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The Municipality of Nestos is located at the eastern most point of Macedonia, in the regional unit of Kavala with Chrysoupoli as its capital city. It has a size of 679 square kilometers and a population of approximately 22.330 inhabitants. It is a place of unparalleled beauty with a diverse geophysical landscape. It has a rich mountainous mass with traditional villages, forests with beeches, chestnuts and cornuses, running waters, picturesque bridges, paths and passages. In this extraordinary puzzle are added the historical Chrysoupoli, the archaeological trade city of Pistyros, ancient Topeiros of Roman Via Egnatia, Lithochori with the burials of the horses, the imposing Monastery of Nikites, the Delta of Nestos, Keramoti with the emerald waters and the fine white sand as well as the largest riverside forest in Europe, Kotza Orman.

The area around the Nestos River is full of history, which, starts from the Paleolithic Age. Thracian territory until the time of the Macedonians and constantly inhabited in the years of the Roman and Byzantine Empires, the area around Nestos remains a bounteous archaeological field for research and study.

Due to large scale irrigation projects, Chrysoupoli is nowadays the center of agricultural production on the western side of the Nestos Delta. Agricultural cooperatives standardize and export a large number of agricultural products to foreign markets. For the first time also the Nestos geothermal field is exploited by a company specialized in the production of decorative and floricultural plants, while the progress of craft units continues,like the famous distillery Mpampatzim. In the mountainous settlements of Lekani, with the great grazing areas, organic livestock breeding is still blooming. In addition the municipality of Nestos is also a key transit node, as in its bounds operates the airport "Megas Alexandros", as well as the port of Keramoti, through which is ensured a freight and passenger traffic to Thasos by ferry.

Nowdays Nestos area is dominated by the cultivation of corn, rice, watermelons, beans, apricots, peaches and potatoes (mainly within the Lekani area). The kiwis, the asparagus of Nestos is considered to be of top quality and they are the most important exported agricultural products.

At the lagoons of Keramoti (Vassova, Erateino, Agiasma) stand out the fish hatcheries with sea breams, crabs, mussels, sardines and mullets. Near the village Avramilia are cultivated vineyards giving high-quality grapes and wine [Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, Malagouzia, Agiorgitiko, Assyrtiko and Sauvignon) whereas high-quality honey is produced in Monastiraki.

Role of Municipality of Nestos in the project

  • Support, mobilization, support and activation of an existing Social Cooperative Company and the organization, guidance and counseling of its members in order to jointly undertake with the contractor, design and implementation of a pilot bio-waste composting operation
  • Preparation activities and installation of equipment at the composting point
  • Design and Analysis of the compost system
  • Development of a report on the pilot activity titled ‘The enlorement of the SCE in the process of composting’