The northeastern border of Greece, acritic Evros in Thrace, is an area of untouched natural beauty, cultural composition and environmental importance.
The northern end of the prefecture is called “Triethnes”, as there you can meet three different countries (Greece-Bulgaria-Turkey). The eastern natural border of Greece is the, which is the largest in the Balkans.
The capital of Evros, Alexandroupoli is built to the south of the prefecture. The , with the beautiful lighthouse – the point of reference of the city, is one of the most important ports in the region. The Airport of Evros is located just outside the city and is connected daily with Athens. Apart from Alexandroupoli, which occupies the southern part of the region, Evros is divided administratively into three other areas: Soufli, Didymoticho and Orestiada. Evros also has the unique island of Thrace, Samothrace, a place of outstanding natural beauty.
Whole Evros is an area of outstanding natural beauty with 13 protected areas. The most important are , the forest of Dadia and the natural beauty of Samothrace. The cultural monuments located within the limits of Evros are also important destinations for thousands of visitors who travel every year to the edge of the country: archaeological sites, Byzantine monuments, castles and churches, monasteries with great history, modern famous festivals in the Balkans and traditional customs that revive the history.
In Evros the human presence has been certified since prehistoric times, while Kikones inhabited the area according to the descriptions of Homer.
This acritic prefecture offers to visitors almost every kind of tourism.
Evros - Archaeological Sites
The ancient Homeric land of Cicones, that is Evros, has to show numerous great archaeological sites that attest its long history. The archeological sites in Evros are mostly located on the coastline of the county and they are related to the periods of prehistory, ancient Greek antiquity and Roman rule, at the end of antiquity. The archaeological site of Makri, next to Alexandroupolis hosts a settlement dating from the Neolithic period, around 4000 years BC. The Megalithic Tomb in Roussa is located in the north of Evros and dates back to the early Iron Age, around the 9th century BC. The ancient town ... Read more
Evros - Beaches
The beaches of Evros are all in the Thracian Sea and are situated on the south of the county, the area that is surrounded by the sea. They are distinguished based on their characteristics, and their geography: most are west of Alexandroupolis, the coastal route as Messimvria, the southwestern border of Evros. The beaches of Alexandroupolis are all very close to the urban fabric of the city. Beyond, there are the beaches of Makri and Dikella , with many smaller coves between them. The beaches of Evros are great in length, the more are sandy, organized and collect the number of tourists ... Read more
Evros - Buildings
The capital of Evros is one of the cities that were created in the late 19th century. Previously, there was in the area just a small port, called Dedeagatch and it served mostly fishermen. However, with the advent of railway network things changed and soon Dedeagatch became commercial and maritime center. At that time were built most of the historic buildings of Alexandroupolis. Those preserved until today are creations of special architectural value and belong to the city’s attractions. Tobacco Shop is probably the most recognizable of the historic buildings of Alexandroupolis. From the late 19th century its bulk dominates the ... Read more
Evros - Churches
Evros is a region with a wealth of churches, with a long tradition. At that time, some of the most remarkable monuments of the Byzantine tradition were built in the region; not only in Greece but also in all the conquered regions of the Byzantine Empire. Along with the churches, in Evros someone can meet hundreds of chapels and monasteries with great work, some of which exist just a few decades. Undoubtedly, the most important Byzantine monument in Evros is the church of Panagia Kosmosotira (Our Lady World’s Saviour) in Feres. It was built in the 14th century by the Byzantine ... Read more
Evros - Cultural Attractions
The area gives prominence to a culture that exists thousands of years and constitutes a synthesis of all the nations that meet at that point and have occasionally prevailed. The sights of Evros include monuments, buildings, squares and churches that are a benchmark for the whole Greece, while the most known are famous across borders. The lighthouse of Alexandroupolis is the trademark of the capital and one of the most recognizable sights of Evros. It dominates at the city’s port since the 19th century and it still works today for the ships approaching the city. The area of Soufli gives prominence to ... Read more
Evros - Hospitals - Health Centers
In Alexandroupolis operates one of the university hospitals of Greece, under the auspices of the Democritus University of Thrace. The University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, located on the outskirts of the city, at a distance of six kilometers from the center, "is a decentralized and independent organizational unit of the Regional Health System (Pe.S.Y.) of East Macedonia and Thrace", as it is referred to at the official website www.pgna.gr. The overall capacity of the hospital is 671 beds, and access is easy, as there is frequent bus service. A General Hospital operates also in the center of Didymoteicho. It is the only ... Read more
Evros - Museums
The visitors of Evros can admire its entire history through the wealth of museums found in every town, but in most of the villages as well. They host objects that recount the region’s as well as the residents’ course over the centuries, as well as important artifact of the past. The Folklore Museums in Evros that describe scenes from the lives of residents of bygone times are the one standing out. The refugee history is recorded in detail; the Historical Folklore Museum of Orestiada, for example, describes the life of refugees that founded the city, with a wealth of objects and ... Read more
Evros - Public Services
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Evros - Villages
The villages and the towns of the Evros are scattered throughout the region. The capital, Alexandroupolis, naturally dominates, as it is the largest city and the center of all activities. The characteristic of the Evros, which forms the border of three countries, makes each one of the villages of the region distinctive. The county has a total population of about 150,000 inhabitants. According to the national administrative division of territory, KALLIKRATIS, implemented in Greece on 2010, Evros is divided into five municipalities: • of Alexandroupolis • of Orestiada • of Didymoticho • of Soufli • of Samothrace. The villages of Evros is estimated ... Read more