south, while Livadero sits 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southwest.
While you are on vacation in Thrace, don't forget to see Kavala. Approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east, this regional transport and shopping hub is where you'll find Municipal Museum, Philippi Archaeological Museum and Krinides Mud Baths. Philippi Archaeological Site, Baptistery of St. Lydia and Ancient Theater of Philippi are other attractions in Kavala that should be high on everyone's to-do list.
If you want to stay indoors, head to Eastern Macedonia and Thrace's theaters and history museums. These are great spots to soak up some of the region's culture and pick up an unusual gift or two. A surefire way to really understand a spot is by discovering its past. Make the time to visit the traditional villages while you are here.
If the weather is good while you are here, get outside. Swimming and canoeing are just two ways the locals like to cool off here. In this fast-paced world, the perfect holiday often means finding good places to relax. When it's time to kick back, take your lead from the locals and try wildlife watching or bird watching.
Before you return to your friends and family at home, you'll be bidding this special place a fond and teary Yiá sou (farewell).