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The castle of Didymoticho, or as it is called by locals "Kale", dominates a rocky hill 107m., on the left shore of Erythropotamos. The district saves traces of human presence from pre-historic times. The castle is protected by a wall total length of approximately 1800m., which regularly strengthened by round and rectangular towers, twenty-four in total, which date from the early ...
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In the central square of Didymoticho, on the base of the hill, where lies the Byzantine Didymoticho, stands the so-called Bayezid mosque, one of the most majestically Ottoman mosques in Greece. Founded on the road leading to the main gate of the castle was the center of gravity of the ottoman city that grew out of it. According to traditions dating back to the era of the Turkish traveler...

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In a special space at the basement of Sacred Pilgrimage Church of Holy Mary Eleftherotria operates the Ecclesiastical Museum of Bishop of Didymoteicho. It has a remarkable collection of religious images and other sacred objects, such as ecclesiastical vestments, books etc. Several of the exhibits are rare and valuable. The images are mostly of the post-Byzantine period, reaching up to ...
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The original collection that formed the core of the museum began to be accumulated by teachers of the region in 1965 at the 2nd Primary School of Didymoteicho, to rescue the folklore heritage of the region. In 1973 the "Cultural Association Folk Museum of Didymoteicho" was founded and the material was transferred to the neoclassical building of Hatzirvassanis, where until now has housed ...
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Inside the castle, former residence of Vafeiadis, the renovated building of the Greek interwar, is housed the Municipal Gallery of Didymoteicho. It was founded in 2000 to host the works of the internationally renowned painter Dimitrios Nalbandis. It was decorated internally and externally in eleven months time by the same painter, under voluntary offer to its hometown and the memory of ...
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In the city center, on a land granted by the municipality of Didymoteicho, there is the Byzantine Museum. Its construction was completed in March 2009 and its permanent exhibition is currently being organized. In its halls, it will accommodate archaeological finds from all the region around Didymoteicho, but also from all Thrace, covering the years of the Roman occupation in the region ...
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The Military Museum od Didymoteicho was founded in 2000 and is housed in a traditional building provided by the Municipality Didymoteicho. To go to the Museum, you will follow the National Road Alexandroupoli-Orestiada. Daily (except Mondays) from 9:00 a.m to 14:00 p.m, Wednesday from 18:00 p.m to 20:00 p.m and Sunday from 11:00 a.m to 14:00 p.m.The Museum has WC, private parking for ...

Local Events

Feast of Marides
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Didymoticho
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Marides was a genuine Thracian tribe with a rich folk culture. Their customs were similar to those of their distant ancestors of ancient Thracians. In northern Evros, in the valley of Erythropotamos, near Didymoteicho there are 13 villages of the Marides tribe. Proud of their ancestry, the Marides tribe still maintain elements of their tradition. At the thirteen villages of Marides ...
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The Folklore Association "Didyma Teixi” (The Twins Walls), in collaboration with the Regional Unit of Evros and the support of the Municipality of Didymoteicho, celebrate the Christmas in a fairytale setting placed in the central square of the city, where Saint Vasileios (Santa Claus) and his assistants are willing to travel the children, as well as the older one, who want to feel for ...
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23/12/2015 - 31/12/2015...
AGROZOO 2016
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Prosotsani
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26/08/2016 - 28/08/2016...

Archeological Sites

Fisilti Hamami
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Didymoticho
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The Bath of Fisilti (or Fisilti Hamami) are located in the southern part of the city, next to the banks of River Erythropotamos. It is a monument of unique value, as it"s probably the earliest surviving Ottoman bath in southeastern Europe. The baths are divided into three parts, with the changing rooms to be housed by an impressive perforated dome, in a warm and cozy apartment section. ...
Castle in Pythion
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Didymoticho
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The Castle in Pythio (of the Byzantine Empythio) is located 16 km north of Didymoteicho, near the railway bridge, which enters from the Greek to the Turkish ground. It was built from 1331 to 1341 by Ioannis Kantakouzenos VI, who used it to control the crossings from the valley of the Evros river. Back then, this great river was navigable almost until Filipoypoli and it was the main ...
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The burial mound of Thirea islocated in the 8th kilometer of national road of Didymoteicho - Orestiada between Thireas and Asimenio villages. This is one of the largest mounds in the northern Evros with diameter of 47.5 meters and a height of 10 meters. During excavations was revealed the skeleton of a horse and various parts of the harness. Next to the horse a bronze vessel, an iron ...
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The hill of Agia Petra in south-eastern side of Didymoteicho has been largely associated with the Roman Plotinopoli. The city was founded by the Roman emperor Trajan, named in honor of his wife Plotina. This hill, in a strategic position, attracted the archaeological interest before the Second World War. In 1965, during the construction of a trench by soldiers was found a hammered gold ...

Settlements

Didymoteicho
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Didymoticho
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Didymoteicho is a town in Western Thrace and capital of the homonymous province of Evros. It is located 85 km away from Alexandroupoli and 2 km away from the Greek borders with Turkey. In Didymoteicho flows through a tributary of the Evros, Erythropotamos. It was built on the ancient Plotinoupolis, which played an important role in the period of the Byzantine Empire. The cultural ...
Metaxades
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Didymoticho
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Next to the Greek-Bulgarian borders lies the quaint village of Metaxades. Most of the village’s houses are an example of a unique and rare architecture. Classic and elaborate, the houses are built with the local stone and timber, which are carved on hand until today, making the village one of the prettiest of the Prefecture. The use of stone, both as an outdoor decorative and an ...
Pythio
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Didymoticho
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The village Pythion is located 16 km northeast of Didymoteicho, next to the river Evros and in the Byzantine times was called Empythion. There it has been reserved almost intact one of the finest Byzantine architectural creations that was served as a resort of the Byzantine emperor Ioanni Katakousinos. Also, the train station of the village was an important focal point, as it was ...
Paliouri
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Didymoticho
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Paliouri is one of the quaintest villages of the northeastern Evros. It is located about 3 km east of Metaxades village and is one of the oldest villages in the area. Its original name was Trilofos (Three Hills), because it was built on three small hills. According to tradition, the present name derives from a Byzantine queen who visited the area and named after the spiny shrubs called ...

Monasteries, Temples& Churches

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Therapio is a village in the northern part of Evros, near the Bulgarian border. It is located there the Holy Church of the Assumption and erected in 1895. A three-aisled basilica with a wooden roof, whose special interest shows the painted decoration of the roof.Management Body: Holy Metropolis of Didymoticho Orestiada and SoufliTel. +302553022901...
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The initial phase of the temple should probably be placed at the end of the 17th and early 18th century. It is a small church that follows the formula of two-aisled basilica with a wooden roof. The church is a peculiar low building with porch loft and slightly elevated ground for women, separated from the main church by latticed. In the lower part of the walls are located one meter from ...
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The temple is located on the northwestern edge of the fortified hill in the area that had kept the name "Palio". In the Church of Saint George Palaiokastritou, where in 1341 John Kantakouzenos was crowned emperor, later Armenianst made their religion, until 1735, where the Armenian Church of Saint George is erected, the Surp Kevork. Today, from the rich material that was once in the ...
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The monastery was built east of the village Kornofolia. The Monastery keeps a copy of the renowned image of Holy Mary of Athos, as well as relics of the foot of Saint Charalambos. The monastery underwent many disasters during the Greek-Turkish War in the early of 20th century. Nevertheless, it hosted many refugees during the great displacement in 1922.Management Body: Holy Metropolis of ...