Rodopi presents a great variety of alternating landscape and ecosystems. Large lakes and seaside ecosystems are succeeded by vast flat planes and mountainous masses with peaks reaching 2,000 metres. Coastal Mediterranean scenery is found next to black-fir forests. Over 300 bird species, some of which can only be found in the Thracian region (some of them extremely rare). A multitude of mammals such as the brown bear, rich reptile fauna and a unique cave that has been characterized as "NATURA 2000 area" for bats, will satisfy the most discriminating nature-lovers.
In general, the Thrace and Rodopi regions constitute an ideal destination for ecotourism.
Ecoexplorer's activities include the following:
Birdwatching with high definition Swarovski telescopes
Mountain hiking with aluminum bikes
Organized climbing on Strymi
Trekking on mountainous Rodopi for groups up to ten people
Speleology at the Cave of Maroneia
Astronomy with eight-inch "MEADE instruments" telescope
Lake, river and sea canoeing at River Nestos and Lake Ismarida
Archery with 3D Hoyt and recourve bows
Orienteering on foot or bike with Silva equipment
The region is also ideal for walking tours through the organized paths of Rodopi and Ismaros.
"Ecoexplorer" can organize cultural and archaeological guide-tours, while it already organizes the annual traditional dances seminar for foreigners (15 days) and the annual survival-in-nature school courses (6 days).
Accommodation can be provided in fifteen guestrooms and suites at "ROXANI", our traditional guesthouse. On the premises of ROXANI you can also sample specialties of the local traditional cuisine served at our restaurant. At our store you can find locally produced goods such as sweets, honey and pasta.
Located at 40 km from the Airport-Alexandroupolis - free transportation is provided.
Located at 25 km from the Rail Road Station of Komotini - free transportation is provided. Bus Station at Komotini - daily frequent schedule, including the regular schedule for Maroneia Located at 3km from the archaeological site and at 25 km from the Museum (in Komotini).
Local time: GMT + 2 hrs o Voltage: 220 Volts AC o Water: safe (chlorinated) o Metric system
For GPS users the hotel's location is: N 40° 54.660 o E 25° 31.072
DATUM WGS 84.VHF 145.275 SV7 FOV