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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Alexandroupoli


This treasure trove of original Soufli silks has scarves from €5 as well as flamboyant table runners, jewellery and voluminous spreads (€300). Step inside to see silk being snipped and shelves that are packed with s…
Seafood in Alexandroupoli


Try the grilled octopus and mullet and some of the fresh, simple salads at this fish taverna. Starfish ornaments and nautical miscellany decorate the space. It's tucked away off the waterfront.
Taverna in Alexandroupoli

Ai Giorgis

Overlooking Demir Ali Beach, Ai Giorgis sizzles up shrimp saganaki and expertly steams cockles, while guests sip ouzo and enjoy the sea breeze.
Museum in Alexandroupoli

Ethnological Museum of Thrace

Inside a grand sandstone mansion, this museum with backyard cafe packs its displays with colourful Thracian costumes, musical instruments, oil presses, and exhibitions on traditional occupations such as beekeeping a…
Museum in Alexandroupoli

Ecclesiastical Art Museum

Opposite the custard-coloured Agios Nikolaos cathedral, this excellent museum contains priceless icons, many brought by refugees in 1923, plus early printed Greek books. Look for the heart-rending realism of the lam…
Church in Alexandroupoli

Cathedral of Agios Nikolaos

This cathedral houses the miracle-working 13th-century icon of the Panagia Trifotissa, from Aenos (Enez in Turkish) across the Evros River. Villagers with eyes damaged by the reflected glare of the sun on the salt m…
Bar in Alexandroupoli

SoHo Absolutely Fabulous

If you want to see how the locals live it up, have a drink or two at this bar – neon pinks, UFO-shaped tables and a fashionable crowd: SoHo is busy and popular. Squeeze in among the glamorous crowds and go for one o…
Taverna in Alexandroupoli

Nea Klimataria

All the classics are done well at this somewhat touristy taverna away from the harbourfront hubbub. Enormous Greek salads are rich with feta; pork is grilled to succulence and covered in oregano. The service is frie…
Cafe in Alexandroupoli


A really popular place for morning coffees and evening drinks, with a nostalgic pop soundtrack and vintage-inspired furnishings that give it an uplifting air. The outdoor seating offers ample opportunity to people-w…
Bar in Alexandroupoli


If you like smooth, nautical and posh places to drink, go for Alexandroupoli's 'yacht club' on the central ferry pier. Dress smart and don't forget your shades.