In the Municipality of Alexandroupolis, the beaches are distinguished for their beauty.
The Thracian Sea with its deep blue waters is offered to sea lovers in 25 km of coastline. The beaches in Alexandroupoli, Nea Chili, Makri, Agia Paraskevi, and Dikella with their picturesque coves, endless sandy beaches, fish taverns, and beach bars offer unique summers to young and old alike.
The Municipal Beach of Alexandroupolis (former EOT beach) is located right next to the city center. It is the first preference for residents and visitors as it is fully organized and ideal for young and old. The beach is sandy with crystal clear waters, has disabled access, and is awarded with a blue flag.
The local cuisine in the Municipality of Alexandroupolis is one of the most interesting in Greece, as it has incorporated materials and ingredients from the famous Thracian cuisine and from the culinary traditions of all the peoples that have settled here over time.
Thus, the visitor has the opportunity to taste the famous local pies, the sausages of the region such as crabmeat and the pasta of the women’s associations such as the “youfkades”, the dairy products with traditional recipes, the local meats, the traditional dishes, the unique spoon sweets and the famous fish and seafood of the Thracian Sea.
The most important local product, however, is the oil produced from the centuries-old olive grove of Makri.
Very good fish taverns and butcher’s taverns, modern all-day hangouts, and of course, excellent local products and sweets make up the taste map of the Municipality of Alexandroupolis.
The Lighthouse of Alexandroupolis is the landmark, the symbol of the route and purpose of the Municipality of Alexandroupolis.
A temple of unique beauty and rare historical value that is the center of pilgrimage for Thracians.
Ancient Zone, with the ruins of the temples of Apollo and Demeter, of walls and houses, takes us on a historical journey through time.
One of the most important wetlands in Europe.
One of the largest and most important military and commercial roads of antiquity.
The city was founded by the Roman Emperor Trainos, on the renowned Hegnatian Road, with its famous Thermal Baths.
The buildings are connected with the historical memory of the Municipality of Alexandroupolis.
It hosted the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes, as well as Philip and Alexander the Great.
A church carved in stone, hidden inside a cave.
In its shade Odysseus probably rested and its oil fed the Thracian warriors.
The myth of Cyclops and Odysseus comes to life over the Thracian pelagos.
The main purpose of the Natural History Museum of Alexandroupolis is the promotion of biodiversity at all levels (genetics, species, ecosystems, landscape) of the Evros region and its geophysical and ecological peculiarities.
The Museum's collection consists of objects of Thracian material culture, rare archival photographic material, video recordings and a library.
His permanent exhibition is divided into three major thematic sections: The coastal zone, the hinterland and the burial mounds of the Evros plain.
It includes thematic sections with objects and relics of the inhabitants of the Municipality of Alexandroupolis.
The Museum's collection includes more than 400 relics of ecclesiastical art: icons, sacred vessels, priestly vestments, woodcarvings, and old sculptures.
Its purpose is the collection, conservation and preservation of objects from the wider region of Cappadocia through the representation of everyday activities of the region of Cappadocia, so that the visitor can imagine the place and the way of life of our ancestors.
It is the main place where all the history and tradition of the Sarakatsanaion of the Municipality of Alexandroupolis and the whole Prefecture of Evros is kept.
The Museum, a privately owned restored two-storey building of the 19th century, contains about 2,000 objects and documents from the life of the inhabitants of the Evros region and the refugees from Eastern Thrace and Asia Minor.
The festivals that take place in the Municipality of Alexandroupolis throughout the year, are an attraction not only for residents but also for visitors from all over Greece. In the summers, the villagers come together, those who live far away come to visit their place, honor their roots and celebrate together with traditional dances and local dishes.
Every year, the residents of Feres, Avantas, Dikello, Poros, Doriskos, Doriskos, Monastiraki, Ardani, Nipsa, Peplos, Vrysoula, Kipi, Itea, Aristinos, Pylaia, Trifili, and Yemisti hold an annual Adamoma. Apart from the villages, the associations of the Pontian, Cappadocians, and Sarakatsans also organize meetings every summer. In all the villages of the municipality, traditional customs are observed in the celebrations of the churches of each village.
However, the most crowded traditional events of the Municipality of Alexandroupolis, which every year are meeting points for residents and visitors, are:
● The festival of Agia Marina in Maistro (17 July).
● The celebration of Agia Paraskevi Makris at the chapel on the beach of the same name (26 July).
● The festival of traditional dances in Anthea (end of July)
● The celebration of Milena and the bagpipes in Kirki (late summer)
● Fifteenth of August at Panagia Cosmosotira in Feres.
● The celebration of the Holy Cross with the fair in Feres (14 September)
● For a month, young and old alike, live in the spirit of Christmas with festive events and Christmas decorations
and Christmas celebrations and Christmas customs, which culminate in the great traditional barbecue on New Year’s Eve.
● Carnival in Feres brings years of carnival customs to all citizens.
● Eleutheria is celebrated every year on May 14 in commemoration of the anniversary of the city’s incorporation into Greece in 1920. They last throughout May and include a variety of events. 2020 was the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Alexandroupolis into the national body.
● The Feast of the Fifteenth of August in the Holy Monastery of Panagia Kosmosoteira in Feres is the annual pilgrimage of the Thracians every year.
● The Panevria Agricultural Fair of Feres, which for decades has been the most important institution for the primary sector of the prefecture of Evros, brings together the agricultural and livestock farming world and includes many local products, agricultural machinery, livestock, etc.
● Every year, at the end of October, the impressive Street Art Festival in Alexandroupolis gives the streets of the city to artists and creators from Greece and neighboring countries.