ith its strategic position, a crossroads of sea and land routes, Alexandroupolis connects Europe and Asia, East to the West. This beautiful seaside city, whose trademark is a Lighthouse, forms the centre of a truly fascinating region. The town was given the name “Alexandroupolis” in honor of Alexander the Great, who once had crossed the city while leading Greek troops to Andrianoupolis.
The modern town of Alexandroupolis is the first Greek city to be encountered when crossing the Turkish and the Bulgarian borders. A tour around the coastal zone between the archaeological sites of Mesimvria Zone and Maroneia stretching out to the small port of Agios Charalambos, a visit to ancient Ismara, to the cave-church of Agioi Theodoroi, to the mines and to the famous villa of Kirki are a must during your stay in the area.
Alexandroupolis is the largest city in Western Thrace. The water element is part of the city’s appealing personality as it is the largest port in the region. It is located in Northern Greece and is about 800km from Athens and 300km from Thessaloniki.
Alexandroupolis is easily accessible by air and road.
You can get there by airplane. Dimokritos Airport is a small airport in Greece. It is a domestic airport. The most frequently departed flights to Alexandroupolis are routes from Athens (ATH) and Sitia (JSH), in Greece. From the airport, it takes about 20 – 30 minutes by bus or taxi to arrive the city center.
You can get there by bus from Athens, Thessaloniki, and Kavala, and by train from Thessaloniki in the west. Alexandroupolis railway station is right next to the ferry port and a 10-minute walk to the KTEL bus station in the city center. Buses are usually more cost-effective and offer more frequent rides.
The A2 (E90) “Egnatia Odos” motorway runs across northern Greece, from Epirus in the west to the Turkish border. It makes the journey much easier for motorists and road trip lovers.
Once there, the public transportation system provides a safe, dependable and efficient way to move around the city.
Useful information about Alexandroupolis
Alexandroupolis is the 11th largest city in Greece and offers all the facilities and services of a modern city such as supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies, and ATMs. In addition, the General Hospital of Alexandroupolis is next to the port.
Important phone numbers for your stay in Alexandroupolis
Here are some useful contacts to keep within reach during your trip to Alexandroupolis:
University Hospital of Alexandroupolis: +302551351000
Alexandroupolis Port Authority: +302551356200
Alexandroupolis Police Station: +302551066100
Alexandroupolis citizen service center (KEP): +302551350010
Alexandroupolis intercity bus station (KTEL): +302551026479