The newly-established Kapodistrian Municipality of Avdera came out
of the unity of four former Communities and includes nine villages. It spreads
around a place of 16.400 hectare and possesses the largest part of the coastal
zone of the prefecture of Xanthi.
The brilliant historical route from antiquity to these days, the rich
cultural inheritance and tradition and the rare natural watery wealth are the
typical features of the multi-faced Municipality of Avdera and make it an outstanding
and blessed area. The wider region is regarded as an area of ecological importance
and it is protected by the International Convention "Ramsar". The hydrobiotic
place of Vistonida lake with
300 different kinds of birds, lagoons Lafri and Lafrouda, the beautiful beaches
with the clear waters and the fine sandy beaches, the thick plantation and the
picturesque harbours of Avdera
and Porto Lagos, compose
a mosaic of rare natural beauty which captivates every visitor.
This text (extract) is cited October 2003 from the Municipality
of Avdera tourist pamphlet.