crossroad of people, cultures and beauty"
Alexandroupolis, a city that brings to your memory
the distant past and the beauty of today. A "key"
city of Greece, whether you leave or enter the east.
Alexandroupolis, one "open embrace" towards the open
sea. A city of tradition and innovation, a city of
rest and entertainment, a city of sea and tourism.
Its location is nodal, linking
Europe to Asia, West to East and thus its contact
with the world and the rest of Greece is achieved
with every mean of transportation, by land, sea and
Capital of the Prefecture of Evros, with all the
services at the disposal of its visitors but also
with the hospitable spirit of its 60.000
Alexandroupoli is about 14.5 km (9 miles) west of
the delta of the river Evros, 40km from the border
with Turkey, 300 km (186 mi) from Thessaloniki on
the newly constructed Egnatia highway, and 750 km
(466 mi) from Athens. Around the city one finds
small fishing villages like Makri and Dikela to the
west, and suburban Antheia, Aristino, Nipsa, Loutra
to the east, while north of the city are the ever
closing Palagia, Abantas, Aissymi and Kirkas. At the
2001 census, the main city had a population of
48,885 and the municipality had a population of
52,720. The current metropolitan population is
estimated at around 70,000 inhabitants, and its area
covers the southwestern portion of the prefecture,
and it runs approximately 40 km long and wide, its
length shorter northward. Its boundary goes 70% of
the way from the Rhodope Prefecture to the Evros
Delta. The municipality has a land area of 642.245
km˛ (247.972 sq mi) and is the fourth largest in all
of Greece. Besides Alexandroúpoli, its other largest
settlements are the villages of Mákri (pop. 820)Ávas
(497), Sykorráchi (309), Aisými (289), and Díkella
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
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.
jobs in Alexandroupoli