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Rivers

The rivers in Greece are relatively small in comparison to those in other countries. They follow the direction of the valleys and discharge into the Greek seas. The rivers are generally shallow and turbulent, none are navigable except for the Evros and Loudia Rivers, where vessels can travel along certain sections.

The longest flowing rivers in Greece are the Evros and the Axios Rivers. However, both originate from adjacent countries outside Greek territory; the Evros in Bulgaria and the Axios in F.Y.R.O.M., while the length of the Greek river section is limited). The longest river that originates in the country is the Aliakmon River, which flows through Western Macedonia and empties into the Thermaikos Gulf.

Important ecosystems and hydro-biotopes have formed along the lengths of many rivers, as well as at their estuaries. Many of these are especially well-known and are protected by international agreements.
During the summer months, cultural events are held by many riverside communities, while the visitor can also take part in water sports in many rivers.

 

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ARCADIA
Alfios River

Alfios or Alpheios (Greek: Αλφειός, meaning "whitish"), the longest river in the Peloponnese was in Greek mythology a god-river and fell in love with the nymph Arethusa. Alpheus was also the river...

ARTA
Cross these bridges when you come to Epirus, Greece!

Bridges bring people and cultures together. The stone bridges of Greece are mostly built in rugged landscapes and stand as architectural masterpieces of superb craftsmanship. They are associated with...

EVROS
Evros River

Evros is the natural border between Greece and Turkey and one of the biggest rivers of the Balkan peninsula. It flows into the Thracian sea, near Alexandroupolis where it forms a vast and multiform...
Evros river Delta

On the north end of Evros prefecture where it shares boarders with Turkey, Evros river forms a rich delta, a wetland of international importance which extends over 200 km2. The great variety of...

FTHIOTIDA
Spercheios River

This river was worshiped by the Greeks who lived in its valley. It flows into Maliakos Bay after a raging course of 80 km. ...

ILIA
Alfios River

Alfios or Alpheios (Greek: Αλφειός, meaning "whitish"), the longest river in the Peloponnese was in Greek mythology a god-river and fell in love with the nymph Arethusa. Alpheus was also the river...

IOANNINA
Cross these bridges when you come to Epirus, Greece!

Bridges bring people and cultures together. The stone bridges of Greece are mostly built in rugged landscapes and stand as architectural masterpieces of superb craftsmanship. They are associated with...

KAVALA
Escape at the Nestos straits

Being the natural border between the districts of Kavala and Xanthi, the Nestos runs a long way of sheer gorgeousness consisting in rich forests, rare wetlands and imposing geological formations. A...

KILKIS
Axios river

Axios river hosts a remarkable flora and fauna and as a result it is considered to be a biotope of special interest together with the delta in Thermaicos, which is protected by the international...
Gallikos river

Gallikos river starts from Kroussia mountains (Disoro mountain) and flowing south falsl into Thermaikos gulf close to Kalochori village. It is one of the largest rivers in Central Macedonia. It took...

LARISSA
Pineios river

Pineios is the biggest river in Thessaly with a total length of more than 200 kilometres. It rises in the beautiful Pindos Range, crosses the Plain of Thessaly and the Valley of Tempi, it forms...

PREVEZA
Cross these bridges when you come to Epirus, Greece!

Bridges bring people and cultures together. The stone bridges of Greece are mostly built in rugged landscapes and stand as architectural masterpieces of superb craftsmanship. They are associated with...

THESPROTIA
Acherodas River

The mythical river of Epirus The triumph of Love over Death: Orpheus, son of the muse Calliope, was devastated by the death of his wife Eurudice. With his weeping lyre he achieved to move the king...
Cross these bridges when you come to Epirus, Greece!

Bridges bring people and cultures together. The stone bridges of Greece are mostly built in rugged landscapes and stand as architectural masterpieces of superb craftsmanship. They are associated with...
Kalamas Delta

The mountains and the hills existing close to Kalama river delta where islands once. The sedimentation of the river during its centuries old course along Thesprotia area covered the sea around them...
Kalamas River

Kalamas river springs from Epirotic mountains of Ioannina. It passes through Ioannina and Thesprotia prefectures falling to the Ionian sea. The river, the vegetation and the scenery of the river...

THESSALONIKI
Delta of Axios

Almost at the outskirts of Thessalonica (18 km) begins a large alluvial area formed by the extremities of Axios River with the riverside vegetation, elms, willows and bushes. Many bird species such...

XANTHI
Escape at the Nestos straits

Being the natural border between the districts of Kavala and Xanthi, the Nestos runs a long way of sheer gorgeousness consisting in rich forests, rare wetlands and imposing geological formations. A...
Nestos River

Nestos river is one of the most important rivers in Greece. Its springs are located in Rila mountain in south Bulgaria between Aemos and Rodopi mountain chains. Its overall length is 243 km. 140km of...
Nestos river delta

Nestos river delta is located in the south side of Kavala and Xanthi boarders. Its beginning is located at the fall of the river from Toxotes mountains and spreads towards the south covering a vast...

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