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Fylakio is located in Greece
Coordinates: 41°35′N 26°19′E / 41.583°N 26.317°E / 41.583; 26.317Coordinates: 41°35′N 26°19′E / 41.583°N 26.317°E / 41.583; 26.317
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Evros
Municipality Orestiada
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 595
 • Population 971 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration EB

Fylakio (Greek: Φυλάκιο) is a village in the Evros regional unit of northeast Greece. Fylakio is in the municipal unit of Kyprinos. In 2011 the population of Fylakio was 595 for the village and 971 for the community, including the villages Ammovouno and Keramos. It is located on the right bank of the river Ardas, about halfway between Ivaylovgrad (Bulgaria) and Edirne (Turkey).


Year Village population Community population
1981 - 1,015
1991 555 -
2001 473 947
2011 595 971


Towards the end of Ottoman rule, Fylakio's inhabitants were 3/4 Bulgarian and 1/4 Turkish. After a brief period of Bulgarian rule between 1913 and 1919, it became part of Greece. Greek refugees from Asia Minor arrived in the village following the end of the war.

Fylakio detention center[edit]

Fylakio detention center for immigrants, refugees that has been arrested in the Greek-Turkish borders.

South east of the village there is an immigration detention center housing people arrested for illegally crossing the nearby border with Turkey.[2][dead link]

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