The forest of Dadia

The forest of Dadia is located in the middle of Evros County. It is very famous as it’s one of the most important biotopes in entire Europe. The forest spreads over the eastern mountains of Rhodope to the Delta of Evros. It includes two strict protected zones of 75.000 acres and one peripheral zone of 357.000 acres. The area of the forest is a characteristic sample of the Mediterranean ecosystem which is a result of a harmonic and peaceful coexistence of people and nature through the centuries. The forest complex of Dadia appears intense ground relief with rocky hills, mountainous

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Photography in Greek Nature

Greece is a country of islands, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and various archaeological and historical marvels. It is a country that has been able to largely conserve its ecology and preserve its various flora and fauna, both on land and deep inside the sea waters by the sides of the islands. Tourists from all over the world visit this beautiful island nation each year. It is natural for all persons visiting this country to carry along a still or movie camera with them. Most tourists want to capture the great images that Greece offers in the form of still

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Mountains in Greece

   Every one of us can recognize a mountain. There are geological elevations over 300m from the surface of the earth. But let’s talk with numbers: 10% of the global population lives in mountainous areas, 80% of the rivers’ springs located in mountains, the 24% of the total surface of the earth is covered by mountains and over 60% of the population lean on the mountains for water resources.    The mountains can be volcanoes, glaciers and generally rocky masses. A mountain is usually created when the lithospheric plates come to collision so from the pressure a rocky mass is

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Canyons in Greece

   In Greece there are a lot of extremely fascinating canyons in several places of the country, in the mainland and the islands. On their inaccessible walls a wide range of rare wildflowers is hosted  and many birds have built their lairs on this safe place. If you visit Greece, canyoning is one of the things you have to try! A canyon crossing can offer you unforgettable experiences and strong feelings as why you have to hike, to climb, to come off rocks, to cross rivers, to swim even to dive into the water! If you love both excitement and entertainment,

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The wild life of Greece

Greece is famous for its sandy beaches and historical sites. However, apart from amazing sites, it also has a diversified wildlife. The rugged mountains of Greece cater large variety of animals. You can even find some of exclusive endangered species in the forests of Greek land. Greece due to its mountainous landscape has provided a shelter to all kinds of wildlife and the segregation has allowed plants to grow separately. Below it’s a list with the most characteristic wild species which appear in the Greek nature. The brown bear (ursus arctos) The brown bear is the largest land mammal in

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The most famous Greek Caves

Adapted to the natural environment for millions of years, most Greek caves are waiting with eternal patience to be explored. Greece is ranked first worldwide for its number of caves, which is largely due to the intense seismic activity. They are characterized according to their location and form The creation of a cave is mostly the result of a painstaking work of nature that lasts several million years. The underground waters of the earth contain acids that erode the limestone creating cavities. Formations that are created later as stalactites or stalagmites are limestone deposits on the walls of the cave.

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Rivers in Greece

 A river is a watercourse which flows towards to a lake or sea and comes from a lake, from a well or from the combination of two streams. A river from the prehistoric years was a source of life for the residents who lived around it. Human uses the power of the rivers with a lot of ways as the transport, the use of hydropower, for sports, for bathing/washing and of course as a source of food and freshwater. These important for life characteristics have made the people of ancient years to think of rivers as gods, to sacrifice to

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The best waterfalls in Greece

Most of the people in this world have knowledge about the natural beauty of Greece but a little bit is known about the components of this natural beauty. Greece is a very ancient state and contains various islands which add to its natural beauty. These Mediterranean islands are the specialty of Greece but among these islands there are some other components of natural beauty, the waterfalls. Most of the people are unaware of the importance of these waterfalls and the value it adds to the Greece. These waterfalls are among the most unique attractions in Greece. There are a number

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Volcanoes in Greece

Greek volcanoes are a part of “Aegean Volcanic Arc” that is been caused by sub-duction of African tectonic plate in Eurasian plate. The most popular volcano in Greece is located near Santorini Island. Most current volcanic eruption of Greece was Santorini at 1950. Greece has over 752 hot springs that are famous tourist locations. Greece has the well known volcanic arcs all over the world that was made by sinking of African lithosphere under Eurasiatic plate. Greek volcanic with the intense volcanic action in past is liable for formation of some very impressive as well as many times the eerie

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The most famous Lakes in Greece

   As a lake we can recognize the body water which is surrounded by land. Lakes around the earth’s area vary greatly in size, depth and also in the elevation in which are located. Most of the lakes contain fresh water from rain, melting ice, snow and rivers or streams and they have shape like a big bowl. In the Greek area there are a lot of lakes separated in two categories: the natural lakes and ponds. The most of them are located in the mainland and below we quote for the future visitors some information, history, myths, characteristics and

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