The varied landscape of Thrace continues into Rhodope prefecture, a happy combination of valleys filled with sweet smelling broom, pine-clad mountains, forests, antiquities and sea
The prefecture of Rodopi is situated on the north-east side of Greece between the mountain of Rodopi and the Aegean Sea. It has a total area of 2,543sq. km. and a population of approximately 110,000 inhabitants. Throughout the region the visitor may choose among several traditional villages, picturesque fishing ports and beautiful sandy beaches.
For the lovers of nature, the forest of Nimfaia is the perfect place to be, covered in tall pine-trees. Preserved, still, is the Byzantine fortress, being visible at its highest point.
The lake of Ismarida is situated on the south part of Komotini, a place of rich water wildlife. Not far away you can enjoy the long sandy beach, ideal for swimming and camping.
Every year several cultural events and festivals take place in the prefecture, one of the most important ones being that of «Ginekokratia», (also known as the «Babo’s feast»).
If you visit Rodopi do not forget to try the locally made pies, such as cheese-pie, rice-pie, sesame-pie etc.
The prefecture of Rodopi is offering all kinds of facilities, including hotels, apartments, tavernas, cafeterias, bars and commercial shops