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From the “Green island Thassos” to the “Green Rhodopes adventure”

The Thassos – Garmen region is located in south-eastern part of Europe, at the crossroads between the East and the West, the North and the South.

The area is characterized by а diverse topography and is rich in natural landmarks. To the south, the region bathes in the waters of the Aegean Sea, while to the North it reaches the mountain massifs of the Rhodopes and Rila. The picturesque coastlines of Thassos look like lace, shaped by the crystal blue waters of the Aegean. In this region nature is exceptionally beautiful, with well-preserved rare plants and animal species. Pretty, thick, virgin forests and scenic forest paths, extremely rich in flora and fauna, draw the gentle slopes of the Rhodope Mountains. Snow-covered, sparkling-white mountain peaks and slopes, mountain gorges, plateaus and grasslands. Enchantingly beautiful caves with underground lakes and rivers, colourful plains and virgin nature bring the feeling of timelessness.

This place is marked by the millennial history of human development!

Prehistoric and traditional villages, ancient cities and temples, medieval castles, architectural monuments. Ancient Greece, Philip of Macedonia, Alexander the Great and the Thracians, Rome, Byzantium, and the Ottoman Empire later on, have left their mark on the history of the area. There are numerous religious temples and monasteries. Arts and culture, myths, manners and customs, countless festivals, folk traditions and activities have had their influence on this ancient land.

The modern picturesque towns and villages, still full of life, ensure tourist infrastructure capable of attracting the attention of visitors from around the world, and provide multiple options for alternative tourism.

The hospitable residents of this extraordinary beautiful place in the Balkans welcome you throughout the year, so that you discover the unique natural resources, history, customs and culture.