We were not really attracted by the north-eastern part of Greece but, since we had a few days in Alexandroupolis, we decided to explore the region and Evros Delta was one of the main attractions in the area.
Next to the border with Turkey, Evros River creates an extensive delta on a total surface area of 188 km2. The climate of the Evros Delta area is Mediterranean although it is affected by continental climate conditions. The winter is severe and early or late frosts are often observed. The quantity of rainfall is unequally distributed during the year and rain is rarely observed during the summer.
Not even by far as spectacular as the Danube Delta in Romania, Evros Delta has been included in the list of protected wetlands of the International Ramsar Convention (1971), because it hosts important bird species. It is also proposed as a Site of Community Importance in the Natura 2000 network.
The experience is especially valuable for children who can see some wildlife in action, and they can better understand how a delta is formed and how it looks like.