Alexandroupolis, a beautiful destination on the edge of Greece
Alexandroupolis is dynamically claiming a place on the tourist map of Greece, as an attractive destination able to excite every visitor. The capital of Evros and the largest port of Thrace, presents the dynamic character of a modern Greek city, balancing harmoniously between its past and present. With the passage of time having radically changed the character of the city from a simple fishing village of the early 20th century to a modern urban center and with the rapid development of tourism in recent years playing a key role in shaping its character, Alexandroupolis invites every visitor to enchant him.
Through a magnificent road plan, with wide streets and large building blocks, Alexandroupolis lets the visitor wander in its history and realize the privileged position of the city, at the junction between Europe, Asia and the Balkans. Its trademark is its lighthouse, which stands proud and upright on the seafront of the city and welcomes every visitor.
Alexandroupolis is an oasis for museum lovers with the Ethnological and Folklore Museum being landmarks of the city. Wander along the seafront and experience the pulse of the modern city, through the numerous cafes and restaurants that are spread in the area and turn it into the ultimate fun area. Enjoy the abundant view to the Aegean and the ridges of Samothrace that fade on the horizon and offer yourself a walk in the neighborhoods of the city around the beach, discovering the neoclassical buildings, witnessing the manorial character of the city and its inhabitants. Starting from Alexandroupolis, make excursions to the nearby archeological sites of Mesimvria Zone, as well as to areas of great ecological interest, such as the delta of Evros river and the forest of Dadia.
Enjoy local flavors in Alexandroupolis
In Alexandroupolis, you will taste local recipes, simple and delicious, made with pure products. An amazing accompaniment for wine and tsipouro is kavourmas (pork eaten as cold cuts). Well-known handmade pasta of the area are petoura or giufkades and trachanas. Start your day with the most famous pie in the area, the sweet pumpkin pie.
Best time to visit Alexandroupolis
The city is a destination for all year round due to its beautiful nature. But spring and summer are the most suitable seasons to have the right conditions in your nature-loving pursuits.
How to use transportation in Alexandroupolis
Transfer from/to Alexandroupolis
Alexandroupolis has an airport, which is 6 km away east of the city. The airport is served by the urban bus of Alexandroupolis. The starting point is in front of the airport building and the trip to the city center takes about 20 minutes.
You can also reach the city with your own car.
If you do not have your own car, you can take the city bus or taxi. Alternatively, you can walk around to get to know every corner.