Alexandroupolis, capital of Evros’ Prefecture, represents the most important and dynamic local, regional and crossborder center in the region and the main portal of Greece towards the Balkans and Turkey.
The comparative geopolitical advantage of the city is reinforced by a series of infrastructure, which upgrades Alexandrourpolis to a strategic point of reference in the contemporary field of international relations. The presence of “Egnatia Odos” adds great value to the transport network. Alexandroupolis has also an irreplaceable and integrated combined transport network, fact that enables as to refer to the city as a high level development pole. It disposes a modern port, a reliable airport, potent road and railway infrastructure
With the city being a portal, thus hosting a great number of tsansit and non transit visitors, the main economic activities in the city are related to tertiary sector, followed by secondary sector. As a result, the local economy is currently being strongly affected by the recent health crisis.
The urban space of Alexandroupolis and specifically the min city, is characterized by a relatively augmented density (average 171 citizens/Ha), high intensity of land uses and activities, in combination with reduced presence of green spaces (5,40m2 / citizen) and quality open spaces as well as the lack of urban infrastructure (sidewalks, ramps, traffic control systems, organized temporary parking), facts that create difficulties in the movement of pedestrians, disable people and other networks of sustainable mobility (eg bicycle roads). The characteristic construction, which has been implemented in application of regulatory conditions provided by the road plans, is as mentioned above of increased intensity (eg there are BR with a maximum value of 3.0 in the center, the average BR is 1.06), while it differs from position to position. The other morphological elements such as the width of the streets and the height of the buildings are constantly changing, not allowing a general technical approach to determine the existing condition and the characteristics of the environment (air quality, thermal comfort, public space adequacy, planting adequacy).
Alexandroupolis is an urban center, with population growth trends. The most numerous age group is that of 25-39 years, followed by the the age group of 40-54 years, an encouraging fact for the further development and impetus of the Municipality of Alexandroupolis.