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Greece / Evros: A Hidden Paradise

birdsevros(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  The Evros prefecture – located in Greece’s north-eastern corner – is one of the country’s largest districts. It is known for its wealth of natural, environmental and historical attractions. Alexandroupoli, the port capital of the prefecture serves as the tourist gateway to the area. The bustling city takes its name from King Alexander of Greece and has the country’s biggest landmark lighthouse on the seaside promenade. Remarkable attractions of the district include the Evros river delta, an important international wetland, and the Dadia Forest, a sanctuary for rare and unique birds of prey in Europe. Soufli is known as the town of silk, thanks to the silk industry that flourished there in the 19th century. The Soufli Silk Museum displays exhibits related to the production of silk and also offers the opportunityto gain insight into the history of the town. Athens Plus: Evros, Life on the river’s edge (20.02.2009, p. 42)