Alexandroupolis is the capital city of the Evros reginal unit in Thrace. With a population of almost 70.000 inhabitants and modern infrastructure, the today's city does not resemble at all the Dede Agats, the small village of the Ottoman Empire. The advantage of the location was seen in the late 19th century. The harbor became bigger and the famous lighthouse first opened on June 1, 1880.
The development of the city by then, as the commercial and industrial activities increased, added to the port rail, airport and a European motorway (Egnatia Odos). Today Alexandroupolis is the ideal starting point to explore the whole region of Thrace.
The first contact
The green Dadia and the Delta blues of the Thracian Sea, the sweet ocher raised through its historical monuments and becomes stronger as one approaches the Lighthouse of Alexandroupolis, are some of the colors forming Evros. Images relief joined with the ancient Via Egnatia. Follow the mountain trails, where with luck and a lot of peace to see animals and birds in their natural environment. Climb the Castle of Didimotiho, touch the silk in Soufli, watch through the binoculars the flying birds in National Parks. Walk to the rare beauty that offers nature of Samothrace.
Contact with nature
The river Evros lively pulls him any beauty and offers visitors. The flow of the river and national borders, unites with the Aegean Sea. Always rich nature are transformed into light colors every season. Both internationally important National Parks, Dadia - Lefkimis - Soufliou and the unique biotope of Evros Delta with rare birds, animals and flowers, rare beauty and figure. The mountain trails allow visitors who love the tour to find places of great natural beauty, discover prehistoric cave paintings, to meet ongoing excavations and feel the mystical atmosphere of the mountain. Nature surprises and joys that reward all our expectations.
From Alexandroupolis begins an extensive coastline of 25 km leading to the archaeological site of Messimvria.
Awarded with a blue flag, many beaches offer a wide variety. Well organized beaches ranging from the beach of EOT to the Red Rocks in Chile.
But if you continue a little farther, you will find the beaches of St. George and St. Paraskevi, full with traditional tavernas and the most remote in Dikela and Midday.
Whatever you choose will definitely offers you the emotions that gives the northern Aegean Sea.
In this place tightly twisted myth with history. The Paleolithic and Neolithic monuments chum from the lyre of Orpheus. The sanctuary of Samothrace, the archaeological site of noon, many other findings are open windows in antiquity. The thread of the story continues to unfold through the Byzantine Empire, when the region experienced a large boom because of proximity to Istanbul. Worth visiting preserved castles and churches of great architectural and cultural value, lively monuments of this era, in Didimotiho Traianoupolis, the Feres and Samothrace.In recent years the area crosses the Orient Express and the 18th century is a center of international trade in grain quality and excellent silk. Since this Soufli, the "city of silk" important milestone in the city street, keeps alive the tradition and is one of the main attractions of the prefecture.
Alexandroupolis is situated in the center of a gifted landscape. A coastline full of beautiful beaches, next to one of the most precious monuments of Europe, the Delta of Evros. Located half an hour by the National Park Dadia - Lefkimis - Soufli, one of the most rare habitat of birds of prey in the world. Less than an hour away forests and picturesque villages of the Rhodope mountains tigs which crowns the city skyline to the north. Across the south, two hours by boat, the unique beauty of the Aegean island of Samothrace