There is a small Armenian minority in Greece (particularly the North) and their churches provide an interesting contrast to the numerous Greek Orthodox churches and cathedrals. This church is not open to the public, but you can enter the grounds and take pictures of the distinctly Caucasian style of the building.more
There are not many "sights" in Alexandroupolis, which is a city I suspect most people visit either to transfer to Turkey or to a ferry. Nevertheless, the Ecclesiastical Museum is wonderful and hold an impressive collection of Orthodox religious art (not just icons). The museum has a good explanation of the differences between Orthodox and Western...more
WWF supported forest and widely know all over the world for this "little" fella. Not so small though cause my dad told me that they are that big that they could lift off the ground a mature sheep!!!The protected flora and fauna, of the forest is a joy to visit between April- June, when it is not that hot and warm enough to have a nice pic-nic.more
Parko Egnatia, Alexandroupolis, 68-100, gr
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4TH Km New Road, Alexandroupolis, Evros, 68100, GR
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Palailogou 53, Alexandroupolis, 68100, Greece
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Homemade pastries (cheese/feta pies- meat pies-spinach pies..etc) Pastries as your mum can make, fresh products, beautiful local tastes. Maybe the best all-day breakfast in the town...It is for me at least since my mum makes everything in there!!! Spinach and feta pie!!!more
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Nightlife in Alexandroupolis depends first of all by the season. At summer times almost every night the bars and clubs are full of people. You can go to "So Simple" and "Akrotiri" which are the most crowded, but there are many other bars and of course there are "Bouzoukia" if you want to hear and dance greek music. At winter times there are less...more
Unfortunately Alexandroupolis is not the place for wild nights out, during the winter period.There are venues and clubs but they are not that busy. People prefer to go for an early drink/coffee or go to a "taverna"(greek restaurants). There are bars like "Velvet", "Prive", "So Simple", where you can listen to club music mainly and some greek as...more
I found the following information in the internet:There are two bus-lines, one Greek and one Turkish.The Greek line is run by OSE (Greek Railways Organisation). Departure from Athens everyday except Sunday at 19.00 evening, stop at Thessaloniki around 2.00-2.30 after midnight, Xanthi around 6.00 next day in the morning, Komotini around 7.00,...more
There is regular, daily bus traffic from Thessaloniki to Istanbul and most of them stop in Alexandroupolis, to reserve a ticket weeks in advance from our Balkan companies might be difficult and I have no idea which company to recommend.Try to contact a travel agent in greece: MELTRAVEL" firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex is the last major town of Greece on the way to Turkey (just 30 mins eastwards). The border crossing is the EVROS/ Maritsa river with has to be crossed by car only. ONLY greek taxis take you to the other side, so even if you are on the turkish side of the border you will have to call a taxi from Alexandroupolis to drive you over!more
Western Thrace, THRAKI as we call the area, has the largest concentration of muslims in Greece. Many villages but also the towns of Komotini and Xanthi (not so much Alexandroupolis) are the home of the most visible minority in Greece. Some of them are ethnic Turks, others Gypsies and Pomaks (Bulgarian muslims), remnants of the multicultural society that inhabited the whole of Greece and Turkey during the time of the Ottoman Empire (before 1920's). In a few villages you can even find people of African descent- the only 'indigenous blacks' in Greece! (I won't tell you exactly where...)
They all have their own ways of dressing, their mosques etc. After several decades of isolation and strained relations to the Greek majority, these rural people (tobacco cultivators) are gradualy being accepted as part of modern Greece.
Visiting their villages, especially in the remote nothern areas of Thraki, would give you a very special and different impression of my country!
A walk on the seaside road, while the sun goes down... the colours are always better when near the sea..
I miss going to the sea just for a walk. Its a worth of time to enjoy a realaxing evening next to the sea, either drinking your coffee in one of the many cafes that are near (or even next to the sea) , or just go to the beach and lay on the sand and watch the sunset!!!