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Rodopi Mountains Unexploited

Many cross-border cultural resources in the Rodopi Mountains that remain unexploited to date could lead to numerous positive results in the fields of economy and tourism, according to a recent study by the Regional Department of Thrace of the Technical Chamber of Greece.

The research topic, which was organized under the community initiative Interreg, was in regards to the recognition of the morphology, typology and technology residential sets and other structures as culture and tourism assets of the Rodopi mountain chain.

The project was completed last November and recorded was a total of 188 villages in the mountainous areas of the prefectures of Xanthi (112), Rodopi (52) and Evros (24) and dozens of engineering projects such as bridges and water mills.

The next goal of the chamber’s Thrace department is to explore the possibility to establish tourist routes that will include parts of the Bulgarian surrounding area.

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Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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