Roussa, a big Pomak village of Evros near the Greek-Bulgarian borders, is the best architecturally preserved village in the area with admirable masonry and slate roofs at homes and warehouses.
Roussa is known for itsbut mostly for the , a Bektashi monastery, the second most important sanctuary of the Bektashi Order worldwide and one of the few active worldwide.
For Tekke you will follow the signs on the road Roussa – Goniko. Tekke of Roussa was built in 1402 by the monastic order of the Redheads Bektashi, heretical Muslims. It occupies an area of 5,000 square meters in a dense vegetation and the first impression it gives is of a rural settlement.
Today, especially during May – August, Roussa is visited by believers from all the neighboring villages. In tekke is celebrated every year the memory of Saint George, a joint celebration for Christians and Alevis, on May, 6 (according to the old calendar), with the presence of the bishop of Didymoteicho, Orestiada and Soufli.