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The Archaeological Site of Mesivria - Zoni

Archaeological site of Mesivria - Zoni

Address:
Dikella, Evros
tel: +30 25510.96.214

Opening hours:
Daily: 08.30-15.00

The area is reported as colony of Samothrace. The city reached in big acne the 5th and 4th e.g. century. At Macedonian and later Roman sovereignty, with the creation of land streets, the city begins to decadence. The Mesivria - Area is one of the colonies of Samothrace that was founded in southly-eastern beach of Thrace, between Maroneia and Alexandroupoli, during 7th century e.g. The double name is owed in that when began the excavations, the place was more widely known as Mesivria, but the last excavation data, lead to the conclusion that is rather the Zoni.

The excavation  begin in 1966 and is continued up to today. Has been revealed the wall, strengthened with towers at intervals. In his limits walls exist totals of residences, samples for the urban web, two public buildings, holy Dimitra and the temple of Apollon. Very interesting is a small department of city in south-eastern, that in the hellenistic years was isolated, sourounded with its own wall and autonomous internal organisation. In westwards the city and outside from wall is found the cemetery.
Route: Alexandroupolis - Mesivria - ZoniΧάρτης διαδρομής. Η οδική διαδρομή από την Αλεξανδρούπολη στον Αρχαιολογικό χώρο Μεσημβρία - Ζώνη. Η χιλιομετρική απόσταση και ο χρόνος που θα χρειαστείτε


The more important monuments and architectural totals of archaeological space are:

  • Sauctum of Dimitra
    Small manufacture made of white well processed marble and dimensions 1.50 X 7.5m. Inside the sanctuary were  found silver and gold tiles with embossed representations relative with the adoration of Dimitra. 4th century e.g.
  • Holy Apollon
    Rectangle building with dimensions 9 X 15m. It belongs to a building group of dimensions 35 X 45 m with central slaty courtyard that is encompassed by gallery. In the interior were found a lot of splinters of ceramics 6th and 5th century e.g with engraved signs.
  • Building group
    In three from the spaces were found a lot of amphora. In intermediate, amphoras with the orifice in the ground it was considered that they served the draining of ground. 6th-5th century e.g.
  • The unique gate
    In his westwards walls of city. It was saved dibathmidoti kripida
  • Department of westerner wall with lesbian wall - making
  • Department of westerner walls and remains of two towers.

Source: Evros Prefecture


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Access
By car:
Access to Evros Prefecture by car is easy through the existing road network.
The best way to explore, wander around Evros and discover its nature and sights is to have your own vehicle. It is worth visiting places where local tranportation and organized tours do not reach.

Indicative routes and distances from Alexandroupolis:
Athens: 800 km Route Map. The road route from the center of Athens (Syntagma sqr) to Alexandroupolis. The distance in kilometers and time that you will need to get there
Thessaloniki: 302 km Route Map. The road route from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupolis. The distance in kilometers and time that you will need to get there
Patras: 770 km Route Map. The road route from Patras to Alexandroupolis. The distance in kilometers and time that you will need to get there
Ioannina: 560 km Route Map. The road route from Ioannina to Alexandroupolis. The distance in kilometers and time that you will need to get there
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Alexandroupolis is linked to Thessaloniki, Macedonia and Thrace.

By bus:
Regular Intercity Bus routes serve most of the areas of the prefecture.
There are daily regular Bus (Evros KTEL) routes to and from Athens and Thessaloniki.

From Alexandroupolis there are also intercity bus connections to several regions.

By train:
Alexandroupolis is linked to Thessaloniki and all cities of Macedonia - Thrace network as well as to the rest of Greece.

OSE Alexandroupolis tel: (+30) 25510.26.395   Access map. How to get to Alexandroupolis Railway Station
OSE Komotini tel: (+30) 25310.22.650, 25310.26.804   Access map. How to get to Komotini Railway Station
OSE Xanthi tel.: (+30) 25410.22.581  Access map. How to get to Xanthi Railway Station
OSE Athens tel: (+30) 210.36.24.405-6  Access map. How to get to Athens Railway Station
OSE Thessaloniki tel: (+30) 2310.517.517, 2310.599.406   Access map. How to get to Thessaloniki Railway Station
TRAINOSE

By airplane:
In Alexandroupolis there is the "Dimokritos" airport, serving also Evros and Rodopi Counties.

"Dimokritos" ariport in Alexandroupolis tel: (+30) 25510.45.198
"El. Venizelos" tel: (+30) 210.35.30.000

Olympic Airlines
Airport, tel: (+30) 25510.45.198
Offices tel: (+30) 25510.26.207, 25510.26.361
Aegean Airlines

By ship:
There are daily routes linking Alexandroupolis to Samothrace.
tel: (+30) 25510.41.505
There are also routes to the islands of central Aegean and Lavrio,
tel.: (+30) 25510.26.721, as well as to the island of East Aegean and Crete.
tel: (+30) 25510.25.338

Port Authorities:
Alexandroupolis tel: 25510.26.468
Lavrio tel: 22920.25.249
Samothrace tel: 25510.41.305

Shipping companies
SAOS FERRIES
Reservations tel: (+30) 25510.38.503, 25510.24.694
Alexandroupolis tel: (+30) 25510.83.911


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