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 Emperor Isaac Komnenos and until today it constitutes the center for all the Thracians.

The magnificent metropolitan church of Alexandroupolis, Saint Nicholas, dominates among the countless churches of the city; Saint Eleftherios and Saint Kyriaki are only two of them, while at the port of Alexandroupolis is located the chapel of Saint Efplous.

A visitor in Evros should not miss the church of Saint Anastasia of Makri, where is kept the impressive icon of the Saint.

From the monasteries of Evros, which many times are older and more impressive than its churches, stand out the Monastery of Dadia, Panagia of Evros and Panafia Protaitissa.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Παναγιά Πορταΐτισσα

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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