"The crossroad of people, cultures and beauty"
Alexandroupolis, the Dadia Forest and the Evros Delta… Alexandroupolis is a city that rekindles memories of the past and awaken the beauty of today. It is referred to as the“key” to Greece’s route to the east. Alexandroupolis luxury waterfront resort in Thrace is nestled in a city of tradition and innovation, a city of leisure and entertainment, a city of sea and tourism. It links Europe to Asia, West to East and thus its contact with the world and the rest of Greece is achieved by many means of transportation, by land, sea and air. As the capital of the Prefecture of Evros, the hospitable spirit of 60.000 inhabitants offers excellent services to its visitors.
The town of Alexandroupolis, built on the ruins of the ancient city of Sali, is a contemporary city. The modern history of the town begins in the 1850s, when fishermen from various coastal villages created a small fishing village that thanks to its strategic position at the crossroads between East and West, gradually became the most important commercial, economic and cultural centre of the whole area. Don't forget to visit the church of St. Eleftherios, the neo-classical building of the Education Academy, the two ruined mosques, the market and the lighthouse (Alexandroupolis’ landmark). The Ecclesiastic Museum, hosted in beautiful neo-classical building, features an impressive collection of Byzantine icons and treasures. Visit the stone-built neo-classical Ethnological Museum of Thrace that hosts a unique folklore collection.