Alexandroupolis Travel Guide
Museum of Ecclesiastic Art
Museum of Ecclesiastic Art
Where the river meets the sea
Fishboat at the upper Delta
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...
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.
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...
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
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-...
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
If you visit Alexandroulis in...
If you visit Alexandroulis in July, try to get to the annual River Party(mostly Greek music, food etc.) of ARDAS some 120 kms north, at the border to both Bulgaria and Turkey.
Motel Egnatia: Motel Egnatia
Just a year ago the whole hotel was demolished and built again. Now it is modern and more european!!Beeing so new and almost in the center of the city, inside the pine wood park, makes it very popular with the visitors which are under a certain budget as well.It has 96 rooms...
KTHMA: 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
Poiotita kai Paradosi (Quality and Tradition): 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!!!
Caffes, Bars & Bouzoukia: 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"...
SUPERDELPHINI: 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
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",...
Akrotiri: Summer night out
It is a place where you can go and enjoy the sea breeze,with your drink and your friends. Popular spot to go during the night and before clubbing, especially if the day was very hot (very common...). It can be very busy and crowded so beware of "delays" in your orders..There...
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...
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...
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...
There is a very nice road,...
There is a very nice road, Egnatia, connecting Alexandroypolis to Thessaloniki (320 kms- 4 hours drive) and to the turkish border and Istanbul.Egnatia is still under construction, but many parts have already been completed, especially from the port of Kavala and...
Western Thrace, THRAKI as we...
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!
Written Aug 24, 2002
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!!!
Written Dec 14, 2002
Explore Deeper into Alexandroupolis