Alexandroupolis Natural History Museum
The natural history museum has been built In a picturesque and verdant location covered with plane trees in Maistros (a village east of Alex/polis).
It is a modern building in total balance with the surrounding natural environment.
The idea for the creation of the museum started by the numerous biodiversities and protected areas in the region. The project of the museum construction was part of the pilot urban programme in Alex/poli because the need to share this natural wealth with the visitors in the area was too great.
The choice of the particular location derived from the need to develop and denote the east side of Alex/poli which was one of the key aims of the pilot programme.
- Room 1: introduction
- Room 2: Multimedia- Evros region Biodiversity
- Room 3: Ecosystems
- Room 4: Man & Environment
Here is some information about what each room contains:
Room 1: introduction
In this room the visitor is introduced to the concept of biodiversity and the ecological features of Greece and more specifically of the region Evros. It provides information about the types of protected areas and the characteristics of eastern Macedonia and Thrace ecosystems.
Room 2: Multimedia- Biodiversity in the Evros area
This room is divided in 3 distinct thematic units where the basic ecosystem categories are presented, land, river and sea. Presentations, texts, sound and touch screens give detailed information about each ecosystem.
Room 3: Ecosystems
This thematic chapter presents a composition of the terrestrial ecosystems of the region Evros with first and foremost the Dadia forest, the mountain of Evros, the Tris Vryses (3 fountains) and the mount Feggari in Samothrace. Visitors will have the chance to be informed about the fossils that have been found in the region as well as the geological evolution that has taken place.
Rivers & Lakes ecosystems
Anything to do with fresh water is included in this unit. Rivers, torrents and lakes that are abundant in the region along with information about the internationally acclaimed river Evros Delta.
Deep blue is the code name in this unit. Sea floor illustrations, the Posidonia plains, seashells, natural sponges and sand present Greece’s renowned coastline and specifically the Thracean Sea.
Room 4: Man & Environment
The human intervention in the urban and rural environment of the area is presented in this room through a collection of rare photographs themed the history of man and their environment.
A sound video narrates the harmonious coexistence of people and nature in the past, and how much this has changed in recent years by human intervention along with the efforts to reverse that with wiser use of natural resources.
Contact information: Natural History Museum
Phone number: 25510-80204
Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 09:00-15:00, Saturday-Sunday 11:0-14:00