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Alexandroupoli (Greek: Αλεξανδρούπολη, pronounced [aleksanˈðrupoli]) or Alexandroupolis is a city in Greece and the capital of the Evros regional unit in East Macedonia and Thrace. It has 57,812 inhabitants and is the largest (in size and population) city of Thrace and the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. It is an important port and commercial center of northeastern Greece.[2]

Alexandroupoli

Αλεξανδρούπολη
The lighthouse at the promenade, symbol of Alexandroupoli
The lighthouse at the promenade, symbol of Alexandroupoli
Alexandroupoli is located in Greece
Alexandroupoli
Alexandroupoli
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Alexandroupolis.svg
Coordinates: 40°51′N 25°52′E / 40.850°N 25.867°E / 40.850; 25.867Coordinates: 40°51′N 25°52′E / 40.850°N 25.867°E / 40.850; 25.867
CountryGreece
Administrative regionEast Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unitEvros
Government
 • MayorIoannis Zamboukis (Movement for Change)
Area
 • Municipality1,217.0 km2 (469.9 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit642.2 km2 (248.0 sq mi)
Highest elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
72,959
 • Municipality density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
61,702
 • Municipal unit density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Community
 • Population57.812 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
681 00
Area code(s)25510
Vehicle registrationΕΒ
Websitewww.alexpolis.gr

Alexandroupoli is one of the newest cities in Greece, as it was only a fishing village until the late 19th century. The modern city is near the site of ancient Sale,[3] a colony of Samothrace.[4]

Alexandroupoli benefits from its position at the centre of land and sea routes connecting Greece with Turkey.[5] Landmarks in Alexandroupoli include the city's lighthouse in the port, the archaeological sites of the Mesimvria Zone, the city's waterfront (the centre of commercial activity), the Ethnological Museum of Thrace, the cave of the Cyclops Polyphemus and the nearby Evros delta.[5]

MunicipalityEdit

The municipality of Alexandroupolis was created in 2011 by the merger of the three former municipalities:[6]

The municipality has an area of 1,216.954 km2, the municipal unit 642.245 km2.[7]

CommunitiesEdit

The municipal unit Alexandroupoli is subdivided into the following communities (constituent settlements in brackets):

ProvinceEdit

The province of Alexandroupoli (Greek: Επαρχία Αλεξανδρούπολης) was one of the provinces of the Evros Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Alexandroupoli, except the villages Peplos and Trifylli.[8] It was abolished in 2006.

NameEdit

The modern city of Alexandroupoli was founded as a small fishing village in the early 19th century, under the Ottoman Empire, by fishermen from Ainos and the villages of Makri and Maroneia.[5] It became known as Dedeağaç (Greek: Δεδεαγάτς; Turkish: Dedeağaç [dedeˈaːtʃ]; Bulgarian: Дедеагач [dɛdɛaɡat͡ʃ]).[stress?] The name supposedly comes from an old Turkish wise man (Turkish dede) who spent much of his time under the shade of a tree (ağaç) and was eventually buried beside it. In 1920, King Alexander I of Greece visited the city, and the local authorities renamed the city Alexandroupoli ("city of Alexander") in his honor, with the approval of the central government.[9]

GeographyEdit

Alexandroupoli is about 14.5 km (9.0 mi) west of the delta of the Evros, 40 km from the border with Turkey, 346 km (215 mi) from Thessaloniki on the newly constructed Egnatia highway, and 750 km (470 mi) from Athens. Around the city are small fishing villages like Makri and Dikella to the west, and suburban Maistros, Apalos, Antheia, Aristino, Nipsa, Loutra to the east, while north of the city are the Palagia, Avantas, Aissymi, and Kirki. At the 2001 census, the main city had a population of 48,885 and the municipal unit had a population of 52,720. The current metropolitan population is estimated at around 70,000 inhabitants, and its area covers the southern portion of the regional unit, running from the Rhodope regional unit to the Evros Delta. Besides Alexandroupolis, its other largest settlements are the villages of Mákri (pop. 820), Ávas (497), Sykorráchi (309), Aisými (289), and Díkella (288).

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Alexandroupoli
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.8
(64.0)
21.4
(70.5)
23.4
(74.1)
27.0
(80.6)
32.0
(89.6)
36.8
(98.2)
39.0
(102.2)
37.4
(99.3)
36.8
(98.2)
32.6
(90.7)
23.8
(74.8)
23.2
(73.8)
39.0
(102.2)
Average high °C (°F) 8.4
(47.1)
9.6
(49.3)
12.3
(54.1)
17.3
(63.1)
22.4
(72.3)
27.1
(80.8)
30.1
(86.2)
30.2
(86.4)
26.4
(79.5)
20.2
(68.4)
15.1
(59.2)
10.7
(51.3)
19.1
(66.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 4.8
(40.6)
5.8
(42.4)
8.5
(47.3)
13.2
(55.8)
18.3
(64.9)
23.0
(73.4)
25.6
(78.1)
25.2
(77.4)
21.0
(69.8)
15.5
(59.9)
11.0
(51.8)
7.0
(44.6)
14.9
(58.8)
Average low °C (°F) 1.1
(34.0)
1.9
(35.4)
3.7
(38.7)
7.1
(44.8)
11.1
(52.0)
14.8
(58.6)
17.4
(63.3)
17.2
(63.0)
14.0
(57.2)
10.1
(50.2)
6.7
(44.1)
3.3
(37.9)
9.0
(48.2)
Record low °C (°F) −13.2
(8.2)
−14
(7)
−13.6
(7.5)
−2.4
(27.7)
1.0
(33.8)
7.0
(44.6)
9.0
(48.2)
8.4
(47.1)
0.0
(32.0)
−2
(28)
−6.2
(20.8)
−8.8
(16.2)
−14
(7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 60.4
(2.38)
61.2
(2.41)
52.3
(2.06)
39.6
(1.56)
36.3
(1.43)
27.3
(1.07)
17.6
(0.69)
10.6
(0.42)
31.0
(1.22)
50.5
(1.99)
75.7
(2.98)
86.8
(3.42)
549.3
(21.63)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 6.8 6.1 5.8 5.5 5.1 3.4 2.5 1.5 2.7 4.6 6.6 8.2 53.8
Average relative humidity (%) 74.9 73.6 73.0 71.3 68.6 60.6 54.4 53.3 59.7 67.6 75.2 76.7 67.4
Source: NOAA[10]

HistoryEdit

From Neolithic Period to the 19th centuryEdit

 
Ruins of the Byzantine Avandas castle (Avas) outside the city.
 
Ottoman baths nearby Traianoupoli

Human settlements appear since the Neolithic Period (4500-3000 BC) at the southeast end of Western Thrace. In the Bronze Age (3000-1050 BC) there is no strong evidence of active city participation. During the Early Iron Age (1050-650 BC) the various Thracian tribes appeared and settled in mountainous and, more rarely, in lowland areas. In the Byzantine Period, Alexandroupolis played a leading role, because the city bordered with Constantinople and for this reason was guarded by powerful military installations. In the following years, however, up to the 19th century, the city seems to be deserted and covered by forests and wild trees.[11]

 
Postcard of Dedeagac, 1899

The city was first settled in the 19th century, under the Ottoman Empire. Long used as a landing ground for fishermen from the coast of Samothrace opposite, a hamlet developed in the area during the construction of a railway line connecting Constantinople to the major cities of Macedonia from Kuleliburgaz. The work was part of an effort to modernise the Empire, and was assigned to engineers from Austria-Hungary. The settlement soon grew into a fishing village, Dedeağaç.

In 1873, it was made the chief town of a kaza, to which it gave its name, and a kaymakam was appointed to it. In 1884, it was promoted to a sanjak, and the governor became a mutasarrıf. In 1889, the Greek archbishopric of Aenus was transferred to Dedeağaç.[12] In the late 19th and early 20th century, Dedeağaç was part of the Adrianople Vilayet.

Russo-Turkish WarEdit

Dedeağaç was captured by the Russians during the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878), and Russian forces settled in the village. The officers in charge saw that reconstruction incorporated wide streets running parallel to each other, allowing the quick advance of troops, and avoided cul-de-sacs. This was very unlike the narrow alleys, cobbled streets, and dead-ends that were characteristic of Ottoman cities at the time. The city returned to Ottoman control by the end of the war, but the brief Russian presence had a lasting effect on the design of Alexandroupoli's streets.[13]

Balkan WarsEdit

The building of a railway station in Dedeağaç led to the development of the village into a town, and a minor trade centre by the end of the century. The town became the seat of a pasha as the capital of a sanjak. Ottoman control of the town lasted until the Balkan Wars. On 8 November 1912, Dedeağaç and its station was captured by Bulgarian forces with the assistance of the Hellenic Navy. Bulgaria and Greece were allies during the First Balkan War, but opponents in the Second Balkan War. Dedeağaç was captured by Greek forces on 11 July 1913. The Treaty of Bucharest (10 August 1913) however, determined that Dedeağaç would be returned to Bulgaria along with the rest of Western Thrace.

In September 1913, after the end of the Second Balkan War, about 12,000 Bulgarian refugees took refuge in the outskirts of the city. They were from 17 different villages all over the Western Thrace fleeing ethnic cleansing.[14]

World War IEdit

 
The old military railway station (Gare Militaire) of Alexandroupoli.

The defeat of Bulgaria by the Allies in World War I (1914–1918) ensured another change of hands for the town. Western Thrace was withdrawn from Bulgaria under the terms of the 1919 Treaty of Neuilly.[15] Alexandroupoli was under temporary management of the Entente led by French General Charpy.[16] In the second half of April 1920 in San Remo conference of the prime ministers of the main allies of the Entente powers (except United States) Western Thrace was given to Greece. However, Bulgaria retained the right of transit to use the port of Dedeagach to transport goods through the Aegean Sea. The change of guard between French and Greek officials occurred on May 14, 1920, in the city's Post Office.[17] In the interior of the Post Office there is a memorial plaque concerning this event. The city was soon visited by Alexander of Greece. He was the first King of Greece to visit the town which was renamed in his honour.[18]

Greco-Turkish WarEdit

Following the defeat of Greece in the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922), the Greek Army under General Theodoros Pangalos retreated from Eastern Thrace to the area of Alexandroupoli. Bulgaria used the opportunity of the Greek defeat to demand that Alexandroupoli either be returned to its control or declared a neutral zone under international control. Both demands were soundly rejected by the Greek leadership and found no support in the League of Nations.

The Treaty of Lausanne (24 July 1923) affirmed that Western Thrace and Alexandroupoli would continue to be controlled by Greece.

World War IIEdit

During World War II (see Axis occupation of Greece), the Nazis gave Alexandroupoli to their Bulgarian partners.[19] Alexandroupoli was subsequently under Bulgarian occupation between May 1941 and 1944. The city suffered some damage to buildings and loss of population during the war, but was largely spared the effects of the Greek Civil War (1946–1949). Forces of the communist Democratic Army of Greece in and around the town area were small and loosely organized, resulting in the absence of major battles in the area; the return of peace allowed for Alexandroupoli to grow from a town of 16,332 residents in 1951 to a city of 57,812 residents by 2011.

Transport[20]Edit

 
Port of Alexandroupoli

Alexandroupolis is accessible by all means, by air, by train, by road, and by sea. Notable infrastructure projects are the modern-international port "Dimokritus", the Egnatia Motorway and the railway connection with major cities. Bicycle lanes also run in the city center.

Alexandroupoli is served by Dimokritos International Airport (IATA:AXD) in the suburbs of Apalos, about 6  km from Alexandroupoli city center. There are daily flights to Athens, and also flights to Crete, 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 travelers and there are daily services to the Island of Samothraki.

Alexandroupoli has one railway station: Alexandroupoli or Alexandroupoli Port. It is served by trains to Thessaloniki and to Dikaia.[21] There is an extensive network of train and bus replacements services throughout the region of Evros. There were railway connections to Burgas in Bulgaria and to Edirne and Istanbul in Turkey, but those were suspended.

The bus network has hourly buses to the major municipalities within Macedonia and Thrace 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 Railway Station in early mornings.

Media[22]Edit

TelevisionEdit

There are 3 regional television stations operating in Alexandroupolis: Delta TV, Thraki NET (Thrace Television Network), ALFA TV.

PressEdit

Daily active newspapers

  • Eleftheri Thraki (Free Thrace)
  • I Gnomi tis Thrakis (The opinion of Thrace)

Weekly active newspapers

  • Mahitis tou Evrou (Fighter of Evros)
  • Politis tis Thrakis (Citizen of Thrace)
  • Thraki Press (Thrace Press)

RadioEdit

The main Radio Stations broadcasting from Alexandroupoli are:

  • NRG
  • Polis
  • Status Radio
  • Thraki Fm
  • Heat Radio
  • Delta Fm
  • Kanali 5 (Channel 5)
  • Radio Dee Jay
  • Maximum
  • Yparho
  • Radio Elpida
  • Radio Alfa

SitesEdit

Local information in electronic form is done through the pages "e-evros", "Alexpolisonline", "evros24" and "evrosnews".

CultureEdit

Wine FestivalEdit

 
Konstantinos Altinalmazis, mayor (1925-1941)

Until 80s in the city, the Wine Festival was held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization (EOT). This celebration revived after 25 years, in the summer of 2013 at the initiative of the Municipality of Alexandroupolis and is the city's greatest cultural event. The city's and Evros's regional unit cultural associations offer red and white local wine along with various meats.[23]

Ecopark "Altinalmazis"Edit

Since May 2017, Alexandroupolis has a new 1400-seat garden theatre in "Ecopark Altinalmazis ", where various cultural events such as theatrical performances and concerts are held. It has an area of 135,597 sq.m. (80 acres) and has a refreshment, walkways, green spaces and kiosks. This park is named after Konstantinos Altinalmazis, Alexandroupolis's longest-serving mayor (1925–29, 1929–33, 1933–37,1937-41).[24]

Each year, in the summer on the coast avenue of King Alexander, book exhibition is held, and every two years near the harbor the international trade fair "Alexpo" is organized.[25]

On 14 May each year, the annexation of the city and Thrace to Greece is celebrated by a parade. The city's patron saint is Saint Nikolaos, whose feast is celebrated on 6 December each year.[26][27]

SightsEdit

 
Alexandroupoli's lighthouse, symbol of the city

The Lighthouse of AlexandroupoliEdit

Attraction and symbol of the city is the Lighthouse (recognized as a cultural heritage monument in 2013) located on the city's coast road, Alexander the Great. It was built in 1850 and started operating in 1880, built on the western side of the city's harbor to facilitate the coasting of local sailors who traveled to the area of Hellespont. It is on a cylindrical pedestal and is 27 meters from the average sea level and 18 meters from the ground, making it one of the tallest lighthouses in Greece. It operates with electricity and its distinctive feature is its light beam reaching 24 nautical miles (approximately 44 km) and three white blinks every 15 seconds.[28]

 
Delta of Evros

Evros DeltaEdit

Just 20 miles from the city, the Evros Delta is one of Europe's most important habitats with 200,000-acre area, which is on the list of protected areas of the International Ramsar Convention (1971) due to the significant and rare species of plants (more than 300 species), fauna (40 species of mammals, 28 species of reptiles and 46 species of fish) and birds(320 species). Part of the Delta has been designated as a Special Protection Area and is proposed as a Site of Community Interest in the Natura 2000 Network.[29]

Ethnological Museum of ThraceEdit

 
The building of the Ethnological Museum of Thrace in Alexandroupolis

It is housed in a 1899 built neoclassical stone building on 14 May, 63 street, and has been operating since October 2002 to preserve historical memory in the wider geographical area of Thrace. It includes exhibits on the tradition of Thrace and covers the following themes: clothing, music and worship, confectionery, bronze and earthenware, textiles, land cultivation.[30]

Cave of CyclopsEdit

It is located in Makri and is a famous cave of the Cyclops Polyphemus according to local folk tradition. It has traces of use since the Neolithic period (about 4,500 BC) and today the Neolithic settlement, one of the most important in the Balkans, has been discovered.

 
The "Cave of Cyclops"
 
The archaeological site of Mesimbria-Zone

Mesimbria-ZoneEdit

Mesimbria-Zone is an archaeological site 20 km from Alexandroupolis. A number of coins and ruins from an ancient city, probably Zone, have been found here. It was one of the colony-fortresses of Samothrace and flourished in the 5th and 4th centuries BC. The main buildings are: the sanctuary of Demeter, the temple of Apollo, the fortification wall, the walled settlement of the Hellenistic years, the cemetery and the Residences.[31]

Museums[32]Edit

  • Historical Museum of Alexandroupolis (335, Democracy Avenue)
  • Ethnological Museum of Thrace (63, 14 May street)
  • Archaeological Museum of Alexandroupolis (44, Makris Avenue)
  • Ecclesiastical Museum of the Holy Metropolis of Alexandroupolis (Mitropoleos Square)
  • Folklore Museum of Cappadocian Association of Alexandroupolis (1, Mitropoulou street)
  • Museum of Folklore and Natural History (8, Thermopylae street, Nea Chili)
  • Museum of Natural History (Platanopathos of Maistros)
  • Museum of Flora and Fauna (Art & Culture Center of the Municipality of Alexandroupolis "Georgios Vizyinos")

EducationEdit

Alexandroupoli houses four Departments of the Democritus University of Thrace. These Departments are the following:

  • Department of Medicine[33]
  • Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics[34]
  • Department of Primary Level Education[35]
  • Department of Education Sciences in Early Childhood[36]

Some highly specialised medical operations are performed in the new Regional General University Hospital – Research center, currently the largest one in Greece.[37] The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is the only one in Greece in this scientific field.[38]

The city has a network of public schools, from nurseries to high schools, under the responsibility of the city council.

SportEdit

VolleyballEdit

The Volleyball team of Ethnikos Alexandroupolis has a long-standing presence in the Greek Volleyleague with a long history in the sport, being the first provincial team to participate in the A1 Volleyball championship (42 years). He has made significant progress in all three home titles (Championship, Cup, League Cup), reaching the final (2014) and 8 times the first 4 teams in ranking, but also in European competitions, reaching two times the quarterfinals of the CEV Challenge Cup in 2015 and 2016. He has also featured great athletes of the Greek and global volleyball such as Marios Giourdas, Theodoros Baev and Andreas Andreadis, while Thanassis Moustakidis, Andrej Kravárik and Nikos Samaras also wore his shirt. He has also won many national championships in the infrastructure departments. In total, she has won 5 Junior Leagues in Greece (1976, 1987, 2011, 2012, 2013), 2 Greek Children's Championships (2008, 2011), 3 Greek Championships of Junior children (2007, 2008, 2009). The headquarters of the team is the closed gym of "Michalis Paraskevopoulos", 1000 seats, located next to the Fotis Kosmas athletic stadium.[39]

Other city's Volleyball Teams are:

FootballEdit

The main sporting facilities are situated around the football and athletics stadium Fotis Kosmas. The stadium hosts various football teams, such as:

Notable football clubs based in Alexandroupolis
Club Sports Founded Achievements
MGS Ethnikos Alexandroupolis Football 1927 Earlier presence in 2nd Greek Division
Enosi Alexandroupoli F.C. Football 1995 Earlier presence in 3rd Greek Division

BasketballEdit

There are two basketball teams in the city: Ethnikos Alexandroupolis and Olympiada Alexandroupolis. Each game between them is a local derby. These two teams compete in the regional basketball championship of East Macedonia and Thrace. Ethnikos Alexandroupolis has celebrated two rises and participations in the Greek C Basket League (1995, 2014), counting equal relegations. The biggest success of the team's academy is the 3rd place in the National Children Basketball Championship in 1983/84.[40]

Handball[41]Edit

In handball the team of Kyklopes Alexandroupolis has 5 National Beach Handball Championships.[42] The women's team has 7 participations in the Women's A1 Handball Championship with best place the third in 1994-95 that allowed the team to participate in Challenge Cup next year. Also the men's team of Kyklopes has participated in the A2 Ethniki Handball.

TrackEdit

The track team of Ethnikos Alexandroupolis also has a great tradition as has been in the first 10 teams of the Greek track championship ranking 4 times in men (1953, 1955, 1956, 1958), best place the 4th (1956), and in women (1959, 1989, 1990, 1991), best place also the 4th (1959). It has featured great athletes such as: Hrysopigi Devetzi, Dimosthenis Magginas and Fotis Kosmas. Many athletes of the team have won Panhellenic and Balkan medals in development categories.[43]

Table Tennis[44]Edit

The 10 recent years, Ethnikos Alexandroupolis has been consistently among the top 10 teams in Greece according to the Hellenic Table Tennis Federation rating tables. The women's team has been participating in the A2 National Championship for 5 consecutive years, while the Men's team has been participating in the Second National North Greece Championship having the youngest average age in the league.

As far as infrastructure teams are concerned, the club was 4 times in the finals of the Panhellenic Junior Children Championship (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). In 2017 he won the 1st place and was the Greek Champion in this category, while in 2016, 2017, 2019 he won the 2nd place in Greece. In the category of Children, in 2017 and 2018 the team of Ethnikos Alexandroupolis took the 3rd place in the Panhellenic Table Tennis Championship and in 2019 was the champion in this category and climbed to the top of Greece. In 2019, Ethnikos Alexandroupolis took the 2nd place in the Panhellenic Table Tennis Championship in the category of Young Women.

Athletes of the club are at the top of the federation's ranking list by winning cups and medals at the Panhellenic Open Championships.

BadmintonEdit

Since 2018, the Badminton department of Ethnikos Alexandroupolis has been competing in the A1 Greek Badminton Division, while club's athletes have won medals at the Panhellenic Development Championships.[45]

RugbyEdit

In 2009, the stadium hosted an international rugby match between Greece and Bulgaria; the match was the first time that Greece had played a home match outside of Attica.[46]

Run Greece AlexandroupolisEdit

Since 2014, with the help of the track team of Ethnikos Alexandroupolis, Run Greece Alexandroupolis is held, which continues until today, on the last Sunday of September, co-organized by SEGAS, Municipality of Alexandroupolis and Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. Run Greece includes 800m race for children and races 5 km, 10 km.[47]

Via Egnatia RunEdit

The international race 'Via Egnatia Run' is an action of Evros Regional Unit which started in 2016 and is being held every May. It is a 21.1 km half-marathon on the route of the Ancient Via Egnatia, which once connected Constantinople to Rome, culturally, economically and commercially, passing through the ancient city of Sale (today's Alexandroupoli) and Traianoupoli. There is also a race of 5 km, and two races of 800 meters for disabled people and children. It takes place on the Alexandroupolis-Kipoi National Road and the routes have been certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). The goal is through the sport to get to know the culture and history of this important route.[48]

Twin citiesEdit

ConsulatesEdit

The city hosts honorary consulates from the following countries:

Notable peopleEdit

Historical populationEdit

Alexandroupolis is the 11th largest city in Greece.[54]

Year Town Municipal unit Municipality
1940 19.384 _ _
1951 18.916 _ _
1961 21.209 _ _
1971 25.529 _ _
1981 35.799 35,799
1991 39.261 38,220
2001 50.017 52,720
2011 57,812 58,125 72,959

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

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