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porto lagos village view
Porto Lagos is a fishing village, 26 km from Xanthi in Thrace. It has a harbor with many Porto Lagos is a small scenic village, which is coastal and lakeside at the same time since next to it is Vistonida lake and its coasts are washed by the Thracian sea. It is located on the northeastern side of the prefecture at the boarders of Xanthi and Rodopi prefectures and is popular with ornithologist, as well as lovers of bird watching as a perfect place for this activity. Among lagoons, valleys, forests and Vistonida lake there is a biotope that hosts a rich bird fauna. In this area you will find 322 bird species. Some of them are little egret, flamingos, pygmy cormorant etc. In the small forest at the entrance of the village and its port, above the dense pine trees three kinds of heron nest: the Grey Heron, the Squacco Heron and the Little Egret. You can watch here herons with binoculars from the observation tower or from the sea front where taverns and coffee shops are. In Porto Lagos has been established the Environmental Center of Information on Vistonida with rich exhibits from which the visitors can be informed about the area

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