MY LOCATION (QTH): ALEXANDROUPOLIS
the capital of Evros Region , possesses the leader position in the
geographical area of E. Macedonia and Thrace, as it composes the
connection's basic gate among the European Community's countries
and the Mediterranean countries, Asia's and Black Sea's zone. It
has been distinguished as the major internal border comb of the
The city of Alexandroupolis
follows quick rhythms in the financial development. The harbor and
the rail station compose the important centers in the transit trade.
The Prefecture of Evros is located in the eastern part of the District
of Thrace. The capital is the city of Alexandroupolis. It covers
an area of 2543 km2 and to the south is bordered by the sea. The
land is mountainous only in its south-western side, with the highest
peak Mount Silo (1065 m). The rest of the land is a fertile green
plain. In the region there are two large rivers: the Nestos River
that is its western border and the Evros River that is its eastern
border and also the eastern border of Greece.
The mouth of the Evros River is an important
wetland, with rare species of birds and other animals, where it
is not permitted to hunt. The climate is warm in summer and very
cold in winter. In the region there are therapeutic springs, near
the village of Loutros, 14 km from Alexandroupoli, with large curative
principal agricultural products are cereals, legumes, vegetables,
grapes and sugarbeets. It also produces beef, pork and cheese. In
the town of Soufli the cultivation of silkworms and silk production
are highly developed.
According to history, in 334 BC, in this region
near the sea, Alexander the Great founded a city, that later was
depopulated. In the 19th Century, the Russians, who conquered this
land, rebuilt a city again in the same place. When the region became
part of the Greek state, in 1920, this city took the name of Alexandroupolis.
Today it is the capital of the prefecture and a modern well-planned
The Prefecture of Evros is a place with natural
beauties and offers quiet and pleasant vacations, far from the great
current of international tourism. The beautiful clean beaches, the
wildlife reserves of the Evros River's mouth, the caves and the
historical remains of the area of Didimoticho are reasons for visiting
capital Alexandroupolisis an attractive modern city that merits
visiting. Finally, the therapeutic springs of Loutros are visited
by many people.
The green island of Samothraki, 29 n.m. from
Alexandroupolis, is a place for beautiful excursions.
Communication with the capital (Alexandroupolis)
- A highway from Athens to Thessaloniki
and from there a national road link Alexandroupolis to Athens
- Buses link Alexandroupolis to Athens
(850 km) and Thessaloniki (343 km), several times a day.
- Trains connect Alexandroupolis with
Athens and Thessaloniki.
- The Airport of Alexandroupolis connects
the city with Athens, daily.
- Ferryboats connect the port of Alexandroupolis
with the city of Kavala, the islands of Samothraki, Limnos and