Alexandropouli, Greece

Alexandroupoli is a city of Greece and capital of the Evros prefecture in Thrace. Alexandroupoli is about 14.5 km west of the delta of the river Evros, 40km from the border with Turkey, 300 km from Thessaloniki on the newly constructed Egnatia highway, and 750 km from Athens.

Attractions in Alexandroupoli include its historical lighthouse, the town square and the Cathedral of Saint Nicolas.

Things to See & Do

* Alexandroupoli Lighthouse
* Holy Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Nicolas
* Town Square

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 642.24 km²
Population – 55,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – 0030

Port Location –The port of Alexandroupoli is located in the city centre.

Transport Links – Alexandroupoli is served by Dimokritos International Airport (IATA:AXD) in the suburbs of Apalos, about 6km from Alexandroupoli city center. It is one of the busiest airports in Greece and a main hub for Olympic Airways and Aegean; there are 4 daily flights to Athens, and also flights to Creta, while during the summer months some seasonal flights operate to\from Germany and Russia. The airport is connected to the city by highway, taxi services and scheduled bus services.

The port of Alexandroupolis has been used principally by travellers. There are daily services to the Island of Samothraki and a weekly Trans-Aegean service to all the eastern islands of the Aegean, with the final destination of the island of Rhodes.

Trains run frequently to Thessaloniki and Athens, Burgas in Bulgaria and Edirne or Istanbul in Turkey. There is an extensive network of train and bus replacements services through out the region of Evros.

The bus network is much more extensive and frequent. Hourly buses to the major municipalities within Thracia and Macedonia offered from the Regional Coaches KTEL as well as daily services to Bulgaria and Turkey. OSE-Varan and Ulusoy have daily services to Istanbul and Athens each and depart from Alexandroupolis Train Station in early mornings.

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