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It is located at the borders of Kavala and Xanthi prefectures, south of the town of Stavroupoli, with area of 2,380 hectares. It is one of the most beautiful landscapes of Greece with great ecological interest. The visitors can see the plurality of rare plants such as the agriopaschalia, champerlea, red peony and ramnis of Rhodope. At the same time, the region is rich in fauna, with ...
Strait of Nestos
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Stavroupoli
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Nestos remains until today the pride of the northeastern Greece for his ecological value, the rare and beautiful natural environment. The forest - aquatic ecosystem of the river is of international importance, it consists a national park, it’s protected by the international Ramsar Convention and is a part of the Natura 2000network. The 140 km of the river flowing in the Greek ...
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River Nestos shows two areas which are protected by international treaties. The first concerns the northern section of the river known as "Straits of the river" and the second concerns the delta of the river and lagoons of Keramoti. In the Strait of Nestos the visitor can see an impressive landscape which constitutes the aesthetic forest, rugged cliffs and impressive geological ...
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The Information Center for the Evros Delta, is located just before the passage to Loutra Village. There you can learn about the Delta and tour to Drana lagoon with boats (plaves). The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours....
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The Nestos Delta occupies a large area in the southern part of the prefectures of Kavala and Xanthi. The debris that Nestos deposits on estuary and ocean currents prevailing in the region, formed small lagoons of Bassora, Eratino, Agiasma, Kokala, Keramotis and Monastiraki- all in the western part of the delta, total area of 16,000 acres (S. Kavala) . In the eastern part of the delta ...
Nestos
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Drama
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Nestos river is one of the major rivers of Greece, with great economic and ecological significance. It stems from Rila mountain (2.716m.), in southern Bulgaria, between the Aimos and Rhodope mountain ranges. Its total length is 234km., of which 140km. are located in Greek territory. It enters Greece from the north-central part of the prefecture of Drama between the mountains of western ...

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Erasmio beach
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Erasmio
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Those who do not like the crowded places, should prefer the Erasmio beach. The beach of Erasmio can be combined with a visit to the neighboring riparian forest of the Nestos Delta. There are fishing spots for friends of pure fish, shellfish crops and pisciculture of Erasmios association in physical channels. The channels that are formed are also wetlands with rich flora and a variety of ...
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Βρίσκεται 39 χλμ Ανατολικά της Καβάλας και μόλις 6 ναυτικά μίλια από τη Θάσο, γι' αυτό και όσοι επιθυμούν να την επισκεφθούν μειώνοντας τον χρόνο ταξιδιού τους στη θάλασσα, η Κεραμωτή προσφέρει τη λύση, αφού από εδώ ...

Museums

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 The Drama Archaeological Museum was built by the Municipality of Drama and beguested to the Ministry of Culture. In this way the local community managed to speed up the procedure for the founding of an Archaeological Museum in the town. Even though the museum is small, marks the beginning of a major effort to systematize archaelogical research and promote the cultural identity of the ...

Archeological Sites

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The castle Frourio is on top of the hill Kales (Castle) in an altitude of 627 m, 4 km SE of the abandoned village Kalivas. The location is strategic because a large part of the valley of Nestos is controlled. There is also a visual contact with other forts in the nearby area. It was manufactured by Philip B "of Macedonia around 340 BC in the position of the earlier Thracian establishment...
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Approaching the bridge over the river Nestos, between the villages of Toxotes and Paradeisos, 14 km west of Xanthi, are located the ruins of the ancient city of Topeiros. It was a small settlement of classical and Hellenistic times, it’s situated on a hill northwest of the village of New Amissos. By the River Nestos, south and southwest of the village Toxotes, were identified Thracian ...
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Located near the abandoned village today, north of Upper Ionic and is one of the most important archaeological sites of Thrace. It dates from the Hellenistic period and particularly during the reign of Philip II in 340 b.C. Fortress built on the hilltop 627 meters.It has a strategic position because it controls the valley of Nestos. The community Ionic is located in the Municipality of ...

Settlements

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Stavropoli is the administrative center of the municipality. Is a town beside the River Nestos, 28km from the city of Xanthi. It had been the centre of tobacco cultivation until the 60s. Nowadays it maintains the signs of the economic prosperity of the past, at its urbanization and its buildings. The town is particularly interesting from an architectural point of view, with many old ...
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Pagoneri municipality is in the Kato Nevrokopi. Pagoneri is a border village in the prefecture of Drama near the Greek-Bulgarian border, which has been characterized as a traditional settlement since 1983 and retains the air of a different era. It is an entirely stone built settlement in standard of Macedonian shape, with large comfortable houses, which testify the financial soundness of...
Paranesti
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Paranesti
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Paranesti is a small town of Drama. Located on the road linking Drama with Stavroupoli of Xanthi. Has an altitude of 120 m and a permanent population of about 400 inhabitants. It is 40 km far from Drama and 22 km from Stavroupoli. It is the last supply center for the trip in the hinterland of Paranesti area. The area is characterized by its rich natural beauty, with a great and rare ...

Forest

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Drama is gifted with rich woodland. In the sierra of Central Rodopi distinguished the forests of Elatia or Kara Dere, in Sidironero district - Skalotis. The place is located in the central and northern part of the county and extends along the Greek-Bulgarian border. Forests cover 37% of the total area of the county and Elatia Forest is the largest forest complex in the country. The rare ...
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The riparian forest Kotza Orman or Large Forest isa priceless landscape of ecological value and beauty. It was once one of the largest aquatic of Europe, since the "50s there had been recorded 74,000 acres. However,in 1946, 54,000 acres were out of it and given to farmers for cultivation, leaving a small part, which the Forest Service of Kavala is trying to preserve by fencing perimeter...
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It is situated in the northeastern part of the prefecture under the highest peak of central Rhodope, at 1.953m. In 1980 the forest was declared as a Protected Natural Monument, because of its high ecological value, as it is one of the few European forests that are virgin. It characterized virgin because its evolution only followed the rules of nature and not influenced by human activity....

Natura/Ramsar

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In Xanthi there are the following Natura regions: Mount Chaidou - Koula and the surrounding peaks, with an area of 3,488 hectares, the straits of Nestos river with an area of 8.752 hectares and the aesthetic forest of the river (Nestos) with an area of 2,335 hectares. Nestos is still the “pride” of the northeastern Greece because of the ecological value and the rareness and beauty of...

Monasteries, Temples& Churches

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Inside a rocky, uneven but green area surrounding the villages Makrychori, Elafochori, Disvato & Stegno Highland of the river is still a humble workshop of prayer, true oasis in today’s era. This is the Holy Women Convent of the Transfiguration of Sotiros of Winners. It is an outpost of the Metropolis of Philippi, that the spiritual radiation dominates the entire eastern region of ...
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The settlement of Prasinada is located northeast of the prefecture of Drama 58 kilometers far away from it, in the triangle of Paranesti (Paranesti-Prasinada 19 km). It is built on the foothills of the mountain Pangalos at an altitude of 713m. The locals are Pontian refugees from Trapezounta, who arrived in 1924 and fought hard to survive in the new homeland.Prasinada is a charming ...

Sports

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Η δεύτερη μεγαλύτερη οροσειρά της Ελληνικής γης, η Ροδόπη, με το πλούσιο φυσικό κάλλος της και την ακόμα πιο πλούσια πανίδα της, προκαλεί να την επισκεφτείτε και να την εξερευνήσετε. Ζήστε το πάθος σας για ¨βόλτες¨...

Alternative Activities

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The river delta and the Vistonida Lake are considered to be two of the most important wetlands in Europe and are protected by the Ramsar Convention. The two wetlands rather than natural monuments, host a large number of wildlife, as well as the rich nutrient waters of the wetlands facilitate aquaculture. The large diversity of fish species that live in the wetlands attract large numbers ...

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09/08/2015 - 09/08/2015The race will take place at the Avdira-Keramoti seashore, an area rich in historical, cultural and environmental background.The race will start at the Avdira archaeological site. Runners will take a route that crosses the Nestos river mouth, and the finishing line will be at the Keramoti municipal camping.The runners will be following a route next to the sea, ...
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09/10/2015 - 11/10/2015In Paranesti of Drama, in October, the Virgin Forest Races of Paranesti are held (Virgin Forest Trail) and include : 1) The 100 miles Ultramarathon Virgin Forest Mountain Race (Virgin Forest Ultra Trail). 2) The 106 kilometers Ultramarathon Nature TrailRace (Nature TrailRace). 3) The 46 kilometers Race Paranesti Path (Paranesti Path). 4) The 10 kilometers Race ...