Sited at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Thrace has experienced shifts in population, the influx of immigrants, enemy attacks and foreign occupations. Today, the region of Thrace that belongs to Greece is the Thrace of the Aegean, of the Rodopi Mountains and the Nestos and Evros rivers.
The variety and importance of the natural landscape in Thrace is to be found in its hilly mountainous regions, dense forests bordering rivers, in wetlands and on the seashores. Here, caves, natural springs and a great number of areas of unique natural beauty, play host to rare species of European reptiles and birds of prey- some of which are already endangered and are only to be found in Thrace. The region is indeed blessed and in the context of modern world crisis, it stands out like a last Utopian land.
With photographs by Nikos Desyllas, placed alongside historical accounts and texts by the people who live and work in Thrace today, this colourful and varied land.
155 colour photographs
Bilingual English - Greek