One of Europe's most important habitats is formed in the Evros River Delta, on the border between Greece and Turkey. The area where the 530-km-long river flows forms a constantly changing, meandering delta, which is home to large numbers of species, either permanently or as a stopover on migratory journeys. The natural environment has a special, overwhelming beauty and a visit to the area, which covers some 200,000 hectares, half of which has been protected by the International Ramsar Convention since 1971 and part of which is included in the Natura 2000 network, is an experience of a lifetime.
The Evros River Delta is home to 304 species of birds, the most important of which are the flamingos, swans and very large populations of ducks, while roseate pelicans, copperheads, chickadees, silverbacks, silver pelicans, lesser spotted eagles and the very rare leptophanes are among the list of spectacular visitors that stroll in and over the waters, offering unique opportunities for observation. The food chain includes 46 species of fish, 7 species of amphibians and 21 species of reptiles, as well as more than 40 species of mammals (otters, bobcats, skunks, ferrets, weasels, badgers, porcupines, hedgehogs, rabbits, squirrels, and bats). The delta is visited daily by predators from the Forest of Damia (such as the black vulture) to find food.
The visit to the wetland can also be organized through the Evros Delta Information Centre, located in Traianoupolis and hosting the headquarters of the National Park Management Body.