Activities and attractions in Porto Lagos and the surrounding area

Port of Porto Lagos

The picturesque port of Porto Lagos has a special place in the field of commercial shipping for the wider region and is one of the three natural ports of Greece.

The fishing boats, the endless blue of the sea and the green of the pine trees of the forest create a beautiful atmosphere where you can quietly admire the natural beauty of the area.

The port, apart from being a station for transporting products, it has also a few good fish taverns.

The area also has a particularly important wildlife because it includes many habitats, such as sandy areas, dense reeds, seasonally flooded swamps and crops. It is a wonderful area to explore.

Lake Vistonida

Lake Vistonida is one of the most beautiful wetlands in Greece and is the fourth largest lake in the country with a total area of ​​4.500 m2.

It was created about 5 million years ago, when after a strong downward movement of the land, the sea entered the area of today’s lake, thus creating a form of closed lagoon.

About 260 species of birds have been observed in the wetland and new species are observed every year.

Lake Vistonida is 25 km from the city of Xanthi and 23 km from the city of Komotini and is a nearby destination for all visitors.

Monastery of Agios Nikolaos

The Monastery of Agios Nikolaos is a part of the Holy Greatest Monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos.

The complex is built on two small islands in the lagoon of Porto Lagos and welcomes visitors all year round, enjoying the wonderful view of the Thracian Sea.

Old Town of Xanthi

The Old Town is one of the main attractions of Xanthi and the wider area.

The architecture of the buildings, the picturesqueness and the historicity of the place are elements that make it stand out.

The city was built in 1829 after the earthquakes that completely destroyed the old settlement and the buildings were built based on the Byzantine churches that existed in the settlement.

Characteristic of the Old Town are its alleys, mansions, shops and churches. In the period 1870-1910 the Old Town became a prosperous city due to the cultivation of tobacco.

River Nestos

The river Nestos has a total length of 243km of which 130 are located in Greek territory.

This length ranks it in the 5th place of the largest rivers in Greece.

The area of Nestos has great natural wealth due to the “Great Forest”, in other words by the river forest and due to the wetlands in Delta of Nestos.

Also, the Path of Nestos are one of the most beautiful landscapes of Nestos, as it is a valley with dense vegetation, where the river that crosses it creates a magical landscape.