Loutros – Dadia Forest – Dadia Monastery
This is a lovely route that starts few kilometers off Alexandroupolis, from the location of Loutra Traianoupolis. After Loutro, there are no villages for tens of kilometers and the landscape becomes increasingly interesting. You will have the chance to see the beautiful forest of Dadia, one of the most important habitats in Greece, which hosts four rare species of the European vulture, more than 200 bird species and 40 amphibian and reptile species. After this protected area, the road goes through the Monastery of Dadia and stumbles across the central Alexandroupolis–Soufli highway. The length of the route is about 51 kilometers.
Starting from Alexandroupolis, there are many routes which will unveil the beautiful nature of the Thracian land, in the amazing, peaceful, evergreen landscape of the prefecture of Evros and not only. With the help of a map (recommended), we suggest the following routes:
Alexandroupolis – River Evros’ Delta (15 km route through the plains towards the most important European wetland)
Alexandroupolis – Avantas - Leptokarya (31 km semi-mountainous route through hills)
Alexandroupolis – Makri – Mesimvria – Maroneia (34 km coastal route with great archeological interest)
Alexandroupolis – Kirki – Sikorrachi (33 km route through evergreen hills)
Additionally, you can take longer routes and visit the multicultural cities of Komotini and Xanthi, Lake Vistonida, Didimoteicho by the borders, Pomakohoria of Evros, the beautiful Feres, Soufli with the museum of silk or to discover the forgotten villages of the richly vegetated Western Rodopi.
- Alexandroupolis has one of the most well structured urban planning in Greece, with large roads and virtually no parking or traffic problems.
- The driving routes throughout the prefecture are comfortable, easy and highly enjoyable, because there is no traffic and the landscape is relatively flat.
- Don’t forget that since you are in a sparsely inhabited area near the borders you need to have a full tank before departing for a long road trip.