My last encounter before taking off, was with the Father of the Atom. Democritus, a philosopher who lived in Avdira of Thrace during the 5th – 4th century BC, first formulated (along with Leucippus) the “atom theory”.
After walking under the hot sun for a few hours it was time for a break. And a highly fulfilling one it was! I managed to find the perfect spot: an art gallery that has recently expanded to include a coffee place.
The city feels like a very contemporary place to be. Built on a city plan designed by Russians, it has a vast network of bike lanes, making it ideal for visitors to move around and get a sense of the city.
Housed in a rented, 1899 neoclassical building (back then, neoclassical buildings were the main structure of the city), the Ethnological Museum of Thrace hosts a collection of 5,000 objects of cultural significance.