Wave Running – Running by the Sea at the Avdira – Keramoti seashore

The race will take place at the Avdira – Keramoti seashore, an area rich in historical, cultural and environmental background.

The race will start at the Avdira archaeological site. Runners will take a route that crosses the Nestos river mouth, and the finishing line will be at the Keramoti municipal camping.

The runners will be following a route next to the sea, enjoying a unique sense of freedom and being in touch with nature. The terrain consists of firm sand and has a smooth inclination.

Wave Running - Running by the Sea at the Avdira - Keramoti seashore

Nestos river

Nestos is one of the five biggest rivers in Greece. The length of the river is 243 km, of which 130 km in Greece. It rises in the Rila Mountains in Bulgaria and flows into the Aegean Sea.

The Straits of the Nestos river have been classified as an “Aesthetic Forest” by the Greek State because of the rich flora and fauna, while an area of approx. 17,500 acres has been declared protected area.

Wave Running - Running by the Sea at the Avdira - Keramoti seashore

The Nestos Delta is a protected wetland and extends over an area of approx. 140,000 acres, between Nea Karvali and Abdera. It is part of the area’s National Park which also includes the lakes Vistonida and Ismarida. In the area lies the famous riparian Great Forest (Koca Orman) with rich vegetation and numerous animal species. Today, after deforestation in 1952, the forest extends over an area of approx. 1,200 acres while in the past it covered more than 32,000 acres.

Wave Running - Running by the Sea at the Avdira - Keramoti seashore

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