The Greek mythology associates the founding of the city with Orestes, son of king Agamemnon of Homer’s Iliad. The city was (re)founded in an eponymous way by the Roman Emperor Hadrian, hence the origin of its name today.Strategically located, Edirne has been in the middle of no less than 16 wars or sieges throughout its history, before it was conquered by the Ottoman Sultan Murad I in mid-thirteenth century.
• 14 hours
Edirne second Capital City of Ottoman Empire.The ancient Hadrianopolis (Adrianople), and the capital of Thrace (bordering on Greece and Bulgaria) was founded in 125 A.D by the Roman Emperor, Hadrian.The city had an important role as the gateway from Europe to East.
• 10 hours