Evros is the natural border between Greece and Turkey and one of the biggest rivers of the Balkan peninsula. It flows into the Thracian sea, near Alexandroupolis where it forms a vast and multiform Delta.
It was named after Evros, son of Kassandros, king of Thrace. According to Virgil, that is where the Bacchae threw Orpheus’ head after tearing him to death.
Evros river is 530 meters long, 204 of them are on Greek soil. The plain of the Delta extends over 188 km2 including the lagoons Lakki, Drana and Monolimni as well as the fresh water lakes Nymphon, Skepi, Spitia and Tsekouri.
The hydro-habitat of Evros river is one of the most productive and renewable resources benefiting humans in many ways. The Delta provides water both for drinking and irrigation, exerts a favorable influence on the local microclimate, and offers ideal conditions for the development of livestock farming and fish breeding.
Finally, the visitor can ask for more information about the Delta, as well as the ways of approaching it at the Delta of Evros Information Center located near the archaeological site of Traianoupoli next to Loutros village and near the Municipal Tourist Center of Feres.