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NATURE

Papikio Mountain

It is a habitat “Corine” under the code A00020009. It is mainly a forested mountain except the areas close to the Bulgarian border. Its Residents are mostly herders, who maintain a particular type of forest for grazing purposes. Forests of beech can be encountered over the altitude of 900 m. Overall, the area has significant fauna such as vultures, eagles, Ciconia nigra (black stork) and Canis lupus (wolves). The surrounding areas are also important for the wildlife, with a wide range of…view more

Molyvwti beach

A calm and free beach that appears to be unaware of “life style”, chairs and plastic coffee cups. Some handmade wooden umbrellas await those who will choose it, the zealots of rest, contemplation, mental and spiritual purity. Shortly before the beach you can find the archaeological site of Ancient Strymni where an ongoing excavation is in progress but unfortunately the site is not open to visitors. The beach Molyvwti is the ideal destination for those who love solitude, snorkeling and fishing.…view more

Recreation Grove of Komotini

The grove of Komotini is the “green lung” of the city and it’s ideal for walking or jogging, biking, and game for children and adults. There are shaped areas with gazebos, tables, benches, paved paths, fountains, basketball, volleyball and tennis. The park crosses a paved road that leads to the historic Fort of Nymfaia. There is also a tourist kiosk where one can enjoy their favorite beverage or food, overlooking through the amphitheater the plain of the Rhodope, the town of Komotini, its…view more

Fanari beach

Fanari and its BEACHES are the leading summer destination in Thrace. Breathtaking BEACHES with sand and well equipped, two Camping, four hotels, hundreds of apartments, taverns, restaurants bars, shops, ATMs, banks, gas stations and many more make Fanari an ideal place for summer holiday. Within walking distance there is the lagoons cluster of Rhodope with abundant birdlife and fantastic sunsets which transform Fanari into a magical place. Among others, it is the closest and most loved…view more

Ptelea or Karagatseli and Marsh lagoons

They are two coastal, shallow lakes with salt water, muddy shores, sandy strips of land, BEACHES to the side of the sea and salt marshes. There is a link between them and separation by a dike. To the north and northeast, they are surrounded by irrigated, cultivated land. In the south, towards the sea, there are rocky shores. In the Ptelea lagoon or Karagatseli and Marsh the biggest flamingo populations are meeting. The access is from the village Glyfada.
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Mesi beach

Three miles east of Fanari is located the beautiful Mesi beach next to the natural vivarium of Karatzas lake. There is also created in that place,a holiday village with permanent homes. The beach is accessible from Mesi Village 5 km norther.
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Arwgi beach

The Arwgi beach is a natural continuation of the Phanari beach. It is organized and yet a lively beach of the area and it also has a "Blue Flag". The water is quite shallow and spotless, ideal for young children, especially early in the morning and late in the afternoon when the traffic is within reasonable limits. The access to the beach is free. Within 3.5 miles of fine sand you will find beach bars fully equipped with sun loungers, recliners, umbrellas and tables. You can choose their…view more

Platanitis beach

The area of Plataniti is characterized by dense vegetation particularly along its namesake stream, which descends to the sea. You can find hotels and restaurants there, where tourists can enjoy fresh fish and various seafood dishes. The beach is adorned by the small and quaint Chapel of ”Metamorphosis tou Swtiros”.
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Ksirolimni lagoon

It is a coastal lagoon separated from the sea by a sandy beach on the eastern edge of Fanari, west of the village Arogi. The lagoon consists of the main habitat types of salt marshes and some reeds. Between the lagoon and the sea coast, within 500-800 meters, there is a reforestation of various species (Populus alba, Acer negunto etc.) and courts (basketball, tennis, volleyball, etc.). A hunting lodge at the northern shore of the lagoon, while in the Southeast there is a fishing station.
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Ismarida lake, or Mother Lake

The lake Ismarida, “Older Mother Breast” or “Mother Lake” is located south of Rhodope, east of Vistonidas lake and within 3 km from the sea, particularly the bay Anoikto. It occupies an area of 2.3 sq. kilometers. The maximum depth is 1.5 m and the average depth of 1 m. It’s the only lake across Thrace which has entirely fresh water and has been identified among the 11 Greek wetlands of international importance protected by the International Convention Ramsar. A big part of the lake is covered…view more