Alexandroupoli is a city of Greece and the capital of the Evros Prefecture in Thrace. Alexandroupolis (Alexandrople) is the most easterly town on the coast of Thrace, near the frontier with Turkey on the river Evros. It was founded by the Turks under the name of Dedeagac ("grandfather's tree"), and became Greek in 1912. Now a center of the local tobacco trade, the town has no features of particular interest. Air connection with Athens. Railroad station on Salonica-Constantinoupolis railroad line. Among the sights worth seeing in Alexandroupolis are the Church of St Eleftherios and the Municipal Archeological Collection.