Evros - Culture

  • Ταχυδρομείο

    Το κτίριο του Ταχυδρομείου έχει κριθεί διατηρητέο από το Σεπτέμβριο του 2012

  • Πρώτο Δημοτικό

    Το Πρώτο Δημοτικό της Αλεξανδρούπολης είναι σχολικό κτήριο που φιλοξένησε κατά καιρούς πρόσφυγες στην πόλη.

  • Παλιό Νοσοκομείο

    Το Παλιό Νοσοκομείο της Αλεξανδρούπολης χτίστηκε το 19ο αιώνα και λειτούργησε ως νοσοκομείο κατά το μεγαλύτερο μέρος του 20ού.

  • Μητροπολιτικός Ναός Αγίου Νικολάου

    O Μητροπολιτικός Ναός Αγίου Νικολάου είναι αφιερωμένος στον προστάτη των ναυτικών και βρίσκεται στο κέντρο της Αλεξανδρούπολης.

  • Μεταμόρφωση Σωτήρα Αλεξανδρούπολης

    Μεταξύ των εκκλησιών της Αλεξανδρούπολης βρίσκεται και ο Ιερός Ναός Μεταμορφώσεως του Σωτήρα, η δεύτερη μεγαλύτερη εκκλησία της Βόρειας Ελλάδας.

  • Καθολική Εκκλησία Αλεξανδρούπολης

    Ο Ναός του Αγίου Ιωσήφ είναι η Καθολική εκκλησία της Αλεξανδρούπολης. Χτίστηκε το 1901 από την καθολική κοινότητα της πόλης.

  • Ιστορικό Μουσείο Αλεξανδρούπολης

    Το Ιστορικό Μουσείο Αλεξανδρούπολης δημιουργήθηκε από τον Σύλλογο Αρχαιοφίλων και πολιτιστικής κληρονομιάς Έβρου.

  • Ιερά Μονή Αγίου Ιωάννου του Θεολόγου

    Η Ιερά Μονή Αγίου Ιωάννου του Θεολόγου στο Αετοχώρι της Τραϊανούπολης είναι ανδρικό μοναστήρι που ιδρύθηκε το 1989 από τον τότε Μητροπολίτη Άνθιμο.

  • Εθνολογικό Μουσείο Θράκης

    Ένας πολύ σοβαρός λόγος για να επισκεφτείτε την Αλεξανδρούπολη είναι το Εθνολογικό Μουσείο Θράκης που στεγάζεται σε πέτρινο νεοκλασικό του 1899.

  • Δημοτική Πινακοθήκη Δ. Ναλμπάντη

    Η Δημοτική Πινακοθήκη στο Διδυμότειχο φιλοξενεί τα έργα του ζωγράφου Δημητρίου Ναλμπάντη. Στεγάζεται σε ένα διώροφο κτίριο του μεσοπολέμου στο κέντρο της πόλης.

  • Αρμενική Εκκλησία

    Η Αρμενική Εκκλησία Αλεξανδρούπολης, ο Άγιος Καραμπέτ χτίστηκε το 1875 από Αρμένιους που ήρθαν για το χτίσιμο της νέας πόλης.

  • Άγιος Εύπλους

    Ο Άγιος Εύπλους στο λιμάνι της Αλεξανδρούπολης χτίστηκε σε ανάμνηση του Άγιου Εύπλου στο λιμάνι της Αίνου που σήμερα ανήκει στην Τουρκία.

  • Άγιος Ελευθέριος Αλεξανδρούπολης

    Ο Άγιος Ελευθέριος είναι μία από τις ομορφότερες ορθόδοξες εκκλησίες της Αλεξανδρούπολης.

  • Άγιος Αθανάσιος Σουφλίου

    Ο Ιερός Ναός Αγίου Αθανασίου στην πάνω συνοικία στο Σουφλί, διαθέτει πλήθος εικόνων και εκκλησιαστικών κειμηλίων. Χτίστηκε το 1848 στη θέση παλαιότερου ναού.

  • Αγία Κυριακή Αλεξανδρούπολης

    Στην Αγία Κυριακή Αλεξανδρούπολης φυλάσσεται τεμάχιο από το ιερό λείψανο της Αγίας καθώς και η θαυματουργή εικόνα από την Αίνο της Θράκης.

  • Λαογραφικό Μουσείο Σουφλίου «Γνάφαλα»

    Το Λαογραφικό μουσείο Σουφλίου «Γνάφαλα», στεγάζει την πλουσιότατη ιδιωτική συλλογή της οικογένειας Μπουρουλίτη.

  • Αrchaeological site of Makri

    The archaeological site of Makri is located very close to the present village, 12 kilometers from Alexandroupolis and it was discovered during the World War I.

  • Post Office

    The building of the Post Office has been declared a listed building since the September of 2012.

  • National Festival of Traditional Dances of Anthia

    A festival of traditional dances where clubs from across the country participate. It takes place every summer in Antheia of Evros.

  • The lighthouse of Alexandroupolis

    The Lighthouse of Alexandroupolis is the registered trademark, the naval symbol of the city, which when it was first inhabited, in the mid-19th century, it was exactly that; a maritime city with a brand new port, on the course of the ships that entered the Bosporus or the Mediterranean. The construction of a lighthouse was deemed necessary and it began around 1850, by the French Company of Ottoman Lighthouses.

  • Alexandroupolis Ecclesiastical Museum

    In the Alexandroupolis Ecclesiastical Museum are exhibited, among others, sacred artifacts that the refugees brought from their homelands during the uprooting.

  • Ιφκάδια

    Άλλο ένα ζυμαρικό – μετά το ουμάτς – που παρασκευάζεται αποκλειστικά στον Έβρο και κυρίως από τους αγροτικούς συνεταιρισμούς, είναι τα ιφκάδια.

  • Military Museum of Didymoteicho

    The history of the Greek Army in the Military Museum of Didymoteicho. It is housed in a three-storey building of the early 20th century.

  • Natural History Museum of Alexandroupolis

    The Natural History Museum of Alexandroupolis presents the most important ecosystems and habitats of Evros, through a video-documentary.

  • Art of Silk Museum in Soufli

    The Tsiakiri Silk House that is engaged in the production and manufacturing of silk created a unique multi-use facility in the city center.

  • Silk Museum of Soufli

    The Silk Museum of Soufli presents all the stages of silk manufacturing, as it was happening in Soufli during the 19th and 20 th century.

  • Folklore Museum of Cappadocians in Alexandroupolis

    The entire history of Cappadocia before the uprooting is presented at the Folklore Museum founded by the Cappadocians in Alexandroupolis.

  • Folklore Museum of Didymoteicho

    The collection of the Folklore Museum of Didymoteicho includes items related to the daily life of residents of past times.

  • Folklore Collection of Nikos Gkotsis

    The Folklore Collection of Nikos Gkotsis in Feres includes approximately 1.700 items of folklore content gathered by the collector.

  • Historical Museum of Alexandroupolis

    The Historical Museum of Alexandroupolis was created by the Association of Friends of Antiquity and Cultural Heritage of Evros.

  • Historical and Folklore Museum of Orestiada

    The Historical and Folklore Museum of Orestiada hosts exhibits of the refugee history of the town, the uprooting and settlement at the new town.

  • Tekes of Roussa

    The Tekes of Roussa is the Monastery of Bektashi Dervishes and is one of the oldest in the Balkans.

  • Panagia of Evros

    The monastery of Panagia of Evros is located on the coastal region of Makri and belongs to the Metropolis of Alexandroupolis. It hosts about 45 nuns.

  • Panagia Portaitissa

    In the Church of Panagia Portaitissa of Soufli visitors can see a replica of the homonymous great icon that is hosted by the Iveron Monastery on Athos.

  • Panagia Kosmosotira

    The Monastery of Panagia Kosmosotira in Feres was built in 1151 AC by the Byzantine Emperor Isaac Komnenos, based on the plans of Hagia Sofia.

  • The Rocky Church of Saints Theodores

    The Rocky Church of Saints Theodores a bit outside Alexandroupolis has a rich decoration and is built in a cave.

  • Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos

    The Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos in the village of Lefkimmi in Evros is impressive despite its humble architecture. It was inaugurated in 1902.

  • Saint George in Soufli

    The Church of Saint George in Soufli dominates with its magnificence and has a wooden carved iconostasis of exceptional beauty that is priceless.

  • Church of Saint Anastasia

    The Church of Saint Anastasia in Makri was built in 1833. It has many ecclesiastical artifacts and the icon of Panagia that was recovered from the port.

  • Muslim mosque of Alexandroupolis

    The Muslim mosque of Alexandroupolis is located in the city since 19th century, even though it has been burnt down twice.

  • Monastery of Dadia

    The Monastery of Dadia is located in the Forest of Dadia in Soufli. It is considered to be one of the most historic monasteries of the region.

  • Metropolitan Church of Saint Nicholas

    The Metropolitan Church of Saint Nicholas is dedicated to the patron of sailors and is located in the center of Alexandroupolis.

  • Ethnological Museum of Thrace

    A very good reason to visit Alexandroupolis is the Ethnological Museum of Thrace that is housed in a stone neoclassical building of 1899.

  • Transfiguration of Jesus in Alexandroupolis

    Among the churches of Alexandroupolis there is the Church of the Transfiguration of Jesus, the second biggest church of Northern Greece.

  • Catholic Church of Alexandroupolis

    The Church of Saint Joseph is the Catholic Church of Alexandroupolis. It was built in 1901 by the city’s Catholic community.

  • Nalbandis Municipal Art Gallery

    The Municipal Art Gallery in Didymoteicho hosts the paintings of the painter Dimitris Nalbandis. It is housed in a two-storey building of the interwar period.

  • Holy Monastery of Saint John the Theologian

    The Holy Monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Aetochori of Alexandroupolis is a male monastery that was founded in 1989 by the then Bishop Anthimos.

  • “Gnafala” – Folklore Museum of Soufli

    The “Gnafala” Folklore Museum of Soufli houses the very rich private collection of the Bouroulitis family.

  • Armenian Church

    The Armenian Church of Alexandroupolis, that is Saint Carabet, was built in 1875 by Armenians who came to built the new city.

  • Saint Efplous

    Saint Efplous at the port of Alexandroupolis was built in commemoration of Saint Efplous at the port of Aenus that today belongs to Turkey.

  • Saint Eleftherios of Alexandroupolis

    Saint Eleftherios is one of the most beautiful Orthodox churches of Alexandroupolis.

  • Saint Athanasius of Soufli

    The Church of Saint Athanasius at the upper side of Soufli has a great number of icons and ecclesiastical relics. It was built in 1848.

  • House of Antoinette

    The House of Antoinette is entirely built of wood and it hosts the homonymous the Association of Greek-French Friendship .

  • Saint Kyriaki of Alexandroupolis

    In the church of Saint Kyriaki of Alexandroupolis, it is kept a part of the Saint’s holy relic, as well as her miraculous icon from the town of Aenus of Thrace.

  • Post Office

    The building of the Post Office has been declared a listed building since the September of 2012.

  • First Primary School

    The First Primary School is a school building that occasionally hosted refugees in the city.

  • Old Hospital

    The Old Military Hospital of Alexandroupolis was built in the 19th century and served as hospital for most of the 20th century.

  • Mill Massoura

    The Mill of Massoura was built in 1930 in Alexandroupolis and worked as flour milling industry unit until 1967.

  • Leontarideios School

    The Leontarideios School is located n the Mitropoleos Square and now operates as an Ecclesiastical Museum.

  • Tobacco Shop

    The Tobacco Shop is the most imposing building in the urban landscape of Alexandroupolis. It was constructed in 1892 and was restored in 2014.

  • Bishopric

    The Bishopric is a two-storey building next to the Catholic Church of Alexandroupolis.

  • Municipal Conservatory

    The Municipal Conservatory of Alexandroupolis is housed in a neoclassical building of 1933.

  • The building of Democritus

    The building of the Democritus University is located in Alexandroupolis’ city center and it used to house the National Bank.

  • Warehouses of the Port

    The Warehouses of the Port of Alexandroupolis were constructed in 19th century and constituted the city’s trade center.

  • 3rd Primary School

    The building of the 3rd Primary School of Alexandroupolis has been housing since the mid-19th century many city schools.

  • Tomb of Elaphochori

    The underground built Tomb of Elaphochori, outside Evros, is built with stones from Metaxades quarry. It is considered to be the oldest underground Thracian tomb.

  • Traianoupolis

    The ruins of Traianoupolis, 14 km. east of Alexandroupolis, attest the importance of the Roman city that was an important center for many centuries.

  • Burial Tumulus of Doxipara

    The Burial Tumulus of Doxipara is the only burial spot in Greece with buried carriages and horses with which the dead were transported to the tumulus.

  • Plotinopolis

    The ancient Plotinopolis southeast of Didymoteicho was founded by the Emperor Trajan in honor of his wife, Plotina.

  • Megalithic Tomb in Roussa

    Impressive as to its size, the megalithic Tomb in Roussa of the 9th century consists of 5 huge slabs that form a “box”.

  • Αrchaeological site of Makri

    The archaeological site of Makri is located very close to the present village, 12 kilometers from Alexandroupolis and it was discovered during the World War I.

  • Ζώνη – Μεσημβρία

    Η πιο σημαντική από τις αποικίες της Σαμοθρακικής Περαίας της Κλασικής Εποχής, η Ζώνη, ανακαλύφθηκε στην παραλιακή περιοχή μεταξύ Μαρώνειας και Αλεξανδρούπολης. Ο χώρος ονομάζεται Ζώνη - Μεσημβρία, καθώς μέχρι να ταυτιστεί με το ονομαστό κέντρο της Θράκης, ονομαζόταν Μεσημβρία.

  • Zoni – Mesimvria

    The archaeological site of Zoni-Mesimvria is one of the important in the region It is located in the coastal region between Maronia and Alexandroupoli.

  • Ancient Doriskos

    The Ancient Dariskos was famous for its strong fortress. This is the hill from which Xerxes was counting his army during the Persian Wars.

  • Christian Monuments in Didymoteicho

    Didymoteicho, a city with an ambiance of its own, played a special role in Byzantium as it constituted an important centre with a significant development. Large and smaller Orthodox churches were built along the boundaries of the city. Today, they constitute monuments, landmarks, as wells as places of pilgrimage for visitors from all over the world.

  • Castle of Kale

    The most famous castle in Thrace. During the Byzantine Empire, Didymoteicho was an important commercial, administrative and military centre. The Castle of Kale was a strong fortified castle town for many centuries. It is estimated that it was created in the 6th century, while in its heyday the Castle became the capital of the Empire twice in the 14th century. Today, one kilometer of the castle wall survives in a very good condition, while in many points its height reaches twelve meters. The 24 towers have been standing proudly for more than 1000 years. All of them carry monograms, inscriptions or symbols of the masters that built them.

  • The Mines of Kirki

    The mines of Kirki are located three kilometers away from the homonymous village and have been abandoned since 1997.

  • Metropolis Square

    It is the central square of Alexandroupolis. Three very important buildings compose the view of the Metropolis Square. The two of these neoclassical buildings were education centres from the early 20th century. Between them stands the Metropolitan Church of Saint Nicholas which was also built in the early 20th century by the first residents of the new city in order to honor their patron saint, as the majority of them were seamen. At the right side of the Metropolis Square there is the old elementary school where prominent figures of Alexandroupolis such as Athanasios Spanos, Angelos Poimenidis and Theodoros Charalampidis were teachers. On the left of the Metropolitan Church is situated the Leontaridios Urban Boys School, the old high school which today houses the Ecclesiastic Museum. On one side of the square there is a small garden with marble busts of bishops of the city.

  • Tzivre Silk Mill in Soufli

    It is located in Soufli, at the entrance of the town. Its imposing, towering chimney, although smokeless for more than half a century, welcomes the visitors to one of the most important centers of silk production of the 20th century.

  • The Great Temenos (Didymoteicho)

    The great temenos of Didymoteicho is the most ancient mosque on European soil, one of the most important and the biggest of all in the Balkans.

  • Castle of Pythio

    Its central tower still stands grand today and constitutes an important example of military architecture in Greece. The castle of Pythio is built on a low hill of the eastern Rhodope, 14 km away from Didymoteicho. It was established during the first half of the 14th century, on the occasion of the internal disputes for the Byzantine throne: John VI Katakouzenos claimed the empire from the rightful heir, John III Paleologus, and proceeded to the construction of the fortress at this spot so that he can control the plain of Evros.

  • Castles of Avantas and Potamos

    They are both located out of the village of Avantas, ten kilometers away from Alexandroupolis. The entire area has castles on hillocks and rocks that allow the supervision of the plain and the passage from Rhodope and Komotini. The Castle of Avantas is also called Boz Tepe, from the homonymous hill on which it is built. Its ruins are visible only if someone gets really close to them. The ascent begins from the west side of the hill and it takes about 20 minutes. A magnificent gate with two tall towers on either side and the castle ramparts with the steps leading there still survive. The view of the entire plain from the battlements full justifies the construction of the castle at this spot. The ruins that a visitor can see today date from the 13th century, although, there are findings at the spot that date back from the Mycenaean period.

  • Zarifios Pedagogical Academy

    It is the neoclassical building located in the Park of Ethniki Aneksartisia (National Independence), in Alexandroupolis. It was constructed in 1923 and immediately served as Teaching Centre and his first director was the great educator Theodoros Kastanos. In 1934, with the conversion of all the Teaching Centres of the country into six Pedagogical Academies made by the Greek state, a great fight was given by the residents of Alexandroupolis in order for the Academy of Western Thrace to be housed here. With the help of the benefactor and politician, Georgios Zarifis, this was indeed achieved.

  • Garden Bridge

    The Bridge at the Frontier Station of Kipi in Evros belongs half in Greece and half in Turkey and is the road that connects the two countries.

  • Byzantine Aqueduct

    Just outside Feres we can see from the street the Byzantine aqueduct. It is built on the ancient river Samias and it was a grandiose project for the water transfer to the settlement around the monastery of Kosmosoteira (World’s Saviour). It was built around 1200 AC by Isaac Komnenos. It is made of flint and its two arches have a height of 5 m, an opening of 7 m and a width of over a meter. I you pass by that point, after the night has fallen, you will see it illuminated and majestic.

  • The Manor House of Brika

    It was built in Soufli in 1890 for one of the wealthiest families of Thrace, the Brika family. Its construction was serving a very specific purpose: to ensure the appropriate conditions for the sericulture and storage of dry cocoons. Skilled craftsmen were recruited from Bursa and created one of the most beautiful buildings of the whole of Thrace.

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