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Administrative Region : East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit : Xanthi

Oraio (Greek: Ωραίο, Bulgarian: Брещене, Орайово, Turkish: Yassıören, Yassioren) is a settlement in the municipality Myki in the Xanthi regional unit of Greece. Oraio is a Bulgarian Muslim minority village, which was founded in the 12th century AD. Following the First Balkan War, Bulgaria took possession of Oraio in 1912, but after a period of eight months it was taken back by the Greek army. Shortly thereafter, as part of the accords concluding the Balkan Wars, Oraio and Western Thrace were ceded to Bulgaria and remained a part of the latter until the end of World War I. Following the Bulgarian defeat in this war, Western Thrace, and thus Oraio, became a part of Greece in 1919–1920. Later in 1923 it was left to Greece with the rest of Western Thrace region by the Treaty of Lausanne. It was occupied by Bulgaria in the period 1941–1944 during World War II. Later in 1944 it was left to Greece.

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