Alexandroupoli refers to a city which also doubles up as the capital of the regional unit of Evros in Thrace. It is a vital commercial hub located in the north eastern side of Greece. It lies on the banks of the River Evros. Some of the cities that lie in close proximity with the city of Alexandroupoli include Corlu, Plovdiv, Esenyurt, Thessaloniki and Instanbul.
There are a number of attractions in the city of Alexandroupoli. One such attraction is the Alexandroupoli Festival which runs in the months of July through August. The nearby town of Ferres is the border with Turkey, and home to the Byzantine Church of Panayia tis Kosmosotiras which when loosely translated into English means the Virgin World-Saver. The other notable attraction is the Makri cave which is known to the locals as the Cyclops cave. The cave boasts of ancient carvings which serve as an indicator that the cave was at one time inhabited. To get to these attractions you need to hire a car in Alexandroupoli.
There are a number of other attractions in and around Alexandroupoli. Mesembria is one such attraction. It is situated in the fringes of the city of Alexandroupoli and it refers to a seventh century city. The other attraction is the sanctuary of Kabeiroi which is also known as the Sanctuary of the Great Gods. It was operational until the fourth century and is situated just above the ancient Palaiopolis. The location was used as a quarry in the Middle Ages that was used for the construction of the castle. To get to these attractions you need to rent a car in Alexandroupoli.
Didimótikho is a must see attraction for visitors touring Alexandroupoli and its environs. It features a small folk art museum as well as a number of unique Byzantine churches. The other must see attraction is the Folklore and History Museum located in the town of Orestiáda that lies in close proximity with the Turkish border. It features a collection of interesting folklore, hand woven fabrics, art history as well as ancient photographs. To get to these attractions you need car rental in Alexandroupoli.
There are a number of other destinations and attractions that are a must visit for individuals touring the Alexandroupoli area and its environs. Some of these attractions and destinations include Pithio, Rhodopi prefecture, Samothrace, Soufli Silk Museum, Evros delta, Xanthi Prefecture and many more.
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