Evros

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 river Evros, which is the largest in the Balkans.

The capital of Evros, Alexandroupoli is built to the south of the prefecture. The port of Alexandroupoli, 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 Evros Delta, 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.