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Beaches

Beaches of Chili
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Alexadroupoli
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Just outside Alexandroupoli, the visitor can find the settlement of Chili, where they can find many remarkable sandy beaches, such as Delfini, Kokkina Vraxia and Kalamaki, where operate beach bars and restaurants....
Kipos
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Samothrace
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At the end of the road there is the beach "Garden", a long seashore with black pebbles and crystal clear waters that is worth visiting. Just opposite you face in close Imbros. In return you can visit the nearby village of Ano Meria, where the trail starts to the impressive waterfalls of "Karya"....
Beach ΕΟΤ
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Alexadroupoli
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At a coastline of about 25 kilometers from Alexandroupoli that starts and ends in Ancient Mesimvria spreads a large number of organized beaches. The first beach in this route is the beach of EOT, coming from Alexandroupoli. In ETO there is a cafe for the swimmers and an organized camp site. Moreover, there is an enchanting open-air cinema which operates at night under sycamores trees....
Pachia ammos
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Samothrace
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After Lakkoma at the end of the road is waiting one of the most beautiful beaches of Samothrace. The clear blue waters and thick sand beach will surely captivate you during the summer months. Without any question, it is an “obligatory” stop for visitors....

Museums

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The Folklore Museum of Country is housed since 1973 in the municipality building and it hosts folk art and tradition of the island. The visitor on the ground floor of the building can see various objects exposed as "Kechagia"tools (as called by the farmers in Samothrace), agricultural tools, various tools for editing of thread and a traditional loom with all its accessories. He going up ...
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The Ecclesiastical Museum of the Holy Metropolis of Alexandroupolis housed in "Leontarideio Urban School Boys" in the courtyard of the Metropolitan Church of St. Nicholas. The museum was founded in 1975 by the Bishop of Alexandroupolis and Thessaloniki now Messrs. Anthimos. Originally housed in two halls of the Cultural Center of the Metropolis, alongside the cathedral of St. Nicholas. ...
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The museum was inaugurated in 2008. It is housed in the basement of the “Cappadocian Hestia”, the cultural center of the Cappadocian Association of Evros "Treis Hierarches", which has the oversight of the museum. The design, construction and exhibition of objects made with a representational way to convey to visitors the atmosphere of the life in the villages of Cappadocia. The ...
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The building of Historical Museum of Alexandroupoli is located in the center of the city, opposite the Town hall.The museum has a total area of 700 sq.m. which are developed on four levels. On the 1st level exist the permanent exhibition with the history of the city of Alexandroupolis . It includes separate sections for the archaeological sites around the city, the foundation of ...
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The Ethnological Museum of Thrace was established to preserve historical memory in the wider geographical region of Thrace. Housed in a stone mansion built in 1899, in Alexandroupolis, on 14 May 63 avenue. Operating since October 2002 and is a self-funded project. Sponsored in part by the Niarchos Foundation and the Ministry of Culture. The Ethnological Museum of Thrace is a living place...
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In a distance of about 2 mm east of the city of Alexandroupoli, in Platanotopos of the stream Maistrou is the Museum of Natural History. This is a modern and well equipped building, area 538 square meters fully harmonized with the natural environment. The main purpose of the Natural History Museum of Alexandroupolis is to promote biodiversity in all its levels (genetic, species, ...
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The museum has four rooms and an atrium and houses:- Room A: the reconstructed architectural parts from the buildings of the sanctuary, - Room B: restored architectural parts, sculptures and coins found in the sanctuary, - Room C: sculpture, miniature objects, and pottery from the sanctuary and the ancient city, - Room D: finds from the cemeteries, - Atrium: collection of ...

Archeological Sites

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The towers and the medieval fortifications of Samothrace are among the greatest examples of fortress architecture of the late Byzantine period in Greece. They were built by the Genoese family from Gattilussi, who dominated the island in the 15th century, after the Fourth Crusade, in order to protect it from enemy pirates, Turks and Venetians. Today only three distinctive parts of these ...
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Messemvria-Zone, a colony of Samothraki the late 7th century BC, initially served the needs of the diocese in agricultural products and commercial communication with the Thracian tribes of the hinterland. But the original rural character passed almost early - in the 6th century B.C. - in a second place, as well as trading and maritime movement of goods proved to be very safe and ...
Tsepel Kagia Hill
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Alexadroupoli
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In Hill Tsepel Kayan, now called Mytero or Monastery Hill, 4 km north from the village of Avantas to Aisymi, there are rocks carved in the shape of chairs and tables, as well as murals depicting constellations. Ruins and traces of buildings have been discovered, that it is probable to be a place of worship of the Kikonon tribe of the ancient Thracians. The climb up to the hill, is easy ...
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On the north side of the island, in Paleopolis near Archaeological Museum is the archaeological site of Paleopolis. It is remarkable and very important archaeological site since at this point took place the famous Kaviria Mysteries. The religious and public buildings are those where, mainly, preserved in ruins till today. The first excavations at the Sanctuary Area, dating from 1863. ...

Settlements

Therma
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Samothrace
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One of the most visited villages where one can enjoy a hot path in the sanative springs, visit the church of Christ, hike to the Gria Vathra and bathe in the cool podium, but also on terraces of Paradisos . In Therma there is also a beach and two municipal campsites. From here starts the E6 European hiking trail that leads to the Feggari, the peak of the mountain Saos. Therma attract the...
Kamariotissa
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Samothrace
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The port of Samothraki is in Kamariotisa. Here you can visit the lake of Saint Andrew, the Church of Kamariotisa where there is the image of Holy Mary of Kamariotisa. Also, you can purchase traditional products (sweet praousti traditional chaslama, handmade soaps, honey, wine, hooch, olive oil, olives crushed or push lock, homemade liqueurs, noodles, trahana local teas and herbs) and ...
Prophet Elias
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Samothrace
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The Prophet Elias is a must in order to taste the famous lamb spit Samothrace, while in the chapel of Prophet Elias you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets. Also, you can combine it with a trip earlier in the waterfall of Xiropotamos....
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In Traianoupolis, near the town founded by Emperor Trajan is located the village Baths, which is famous for its thermal baths. The Baths are located 16 km northeast of Alexandroupolis. The ruins of ancient Traianoupolis rescued off the current settlement of Baths. A hostel, the building of hot baths "Hannah" and adjacent domed buildings carry their history through the centuries. Today, ...
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The City of Samothraki is located 6 km away from the port of Kamariotisa to the interior of the island. It was built in the 16th century AD, amphitheatrically at the foot of Mountain Saos, on the ruins of the medieval castle of Gatelouzi. It is a traditional village that preserves its quainty character. In the village’s square, called Efkas, the Ottoman soldiers killed all the men of ...

Hotsprings

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The Sanative spring of Psarotherma is located in the northern part of the island, at an altitude of 60 meters on the hill of Psarotherma. In Samothrace the thermal waters, the natural environment, and the climate combine ideally to the triptych-thermalism-Ecology-Culture. In the space gush five spas, characterized as superheated, as the water temperature ranges from 30 to 100 ° C, the ...

Mountains

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Samothrace offers various hiking possibilities. Indicatively: Mountain Saos, peak Moon. From the village of Therma, and in a short distance, the path begins and leads to the highest point of Mount Saos, in the peak Moon (1,624 m). According to Homer in this mountain the god Neptune have been sitting so as to monitor the Trojan war. The route to the peak passes through an initially ...

Monasteries, Temples& Churches

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Hooked up on the rocks on the south side of Samothrace, at the road to Pachia Ammos Beach, there is the small church of Holy Mary Krimniotissa. The access is difficult, but it is worth a visit and the view over the Aegean Sea and the island of Imbros will definitely amaze you. According to the legend, the church was built in the Byzantine iconoclastic period (730-843 AD). A religious ...
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The small church of St. Theodore is modulated inside the cave of Zonaio mountain. The surviving wall painting seems to cover several years, but especially two phases are distinguished, belonging to the 11th and 13th century, when they formed to places of worship. It is basically a cave in which the pilgrim can enter from a metal construction with ladder. In the walls of the cave, despite...
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Samothrace was the first European territory that the Apostle Paul was visited. The Pew Apostle Paul is located on the north side of Samothrace in the 7th km of road Kamariotisa-Thermes Baths. It is a semicircular colonnade built with Samothrace building art and tradition adorned by four large mosaics portraying the passage of the Apostle Paul from the island in 49 AD. In the center is ...

Monuments

Roman Via Egnatia
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Alexadroupoli
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Alexandroupolis is the capital of the prefecture of Evros and one of the most important ports and trade of northeastern Greece. The symbol of the city and the starting point of the visitors, is the French architecture Lighthouse of Alexandroupolis, which overlooks the road along the coast. The lighthouse is composed of a cylindrical tower with a wide base, from assembled stones, on top ...
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Another neoclassical building in the city of Alexandroupoli, which is a benchmark, is the Educational Academy of Zarifios, which for more than half a century was the only senior spiritual institution throughout the Western Thrace. It was built in 1923 and until 1934 served as School. Until 1968 it had worked as a Educational Academy and now houses the city"s primary schools....
Metropolis Square
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Alexadroupoli
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The Mitropolis Square is another space of historical reference in the city of Alexandroupolis. The urban fabric around the square is characteristic example the architecture in the late of the 19th century, with neoclassical influences. It includes: - The Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, founded in 1901.- The Leontarideio male School of Dedeagatch, built in 1909 and donated by the merchant ...

Waterfalls

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The famous Vathres of Samothrace are a real monument of nature and they consist of a number of sources, which radiate down from the mountain and form many small waterfalls, which create small natural pools in the rocks and trees. The most famous vathres are those of river Tsivdogianni near Therma, where there is also the starting point for the ascent of Mount Saos. The landscape is of ...
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The route for the Cape of Fonias passes through the riparian forest with ancient trees, alders and ferns, and leads to the waterfalls of Fonias. Within dense vegetation and from the peak Moon, from where the river starts, the waters end at this point to form a waterfall of 20 meters....

Cities

Alexandroupoli
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Alexadroupoli
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The capital of the prefecture is a modern tourist town with many hotels, countless restaurants, cafés and a major trading center. The city was just 30 km away from the Greek-Turkish border, 310 km from Thessaloniki and is accessible by road, air, and train. The major attractions are the Lighthouse beach, the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and the building of Zarifeia Academy. ...

Sports

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Κάθε χρόνο, στις αρχές Αυγούστου, διοργανώνεται διεθνής ιστιοπλοϊκός καλοκαιρινός αγώνας από το Ναυταθλητικό Όμιλο Αλεξανδρούπολης σε συνεργασία με τον Αθλητικό Οργανισμό του Δήμου Αλεξανδρούπολης με την άδεια...
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Η ποδηλατική διαδρομή Μάκρη-Μεσημβρία (Αρχαιολογικός χώρος ζώνης Μεσημβρίας-Μαρώνεια αποτελεί μια από τις εντυπωσιακές παραλιακές διαδρομές στην Ελλάδα, η οποία συναντά το ορειβατικό μονοπάτι Ε6 που οδηγεί στην...

Islands

Samothraki
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Samothrace
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Samothraki, island of the Great GodsThe name Samothraki derives from the prohellenic word ‘samos’, meaning altitude and ‘Thrace’ and translates as High Thraki.Samothraki is a place of exceptional natural beauty with wild un-spoilt nature, hidden rocky slopes, rich flora and fauna, plane forests, which often reach the shore, pine trees, chestnut trees, cedars and Mediterranean ...

Local Events

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03/09/2016 - 03/09/2016...
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The older cultural institution of Alexandroupoli, from the 1980s, is opening its "gates" every year under the familiar light of Faros (lighthouse)! The Book Festival is a unique cultural event for the city and the surrounding area, happening on July every year. The exhibition is organized by the bookstores of the city in cooperation with the Association of Cultural Institutions of Evros ...
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O Αμπελουργικός Συνεταιρισμός Σαμοθράκης πραγματοποιεί κάθε χρόνο στα τέλη Νοέμβριου τη γιορτή τσίπουρου, η οποία έχει αγκαλιαστεί από τους ντόπιους παραγωγούς και όχι μόνο. Η γιορτή αυτή έχει γίνει πλέον θεσμός ...
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Every year on May 14 the freedom of Alexandroupoli is celebrated . The historic day for the city is flanked by a variable a program of cultural activities and events that begin each year on May 5th and last until May 14....
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Τα Κύματα Πολιτισμού αποτελούν ένα σύνολο πολιτιστικών εκδηλώσεων, που διοργανώνονται από το Δήμο Αλεξανδρούπολης κάθε καλοκαίρι. Περιλαμβάνουν την έκθεση βιβλίου, τη γιορτή κρασιού, θεατρικές παραστάσεις, ...
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Thanks to the Cultural Association of Samothrace many of the customs and traditions that express the religious faith have still been retained and celebrate the feasts of local churches. On August 6 in Chora village, it is celebrated the anniversary of Christ with a morning service at chapel of the Transfiguration of Christ. The locals named the celebration as "Soteras Feast", the night ...
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Thanks to the Cultural Association of Samothrace have still been retained many of the customs and traditions that express the religious faith and celebrate the feasts of local churches. So, in the middle of summer, on 26 July, the anniversary Feast of Saint Paraskevi, celebrates the namesake chapel next to the archaeological site of Paleopolis. After the morning service at the church, ...