Alexandroupolis Travel Guide

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Alexandroupolis Things to Do

  • Armenian Orthodox Church

    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.

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  • The Lighthouse

    The lighthouse is in the picturesque part of the waterfront and provides great opportunities for picture taking. Nevertheless, there isn't much to do at the lighthouse, and is really just a great way to enjoy the outdoors when in Alexandroupoli.

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  • Ecclesiastical Art Museum

    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...

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  • Don't miss

    If you are in Alexandroupolis don't forget to visit first of all the excellent blue flag beaches in and around the city. Then go to Makri, Maroneia, Evros Delta, Dadia Forest and do not miss the quiet but nature-rich Samothraki island

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  • Dadia Forest

    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.

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  • Evros region

    When visiting Alexandroupolis you should definately spend a couple of days travelling all the way up to Evros. There are so many small villages where you will find all the tradition and the natural beauty of the region

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Alexandroupolis Hotels

  • Grand Hotel Egnatia

    Parko Egnatia, Alexandroupolis, 68-100, gr

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Thraki Palace Hotel And Conference

    4TH Km New Road, Alexandroupolis, Evros, 68100, GR

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Apartment Hotel Athina

    Palailogou 53, Alexandroupolis, 68100, Greece

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

Alexandroupolis Restaurants

  • Don't miss KTHMA restaurant

    Great fresh fish every day, lobster spaggeti and other great dishes. 8 kilometers from Alexandroupolis on the road to Komotini (after the big hospital, on the left side) Lobster spaghetti, rocket salad special, fishes, great wine selection

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  • Homemade style pastries

    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!!!

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Alexandroupolis Nightlife

  • Nightlife in Alexandroupolis

    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...

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  • LOVE STORY AR ALEXANSROUPOLIS!!!

    ALEXANDROUPOLIS IS A WONDERFUL PLACE, I WAS FOR 9MONTHS AS ERASMUS STUDENT AND I HAD FUN IN ALL THE NIGHT CLUBS OF THE CITY, SPECIALLY IN DELPHINI...I MISS TO MUCH GREEK BOYS... SPECIALY BILL IN ODOS MUDANION 2 FLOOR...1JULY 2003

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  • Winter night out

    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...

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Alexandroupolis Transportation

  • Alexandroupoli - Istanbul by bus

    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,...

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  • Buses to Istanbul

    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" meltravel@meltravel.gr

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  • From/ to Turkey

    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!

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Alexandroupolis Local Customs

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    by Yiannis2000 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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!

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    by JuliaK Written Dec 14, 2002

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    Fondest memory: 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!!!

    Sunset Alexandroupolis

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