Natural History Museum of Alexandroupolis

One of the most important regions of Greece, but also of the entire Europe, in terms of ecosystems and biodiversity, Evros could not but have a Natural History Museum. It is located in Alexandroupolis and it consists of three big halls that introduce visitors to the magic world of nature, genetics, geology, the special species of the region and its ecological and geophysical peculiarities.

The first hall of the Natural History Museum of Alexandroupolis gives information to the visitors on the types of protected areas and the peculiarities of ecosystems in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace.

The second hall has a modern technology system for the display of a great video-documentary on the biodiversity of Evros. In the three spaces of the hall are presented the basic categories of the region’s ecosystems:

  • In the land ecosystems dominate, of course, the Forest of Dadia, the “Feggari” (Moon Mountain) of Samothrace, the Petrified Forest of Fylachto and the “Treis Vryses” (Three Fountains).
  • The aquatic ecosystems include rivers, streams and lakes of the prefecture, in which is also included the Delta of river Evros, with excellent illustrations.
  • The marine ecosystems have exhibits such as compositions of shells and illustration of the seabed.

In the last hall of the Natural History Museum of Alexandroupolis is presented the relationship of man human beings with nature. A series of collectible photographs and a short video recount the human intervention in the environment, which is sometimes destructive and other times lifesaving.

The Natural History Museum of Alexandroupolis is housed in a modern building, in the lush Platanotopos of Maistros, two kilometers from the city center.


Natural History Museum of Alexandroupolis

Maistros of Alexandroupolis


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