Fresh fish and seafood

Fresh fish and seafood

Fresh fish and seafood

Alexandroupoli and its seaside fishing settlements are distinguished for the variety and freshness of their fish and seafood. The rich sea of the Thracian Sea supplies homes and restaurants with large quantities of fish and the city's fish market is one of the largest in Greece.

Thanks to the great fishing activity in the area, Alexandroupolis' taverns are distinguished mainly for the many choices of fresh fish and seafood caught the night before in the local sea. The monkfish, barbel, sardines that can be found on every table, as well as ribbed shrimps in great abundance, stand out.

A special "protagonist" of the local cuisine is watos, a kind of mini stingray, served steamed or fried, usually accompanied by garlic and is one of the things you must try in Alexandroupolis or one of the tourist resorts of the coastal zone. Even more special is the steamed eel dish, which a connoisseur of the cuisine can turn into a culinary experience of a lifetime.

The dozens of restaurants and tavernas, open-air with a view or in cozy corners of spaces that balance between tradition and today, offer a variety of dishes for every taste and in the city visitors will find cuisines from the West and the East, but also traditional specialties of Alexandroupolis and Evros, with recipes that are passed down from generation to generation and executed based on the memories of the ancestors of the inhabitants.

But the ones that stand out, that give the city its gastronomic identity, are the seafood, especially for those who love tsipouro, ouzo and wine: You won't find a nicer end to a day than enjoying your drink with so many fresh choices on the table, to analyze and recall what you experienced during your visit to the city, what memories you will carry from Alexandroupolis and Evros when you return to your base. Until the next time you visit again, to relive it.