Alexandroupoli Port and Boats
Alexandroupoli Faros (lighthouse)
Alexandroupoli sea food
Alexandroupoli Customs Building
Alexandroupoli aerial view
Alexandroupoli food market
Alexandroupoli food: gardoumpes
Alexandroupoli Agia Paraskevi beach
Guests will learn how to cook traditional local recipes, enjoy a first-hand experience of the warm greek family hospitality, explore the city of Alexandroupoli behind-the-scenes, and take short lessons in traditional greek dancing
WHAT you will LEARN:
Greek cooking, authentic recipes, local gardening
Alexandroupoli tour, for insiders
Traditional greek dancing
Olga - Alexandroupoli behind the scenes: cooking, dancing, walking about
Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together
Greek cooking and gardening lessonsGuests will have an hands-on opportunity to learn how to cook traditional local recipes and discover the intricacies of local cuisine, while also tasting the fruits of their labour. They will also get a first-hand experience of the warm greek family hospitality, while also indulging themselves in a bit of local gardening
Walk-around for insidersGuest will enjoy a behind-the-scenes walk around to the city of Alexandroupoli, explore the local market, and discover sites that are off the beaten track which only local residents know and appreciate
Greek dancingQuick lessons in traditional greek dancing will invigorate the visitors and introduce them to the vibrant dancing culture of Alexandroupoli
Olga Apostolidou is your Hostess
Olga is a nursery school teacher by profession, and is also a tireless individual, constantly seeking new experiences. She grabs every opportunity for learning new things and actualizing new ideas.
Place: Alexandroupoli, Thrace
Meeting Point: the port lighthouse
Duration: 5 hours
Price: 70 euros per person
Availability: throughout the year
Group size: 6 persons max
What’s SPECIAL about this experience: a unique opportunity for learing, discovering, and acquiring an authentic local look & feel
Place of ORIGIN: Alexandria, Imathia
LIVES in: Alexandroupoli, Thrace
LOVES: travelling, reading, cooking, gardening, crafting, traditional dancing and music, the sea
Has TRAVELLED to: Malta, France, Italy, Cyprus, Serbia, Tyrkey, FYROM, Bulgaria, Germany, Austria, and all over Greece
Personal TRAITS: hyper-active and creative, likes meeting new people and discovering new places, loves learning and novelty
Alexandroupoli - Where the Experience will take place
What Wikipedia says
Alexandroupoli is a city in Greece and the capital of the Evros regional unit in East Macedonia and Thrace. It is an important port and commercial center of northeastern Greece. In 1920, the King of Greece, Alexander I, visited the city, and the local authorities decided to rename the city as Alexandroupoli ("city of Alexander"), in the Greek King's honour. The current metropolitan population is estimated at around 70,000 inhabitants, and its area covers the southern portion of the regional unit, running from the Rhodope regional unit to the Evros Delta.
Alexandroupoli is one of the newest cities in Greece, as it was only a fishing village until the late 19th century. However, the modern city is located at the site of ancient Sale, a Greek city of the classical era founded by colonists from the island of Samothrace, mentioned by Herodotus.
The settlement's history goes back to the 19th century, when the area was part of the Ottoman Empire. Long used as a landing ground for fishermen from the coast of Samothrace opposite, a hamlet developed in the area during the construction of a railway line connecting Constantinople to the major cities of Macedonia from Kuleliburgaz. The work was part of an effort to modernise the Empire, and was assigned to engineers from Austria-Hungary. The settlement soon grew into a fishing village known as Dedeağaç.
Alexandroupoli benefits from its position at the centre of land and sea routes connecting Greece with Turkey. The city houses four Departments of the Democritus University of Thrace (based in Komotini) Landmarks in Alexandroupoli include the city's lighthouse in the port, the archaeological sites of the Mesimvria Zone and Maroneia stretching out to the small port of Agios Charalambos, the city's waterfront (the centre of commercial activity), and the nearby Evros Delta.