The Muncipality of Topeiros is the result of the unity of the former
Communities of Avato, Galani,
Its expanse is 312,5m2. It consists of 36 settlements and its population is about
The North section of the Municipality of is mountainous and composes
part of the mountain range of Rodopi.
It has rich vegetation, with rare flora and fauna, deep ravines with a large number
of small streams, which join the Nestos river.
All the west side is traversed by the Nestos
river, which has its springs in Bulgaria.
Its natural flow creates meanderings, which are surrounded by steeps areas with
aquatic vegetation forming a distinctive landscape, known as the "NARROWS
of NESTOS". The Southern
part of the Municipality and the biggest one is flat and covered with arable lands.
There are some hilly as well as swampy lands, mostly near the coastline of Thracian
Sea and the "DELTA" of Nestos.
The narrows and the "Delta" of Nestos
are the most important natural resources. The Delta of Nestos
was characterized as one of the ten most valuable wetlands of Europe. According
to scientific and ecological point of view, it offers a very rich variety of fauna.
Finally, the water of Nestos
consists a significant agricultural resource.
The Municipality of Topeiros has 3 Gymnasiums (High schools), 28 Elementary
Schools and 11 Kindergartens. There are also Infant-private medical offices, dental
clinics and many pharmacies.
Topeiros has a lot of cultural associations, women’s clubs,
athletic clubs and fields. Also, theatrical-dancing, photography, music and environment
clubs operate in the area.
This text (extract) is cited October 2003 from the Municipality
of Topeiros tourist pamphlet.