The location of airport is 7 km east of Alexandroupolis to NE Greece on main national road E90. The airport is equipped to international standards of navigational-electronics aids and passenger facilities. The name " Democritus " was given to the airport in honour of the ancient Atomic Philosopher who was born in Avdera (a village which located about 100 Km west of Alexandroupolis). The Alexandroupolis airport originally opened in 1944. Recognized in 1955 as international airport. The existing facility was opened in 1975.