List of cities of Thrace

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The modern boundaries of Thrace in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.

This is a list of cities and towns in Thrace, a geographical region split between Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. Largest cities of Thrace are: Istanbul (European side), Plovdiv, Burgas, Edirne.

Cities of Thrace[edit]

Northern Thrace in Bulgaria:

  • Burgas (Bulgarian: Бургас; Turkish: Burgaz, Greek: Πύργος Pyrgos (= tower))
    • Ahtopol (Bulgarian: Ахтопол; Greek: Αγαθούπολη /Agathopolis; Turkish: Ahtabolu)
    • Aitos (Bulgarian: Айтос; Greek: Αετός Aetos (= eagle); Turkish: Aydos)
    • Emona (Bulgarian: Емона; Turkish: Emine)
    • Gyulyovtsa (Bulgarian: Гюльовца; Turkish: Güller)
    • Kameno (Bulgarian: Камено; Turkish: Kayalı)
    • Karnobat (Bulgarian: Карнобат; Turkish: Karinabat)
    • Kosharitsa (Bulgarian: Кошарица; Turkish: Kışla Dere)
    • Koznitsa (Bulgarian: Козница; Turkish: Karamanca)
    • Malko Tarnovo (Bulgarian: Малко Търново; Turkish: Tırnovacık)
    • Nesebar (Bulgarian: Несебър; Greek: Μεσημβρία Mesembria; Turkish: Misivri)
    • Obzor (Bulgarian: Обзор; Turkish: Gözeken)
    • Orizare (Bulgarian: Оризаре; Turkish: Baraklı / Bayraklı)
    • Panitsovo (Bulgarian: Паницово; Turkish: Alçak Dere)
    • Pomorie (Bulgarian: Поморие; Greek: Αγχίαλος Anchialos; Turkish: Ahyolu)
    • Primorsko (Bulgarian: Приморско; Turkish: Köprü Liman)
    • Priseltsi (Bulgarian: Приселци; Turkish: Yeniköy)
    • Rakovskovo (Bulgarian: Раковсково; Turkish: Kuru Dere)
    • Ruen (Bulgarian: Руен; Turkish: Ulanlı / Oğlanlı)
    • Rusokastro (Bulgarian: Русокастро; Turkish: Rus Kasrı / Rusi Kasrı)
    • Sinemorets (Bulgarian: Синеморец; Turkish: Kalanca)
    • Sozopol (Bulgarian: Созопол; Greek: Σωζόπολη Sozopoli; Turkish: Süzebolu)
    • Sredets (Bulgarian: Средец; Turkish: Kara Pınar / Sülmeşli)
    • Sungurlare (Bulgarian: Сунгурларе; Turkish: Sungurlar)
    • Sveti Vlas (Bulgarian: Свети Влас; Turkish: Küçük Manastır)
    • Tankovo (Bulgarian: Тънково; Turkish: İnce Köy)
    • Tsarevo (Bulgarian: Царево; Greek: Βασιλικό / Vassiliko (= royal); Turkish: Kestiriç / Vasilikoz)
  • Haskovo (Bulgarian: Хасково; Turkish: Hasköy)
    • Dimitrovgrad (Bulgarian: Димитровград)
    • Harmanli (Bulgarian: Харманли; Turkish: Harmanlı)
    • Ivaylovgrad (Bulgarian: Ивайловград; Greek: Αρτάκη Artake; Turkish: Ortaköy)
    • Kapitan Andreevo (Bulgarian: Капитан Андреево; Turkish: Viran Tekke)
    • Lyubimets (Bulgarian: Любимец; Turkish: Habibçeova)
    • Madzharovo (Bulgarian: Маджарово; Turkish: Yatakçık)
    • Mineralni Bani (Bulgarian: Минерални бани; Turkish: Meriçler)
    • Simeonovgrad (Bulgarian: Симеоновград; Turkish: Seymen)
    • Stambolovo (Bulgarian: Стамболово; Turkish: Eller)
    • Svilengrad (Bulgarian: Свиленград; Turkish: Cisri Mustafapaşa)
    • Topolovgrad (Bulgarian: Тополовград; Turkish: Kavaklı, Greek: Καβακλή Kavakli)
  • Kardzhali (Bulgarian: Кърджали; Turkish: Kırcaali)
    • Ardino (Bulgarian: Ардино; Turkish: Eğridere)
    • Chernoochene (Bulgarian: Черноочене; Turkish: Karagözler / Yeni Pazar)
    • Dzhebel (Bulgarian: Джебел; Turkish: Cebel / Şeyh Cuma)
    • Kirkovo (Bulgarian: Кирково; Turkish: Kırkova / Kızılağaç)
    • Krumovgrad (Bulgarian: Крумовград; Turkish: Koşukavak)
    • Momchilgrad (Bulgarian: Момчилград; Turkish: Mestanlı / Sultanyeri)
  • Pazardzhik (Bulgarian: Пазарджик; Turkish: Pazarcık / Tatarpazarcığı / Tatarpazarcık)
    • Batak (Bulgarian: Батак; Turkish: Batak)
    • Isperikhovo (Bulgarian: Исперихово; Turkish: Aydınköy)
    • Panagyurishte (Bulgarian: Панагюрище; Turkish: Otlukköy / Panagürişte)
    • Peshtera (Bulgarian: Пещера; Greek: Περιστέρα Peristera (= pigeon); Turkish: Peştere)
    • Pistiros (Bulgarian: Пистирос; Greek: Πίστειρος Pistiros)
    • Rakitovo (Bulgarian: Ракитово; Turkish: Rakit Ova)
    • Sarnitsa (Bulgarian: Сърница; Turkish: Sarnıç / Şabanlı)
    • Septemvri (Bulgarian: Септември; Turkish: Eylül)
    • Strelcha (Bulgarian: Стрелча; Turkish: İstirelçe)
    • Velingrad (Bulgarian: Велинград)
  • Plovdiv (Bulgarian: Пловдив; Turkish: Filibe, Greek: Φιλιππούπολη Philippoupoli)
    • Asenovgrad (Bulgarian: Асеновград; Greek: Στενήμαχος / Stenimachos; Turkish: İstanimaka)
    • Banya (Bulgarian: Баня; Turkish: Banya)
    • Hisarya (Bulgarian: Хисаря; Turkish: Hisar (=fort))
    • Kaloyanovo (Bulgarian: Калояново)
    • Karlovo (Bulgarian: Карлово; Turkish: Karlıova)
    • Krichim (Bulgarian: Кричим; Turkish: Kırçma)
    • Maritsa (Bulgarian: Марица; Turkish: Meriç)
    • Parvomay (Bulgarian: Първомай; Turkish: Hacı İlyas)
    • Perushtitsa (Bulgarian: Перущица; Turkish: Peruştiçe)
    • Rakovski (Bulgarian: Раковски; Turkish: Seyit Ahmet)
    • Sadovo (Bulgarian: Садово; Turkish: Çeşnegir)
    • Saedinenie (Bulgarian: Съединение; Turkish: Kalfa)
    • Stamboliyski (Bulgarian: Стамболийски; Turkish: Sinecik)
  • Sliven (Bulgarian: Сливен; Greek: Σλίβεν, rarely Σήλυμνος Selymnos; Turkish: İslimye)
    • Kermen (Bulgarian: Кермен; Turkish: Keremenli / Germiyanlı)
    • Kotel (Bulgarian: Котел; Turkish: Kazan)
    • Nova Zagora (Bulgarian: Нова Загора; Greek: Νέα Ζαγορά Nea Zagora; Turkish: Yeni Zağra / Zağra-i Cedid)
  • Smolyan (Bulgarian: Смолян; Turkish: Ahiçelebi / Paşmaklı)
    • Borino (Bulgarian: Борино; Turkish: Karabulak)
    • Chavdar (Bulgarian: Чавдар; Turkish: Çavdar)
    • Chepelare (Bulgarian: Чепеларе; Turkish: Çepelli)
    • Devin (Bulgarian: Девин; Turkish: Dövlen / Ropçoz)
    • Dospat (Bulgarian: Доспат; Turkish: Dospat)
    • Madan (Bulgarian: Мадан; Turkish: Maden)
    • Nedelino (Bulgarian: Неделино; Turkish: Uzundere)
    • Rudozem (Bulgarian: Рудозем; Turkish: Palas)
    • Zlatograd (Bulgarian: Златоград; Turkish: Darıdere)
  • Stara Zagora (Bulgarian: Стара Загора; Greek: Παλαιά Ζαγορά Palaea Zagora; Turkish: Eski Zağra)
    • Bratya Daskalovi (Bulgarian: Братя Даскалови; Turkish: Burunsuz)
    • Chirpan (Bulgarian: Чирпан; Turkish: Çırpan)
    • Gurkovo (Bulgarian: Гурково; Turkish: Hanköy)
    • Kazanlak (Bulgarian: Казанлък; Turkish: Kızanlık / Kazanlık)
    • Nikolaevo (Bulgarian: Николаево; Turkish: Eşekçi)
    • Radnevo (Bulgarian: Раднево; Turkish: Radne Mahalle)
    • Seuthopolis (ancient city) (Bulgarian: Сефтополис; Greek: Σευθούπολις Sefthoupolis)
    • Shipka (Bulgarian: Шипка; Turkish: Şipka)
    • Tsenovo (Bulgarian: Ценово; Turkish: Şenova)
    • Tulovo (Bulgarian: Тиле / Тилис / Тулово; Greek: Τύλις Tylis; Turkish: Tile)
  • Yambol (Bulgarian: Яамбол; Greek: Υάμπολις Yampolis; Turkish: Yanbolu)
    • Bolyarovo (Bulgarian: Болярово; Turkish: Paşaköy)
    • Elhovo (Bulgarian: Елхово; Turkish: Kavaklı / Kızılağaç / Çamlık)
    • Kabile (Bulgarian: Кабиле; Turkish: Tavşantepe)
    • Lesovo (Bulgarian: Лесово; Turkish: Urumbeyli)
    • Straldzha (Bulgarian: Стралджа; Turkish: Istralca)
    • Tundzha (Bulgarian: Тунджа; Turkish: Tunca)
    • Boyadzhik (Bulgarian: Бояджик; Turkish: Boyacık)

South-western Thrace in Greece:

  • Abdera
  • Aigeiros (Turkish: Kavaklı)
  • Alexandroupoli (Turkish: Dedeağaç; Bulgarian: Дедеагач Dedeagach)
  • Amaxades (Turkish: Arabacıköy; Bulgarian: Арбаджикьой)
  • Ano Livera (Turkish: Yukarı Ada)
  • Arriana (Turkish: Kozlukebir)
  • Chrysoupoli (Turkish: Sarışaban)
  • Dafno (Turkish: Mahmutlu)
  • Didymoteicho (Turkish: Dimetoka; Bulgarian: Димотика Dimotika)
  • Echinos (Turkish: Şahin)
  • Feres (Turkish: Farecik / Ferecik)
  • Fillyra (Turkish: Sirkeli)
  • Fylakio (Turkish: Seymenli / İnceğiz)
  • Galani (Turkish: Çakırlı)
  • Genisea (Turkish: Yenice-i Karasu)
  • Iasmos (Turkish: Yassıköy)
  • Imera (Turkish: Saltuklu)
  • Ioniko (Turkish: Hüseyinköy)
  • Kalo Nera (Turkish: Meşeli)
  • Kastanidis (Turkish: Horozlu)
  • Kastanies (Turkish: Çörekköy)
  • Kato Karyofyto (Turkish: Aşağı Kozluca)
  • Kato Livera (Turkish: Aşağı Ada)
  • Kechros (Turkish: Mehrikoz)
  • Kipoi (Turkish: Bahçeköy / Alibeyçiftliği)
  • Komara (Turkish: Komarlı / Kumarlı)
  • Komnina (Turkish: Kurlar)
  • Komotini (Turkish: Gümülcine, Bulgarian: Гюмюрджина Gyumyurdzhina)
  • Kotyli (Turkish: Kosluca, Bulgarian: Козлуджа Kozludzha)
  • Kyprinos (Turkish: Simavna / Sarı Hızır, Bulgarian: Саръхадър Sarahadar)
  • Lavara (Turkish: Saltıköy, Bulgarian: Салтъкьой Saltakyoy or Салтиково Saltikovo)
  • Livaditis (Turkish: Hamidiye)
  • Lykodromio (Turkish: Kurtalan)
  • Marassia (Turkish: Maraş; Bulgarian: Мараш Marash)
  • Maroneia (Turkish: Maronya)
  • Neo Sidiorchori (Turkish: Cambaz)
  • Orestiada (Turkish: Kumçiftliği, Bulgarian: Орестиада Orestiada)
  • Organi (Turkish: Hemetli)
  • Ormenio (Turkish: Çirmen; Bulgarian: Черномен Chernomen)
  • Paschalia (Turkish: Bayramlı)
  • Pentalofos (Turkish: Beştepe)
  • Pythio (Turkish: Kuleliburgaz)
  • Soufli (Turkish: Sofulu)
  • Samothrace (Turkish: Semadirek / Semendirek; Bulgarian: Самотраки Samotraki)
  • Sapes (Turkish: Şapçı; Bulgarian: Шапчи Şapçi)
  • Sideropetra (Turkish: Demirtaş)
  • Sosti (Turkish: Susurköy)
  • Soufli (Turkish: Sofulu, Bulgarian: Софлу Soflu)
  • Stavrochorion (Turkish: Hocalar)
  • Stavroupoli (Turkish: Yeniköy, Bulgarian: Кръстополе Krastopole or Еникьой Enikyoy)
  • Therapeio (Turkish: Sarıyer)
  • Toxotai (Turkish: Okçular)
  • Xanthi (Turkish: İskeçe; Bulgarian: Ксанти Ksanti / Скеча Skecha)
  • Zoni (Turkish: Çavuşköy; Bulgarian: Чаушкьой Chaushkyoy)

South-Eastern Thrace in Turkey:

  • Akbaş/Sestos (Greek: Σηστός Sistos)
  • Alçıtepe/Kirte (Greek: Κριθιά Krithia)
  • Alpullu (Greek: Αλεπλή Alepli)
  • Ambarlı (Greek: Άμπαρλι Ambarli)
  • Babaeski (Greek: Βουρτοδιζό Bourtodizo / Καβύλη Kavyli / Βουργουδισσός Borgoudissos)
  • Barbaros (Greek: Πανίδος Panidos)
  • Beğendik (Greek: Άγιος Στέφανος Agios Stefanos)
  • Bolayır (Greek: Πλαγιάρι Plagiari)
  • Büyükçekmece (Greek: Άθυρος Athyros)
  • Büyükkarıştıran (Greek: Δρουσίπαρα Drousipara / Δριζίπαρος Driziparos / Μεσσηνη Messini)
  • Celaliye (Greek: Ξάστερο Ksastero)
  • Çatalca (Greek: Μέτρες Metres, Bulgarian: Чаталджа Chataldzha)
  • Çerkezköy/Türbedere (Greek: Τσερκέζκιοϊ Tserkezkioi)
  • Çorlu (Greek: Τυρολόη Tyroloi / Συράλον Syralon; Bulgarian: Чорлу Chorlu)
  • Demirköy (Bulgarian: Малък Самоков Malak Samokov; Greek: Μικρόν Σαμμακόβιον Mikron Sammakovion )
  • Durusu/Terkos (Greek: Δέρκος Derkos)
  • Edirne (Greek: Αδριανούπολη Adrianoupoli; Bulgarian: Одрин Odrin) refounded by Hadrian
  • Eceabat/Maydos (Greek: Μάδυτος Madytos)
  • Enez (Greek: Αίνος Ainos; Bulgarian: Енос Enos)
  • Eriklice (Greek: Ηρακλίτσα Iraklitsa)
  • Esenyurt (Greek: Καλιώ Kalio)
  • Evreşe (Greek: Αφροδισία Afrodisia / Oρσα Orsa)
  • Gaziköy (Greek: Γάνος Ganos)
  • Gelibolu (Greek: Καλλίπολι Κallipoli (= beautiful city); Bulgarian: Галиполи Galipoli)
  • Gelibolu Peninsula (Greek: Χερσόνησος της Καλλίπολης Hersonisos tis Kallipolis)
  • Gümüşyaka (Greek: Παλιά Ηράκλεια Palia Irakleia)
  • Gürpınar (Greek: Αρεσού Aresou)
  • Güzelce (Greek: Δημοκρανεια Dimokraneia)
  • Havza (Greek: Χάφσα Hafsa)
  • Hayrabolu (Greek: Χαριούπολη Harioupoli)
  • Hoşköy (Greek: Χώρα Hora)
  • Işıklar (Greek: Σχολάρι Skholari)
  • Ispartakule (Greek: Σπράδων Spradon)
  • İğneada (Greek: Θυνιάς Thynias / Νιάδα Niada / Ινιάδα Iniada)
  • İmrahor (Greek: Ιμβροχώρι Imvrohori)
  • İpsala (Greek: Κύψελα Kypsela)
  • İstanbul (European side) (Greek: Κωνσταντινούπολις Konstantinoupolis (= city of Constantine) or Βυζάντιον Vyzantion, the ancient Greek name, named after the founder of the city Vyzantas; Bulgarian: Цариград Tsarigrad or Константинопол Konstantinopol or Византион / Vizantion)
    • Arnavutköy (Greek: Μέγα Ρεύμα Mega Revma (= great stream))
    • Bakırköy (Greek: Μακροχώρι Makrohori / Έβδομον Ebdomon)
    • Beşiktaş (Greek: Διπλοκιόνιον Diplokionion)
    • Beyoğlu/Pera (Greek: Πέρα Pera)
    • Boyacıköy (Greek: Βαφειοχώρι Vafeiohori)
    • İstinye (Greek: Σωσθένιον Sosthenion)
    • Kumkapı (Greek: Κοντοσκάλι Kontoskali)
    • Kurtuluş/Tatavla (Greek: Ταταύλα Tatavla)
    • Samatya (Greek: Ψαμάθεια Psamatheia)
    • Sarıyer (Greek: Σιμάς Simas)
    • Sultanahmet (Greek: Ιππόδρομος Ippodromos(= Hippodrome))
    • Taksim (Greek: Αγία Τριάς Agia Trias)
    • Tarabya (Greek: Θεραπειά Therapeia / Φαρμακεία Farmakeia)
    • Yedikule (Greek: Επταπύργιον Eptapyrgion (= seven towers))
    • Yeniköy (Greek: Νεοχώριον Neohorion (= new village))
  • Kâmiloba (Greek: Αιγιαλοί Eyali)
  • Karaağaç (Greek: Καραγάτς Karagats)
  • Karacaköy (Greek: Βελιγραδάκι Beligradaki (= little Belgrade))
  • Kavaklı (Greek: Γάρδας Gardas)
  • Kaynarca (Greek: Γέννα Genna)
  • Kemerburgaz (Greek: Πύργος Pyrgos)
  • Keşan (Greek: Κεσσάνη Kessani; Bulgarian: Кешан Keshan)
  • Kınalı (Greek: Kινάλι Kinali)
  • Kırklareli/Kırkkilise (Bulgarian: Лозенград Lozengrad; Greek: Σαράντα Εκκλησιές Saranta Ekklysies(= forty churches))
  • Kıyıköy/Midye (Greek: Σαλμυδησσός Salmydissos / Μήδεια Mideia / Αλμυδησσός Almydissos; Bulgarian: Мидия Midiya)
  • Kilitbahir (Greek: Κυνόσσημα Kynossima)
  • Kilyos (Greek: Κίλια Kilia)
  • Kumburgaz (Greek: Οικονομοίο, Οικονομειό, Ikonomio)
  • Küçükçekmece (Greek: Ρήγιον Rigion)
  • Lalapaşa (Greek: Λαλά Πασά Lala Pasa)
  • Lüleburgaz (Greek: Αρκαδιούπολις Arkadioupolis (= city of Arcadius) / Βεργούλη Bergouli; Bulgarian: Люлебургас Lyuleburgas)
  • Mahbutbey (Greek: Κάλφας Kalfas)
  • Malkara (Greek: Μάλγαρα Malgara)
  • Marmara Ereğlisi (Greek: Πέρινθος Perinthos / Ηράκλεια Θρακική Irakleia Thrakiki)
  • Mecidiye (Greek: Λόβρυς Lovrys)
  • Mimarsinan (Greek: Καλλικράτεια Kallikrateia)
  • Muratlı (Greek: Μουρατλί Mouratli)
  • Mürefte (Greek: Μυριόφυτο Myriofyto)
  • Ortaköy (Greek: Δελλιώνες Delliones)
  • Pehlivanköy/Pavliköy (Greek: Παυλίκιοϊ Pavlikioi)
  • Pınarhisar (Greek: Βρύση Vrysi)
  • Saray (Greek: Ανάκτορο Anaktoro)
  • Saros (Greek: Κόλπος Ξηρού Kolpos Ksyrou)
  • Seddülbahir (Greek: Ελαιούς Elaious)
  • Selimpaşa (Greek: Επιβάτες Epivates)
  • Sırpsındığı/Sarayıkpınar (Greek: Σαράικπινάρ Saraikpinar)
  • Silivri (Greek: Σηλυμβρία Silymvria)
  • Şarköy (Greek: Περίσταση Peristasi / Τειρίστασις Teiristasis)
  • Şerbettar (Greek: Σαραπλάρ Saraplar)
  • Tekirdağ/Rodosçuk (Greek: Ραιδεστός Raidestos / Βυσάνθη Bysanthi; Bulgarian: Родосто Rodosto)
  • Uçmakdere (Greek: Αϋδίμιο Aidimio)
  • Uzunköprü (Greek: Μακρά Γέφυρα Makra Gefyra (= long bridge); Bulgarian: Узункьопрю Uzunkyopryu)
  • Üsküp (Greek: Σκοπός Skopos)
  • Vize (Greek: Βιζύη Vizyi)
  • Yalıköy (Greek: Πόδημα Podima (= boot)/ Ασκός Askos)
  • Yeşilköy/Ayastefanos (Greek: Αγιος Στέφανος Agios Stefanos)
  • Yıldız Dağları/Istranca (Bulgarian: Странджа Strandja; Greek: Στρά(ν)τζα Stra(n)tza)
  • Yoğuntaş (Greek: Σκόπελος Skopelos)