Delta in Evros River
The river Evros, is bigger Balkan afterwards Danube. Beginning from the northern sides of Bulgarian Rilas, it crosses and it irrigates the fertile plain of Eastern Romylias, in order to it leads to Thrakiko sea of Easternly Alexandroupoli, covering a way 515 km.
Reaching in the sea, it transports daily with his current, enormous volumes of materials, that repose in his estuaries. It is calculated that this materials (earth, sand, mud, trunkes of trees), that reach the 170.000 tons annually, extend the land to the sea and prevent the free flow of river, forcing him, extrude thus with a lot of legs in the sea.
The space of Delta with the a lot of legs of river, the lakes, the lagoons and the islands that are created and the abundant vegetation, are one from the few wetlands of our homeland, that were rescued and have big value. With his big vegetation, it commits enormous quantities of dioxide of coal and stores or releases heat, regulating thus the microclimate of region.
It protects the soil and the waters, in parts that exist big erosion, maintain important natural vegetation in soil that from their nature was not offered for culture and thanks to the humidity that it has, it encourages the existence and maintenance of big variety of flora and fauna.
In 350 amount the plant types, that shape the plant vegetation of Delta of Evros. Closely and the animal world, finds here, ideal conditions for the maintenance and his proliferation. The fishes, deposit their eggs in hot waters, where live crustaceans, clams, worms, salamantres and ranunculida. 'All these with the millions of mosquitos that are multiplied in dead water, give abundant food in the reptiles, in the amphibians, in the small birds and biggest find easy preys for their diet.
All these, render Delta of Evros, exceptional importance biotope. The importance this is increased, if it is combined with his adjacency with the other near biotope, the forest of Dadias and the neighbouring mountains, from where many rapaciously as sea eagle, fidaetoi ,golden eagle and kraygaetoi, come here in order to they find their food. Particular the pairs of blakstork region, from minimal that exist in Greece and hole up in the around hills, visit daily almost the wetland of Delta, that ensures their food.
For this protection of all plant and animal wealth, have been signed international conventions and were published Community directives and ministerial decisions, while are forecasted special programs for visits and acquaintance of citizens, with this rich biotopes and his winged tenants.
For your stay in Evros Prefecture, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Alexandroupolis, as well as in many other areas of the County, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
Access to Evros Prefecture by car is easy through the existing road network.
The best way to explore, wander around Evros and discover its nature and sights is to have your own vehicle. It is worth visiting places where local tranportation and organized tours do not reach.
Indicative routes and distances from Alexandroupolis:
Athens: 800 km
Thessaloniki: 302 km
Patras: 770 km
Ioannina: 560 km
Preveza: 647 km
Alexandroupolis is linked to Thessaloniki, Macedonia and Thrace.
Regular Intercity Bus routes serve most of the areas of the prefecture.
There are daily regular Bus (Evros KTEL) routes to and from Athens and Thessaloniki.
From Alexandroupolis there are also intercity bus connections to several regions.
Alexandroupolis is linked to Thessaloniki and all cities of Macedonia - Thrace network as well as to the rest of Greece.
OSE Alexandroupolis tel: (+30) 25510.26.395
OSE Komotini tel: (+30) 25310.22.650, 25310.26.804
OSE Xanthi tel.: (+30) 25410.22.581
OSE Athens tel: (+30) 18.104.22.1685-6
OSE Thessaloniki tel: (+30) 2310.517.517, 2310.599.406
In Alexandroupolis there is the "Dimokritos" airport, serving also Evros and Rodopi Counties.
"Dimokritos" ariport in Alexandroupolis tel: (+30) 25510.45.198
"El. Venizelos" tel: (+30) 210.35.30.000
Airport, tel: (+30) 25510.45.198
Offices tel: (+30) 25510.26.207, 25510.26.361
There are daily routes linking Alexandroupolis to Samothrace.
tel: (+30) 25510.41.505
There are also routes to the islands of central Aegean and Lavrio,
tel.: (+30) 25510.26.721, as well as to the island of East Aegean and Crete.
tel: (+30) 25510.25.338
Alexandroupolis tel: 25510.26.468
Lavrio tel: 22920.25.249
Samothrace tel: 25510.41.305
Reservations tel: (+30) 25510.38.503, 25510.24.694
Alexandroupolis tel: (+30) 25510.83.911