Population: 149.354 (census 2001)
Distance from Athens: 849 km.
Also the mainer regions are: Alexandroupoli, Didimoticho, Makri, Orestiada.
This prefecture is the gate of Europe, which has take his name from the homonym river that constitutes also the aquatic border of Greece with Turkey. The department is also connected with Bulgaria. The prefecture allocates important cities, as modern Orestiada, known as "Paris of Thraki", the historical Didimotiho with plenty of appreciable monuments, which existed for some interval and capital of Ottoman state.
Alexandroupoli also, modern and spacious, most important commercial and transport centre of Northern Greece, that is also the most important harbour of Thraki. The delta of river Evros, is region of aquatic growth and has officially been characterized forest.
Alexandroupoli today is the unique big harbour of Thraki and the important transport node. In 1919 after the final release, the city took its name to price of king Alexandros. You should visit the municipal park, the small church of Agios Eletherios, the village Dadia and the outdoor sanctuary of Ancient Thrakian people, near the mountainous village Kirki.
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