Synaxi trail is essentially the continuation of the Marmaritsa trail. After passing the Ancient theater and the Marmaritsa beach, moving on through the ancient olive grove, you reach the coastal Archeological site and the beach of Synaxi. On your way to this trail you have the opportunity to explore other trails of geologigal interest marked by the Institute of Geology & Mineral Exploration (Important features are the volcanic rocks, connected to the mill stone quarries. One of the most impressive phenomena is the monzodiorite spheroidal weathering, producing amazing megalithic forms). According to legend, Odysseus disembarked at Synaxi beach and headed towards the Maroneia.
Altitude: 77 m
Starting from the dirt road.You will find Maroneia Trails signs.
Ancient Theatre of Maroneia
Altitude: 71 m
You will reach the Ancient Theater of Maroneia 1.5 km away from the start of the trail. It was constructed in the Hellenistic period and remodeled in Roman times. Three rows of stone seats of the caveat, the central and the horseshoe-shaped conduit of the orchestra and the building of the Roman scene are preserved.
Altitude: 10 m
The Marmaritsa beach is part of the rift of Maroneia – Makris – ancient marble quarry. Majestic deep blue sea, panoramic view of the Thracian Sea and islands Samothraki and Thassos are also visible from the beach.
Synaxi beach – Archeological site
Altitude: 8 m
Moving on through the olive grove, after the Marmaritsa beach, you reach the beach and the coastal archeological site of Synaxis. At Synaxi you can admire the archeological site, where a Byzantine basilica with frescoes is built on the ruins of an ancient temple and enjoy the impressive beach, with the large pebbles and the blocks of monzodiorite rock. Synaxis and Paliapolis on island Samothrace-which is site of the sanctuary of the Great Gods- lie on the same meridien, that Synaxis is, directly opposite to and north of Samothrace. The distance between Synaxis and Paliapolis is the narrowest sea strait between the island and Thrace.