The Peraia of Samothrace project: report on the 2020–2021 fieldwork campaign


  • Amalia Avramidou Department of Languages, Literature and Culture of the Black Sea Countries, Democritus University of Thrace, P. Tsaldari 1, Komotini, 69100
  • Jamieson C. Donati Department of Languages, Literature and Culture of the Black Sea Countries, Democritus University of Thrace, P. Tsaldari 1, Komotini, 69100
  • Nikos Papadopoulos Laboratory of Geophysical – Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeoenvironment, FORTH, Nikiforou Foka 130 & Melissinou, P.O. Box. 119, Rethymno 74100, Crete
  • Apostolos Sarris Sylvia Ioannou Chair in Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities GeoInformatics Lab, University of Cyprus, 2 Gladstone Street 1095, P.O. BOX 20537, 1678, Nicosia
  • Chrysa Karadima Ephorate of Antiquities of Rhodope, A. Symeonidi 4, 69132, Komotini
  • Chrysafenia Pardalidou Ephorate of Antiquities of Evros, Leoforos Makris 44, 68131, Alexandroupoli
  • Apostolos Garyfallopoulos Department of Languages, Literature and Culture of the Black Sea Countries, Democritus University of Thrace, P. Tsaldari 1, Komotini, 69100
  • Philoxeni Aitatoglou Ephorate of Antiquities of Evros, Leof. Makris 44, 68131, Alexandroupoli
  • Marina Tasaklaki Ephorate of Antiquities of Rhodope, A. Symeonidi 4, 69132, Komotini



Peraia of Samothrace, Aegean Thrace, pedestrian survey, geophysics, remote sensing


The Peraia of Samothrace Project (HFRI-FM17-750) is a multi-disciplinary archaeological fieldwork project to investigate the diachronic settlement patterns from Prehistory to the Modern Era of the coastal and inland landscape opposite the island of Samothrace in the northern Aegean Sea. It uses integrated and non-invasive methods such as remote sensing, geophysical prospection, and intensive pedestrian field walking to explore the regional topography and the diversity of human occupation. One important aspect of the project addresses the question of Samothracian settlements mentioned in the written sources. This paper presents the results of the 2020–2021 fieldwork campaign, including the methodological framework of the survey, an overview of ancient literary sources and previous archaeological work in the region, and a preliminary report of the archaeological survey as well as a general discussion of the combined outcome of the results.


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How to Cite

Avramidou, A., Donati, J. C., Papadopoulos, N., Sarris, A., Karadima, C., Pardalidou, C., Garyfallopoulos, A., Aitatoglou, P. and Tasaklaki, M. (2022) “The Peraia of Samothrace project: report on the 2020–2021 fieldwork campaign”, Bulgarian e-Journal of Archaeology | Българско е-Списание за Археология, 12(2), pp. 281–317. doi: 10.57573/be-ja.12.281-317.