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View of Didymoteixo from the castle

Didymoteicho is a city in western Thrace with about 8,500 inhabitants.


Get in[edit]

1 Bus station

2 Railway station

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Bayezid Mosque (Çelebi Sultan Mehmed Mosque), Town square. One of the oldest mosques in Europe. Castle of Didymoteicho (Q12874774) on Wikidata Didymoteicho Fortress on Wikipedia
  • 2 Byzantine Castle. Castle of Didymoteicho (Q12874774) on Wikidata Didymoteicho Fortress on Wikipedia

Some of the landmarks of the citadel are reported below:

  • Temple of Christ the Saviour.
  • 3 Tower of the Princess (Pyrgos tis Vasilopoulas).
  • Castle’s central gate.
  • 4 Gate of the Bridge (Pyli tis Yefiras).
  • Tarapchanes Tower.
  • 5 Church of St Catherine.
  • Armenian Church.
  • 6 St Athanasios Church.
  • 7 Oruch Pasha Baths (Pirostia) (Near the Town Hall). The Ottoman bath dates from 1398-1399 and is one of the earliest Ottoman baths in Greece. Unfortunately it is in poor condition. As is often the case in Greece, the buildings from the Ottoman period are neglected and deteriorate. Hamam of Oruç Paşa (Q12886017) on Wikidata Oruç Pasha Hamam on Wikipedia
  • 8 Temple of Holy Mary the Liberator (Ieros Naos Panagias Eleftherotrias). with an Ecclesiastical Museum.
  • 9 Plotinoupoli (Aghia Petra Hill).
  • 10 Mausoleum of Oruch Pasha. Ruin in bad condition, despite its great historical importance.


  • 11 Byzantine Museum. The sole Byzantine museum in Western Thrace. It was inaugurated in September 2010.
  • 12 Folk Museum.
  • 13 Military Museum. Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 to 14:00, Wednesday 18:00 to 20:00 and Sunday 11:00 to 14:00..
  • 14 Nalmpantis Municipal Gallery, 3, Patriarchou Dionysiou Street, +30 2553 023658.

Further afield[edit]




  • 1 Mprousko, Γερμανού 12. Τσιπουράδικο- μεζεδοπωλείο
  • 2 Time Out, Venizelou 12. Restaurant/ fast food
  • Bake My Day, 28ης Μαίου 10. Bakery, pizzeria, creperia, coffee.
  • 3 Thrakiotissa, 7, Ipsilantou Str, +30 255 302 2285, +30 6945081574 (mobile). 07:00 - 18:00. Homemade food in great variety and handmade pasta.
  • Vienni, +30 255 302 2727, +30 697 757 0010 (mobile). Food cooked on a traditional charcoal grill.




Go next[edit]

  • Cave Vouvas: On the southern hills of the city extends the forest Tsingla, which is used as a recreational area for excursions and celebrations by the locals. In Koufovouno there is a stalactite cave called "Vouvas", which was discovered and explored by speleologists in 1962. You can visit stalagmites and stalactites in the 30 meter high cave.
  • Castle Phytio:The castle of Pythio, one of the most important and best preserved examples of military architecture in Greece, was also called Empythion in Byzantine times and was famous for its impregnable walls. It is located on a low hill on the northeastern edge of the village of Pythio, near the river Evros, very close to the Turkish border. Built between 1330 and 1340 it was of little use to the Byzantines. It was one of the first fortresses conquered by Turks on their invasion of Europe. Later, a village was built around the castle.
  • Evros Delta: important wetland for migrating birds
  • Rhodope Mountains
Routes through Didymoteicho
Stara ZagoraEuropeBulgaria Haskovo (Junction (W / E) ← Ormenio/Novo Selo ←  N  S  AlexandroupolisEnds at

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