Departures by Ferry to Samothraki island daily.
ALEXANDOUPOLIS CITY :
With 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.
In the middle of the 19th century, fishermen from Maroneia and Makri established a small village, named "Dede-Agats", meaning "the tree of the monk". Tradition has it that it took its name from an oak tree, under the shade of which had preached and been buried a dervish.
In 1871 the little fishers' village obtained a railway connection and the area became easily accessible by land. If we add the bustling port activity, we can easily understand why the area experienced such a great economic prosperity at that time. Traders and craftsmen settled in the city and consulates of various countries were established bestowing a unique cosmopolitan flair on the city