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Country  Greece
Time zone  EET (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration  OP
Local time  Sunday 7:26 PM
Municipality  Soufli
Districts  7
Postal code  680 04
Elevation  20 m
Area code  25530
Regional unit  Evros
Weather  14°C, Wind N at 11 km/h, 68% Humidity
Administrative region  Eastern Macedonia and Thrace

Orfeas (Greek: Ορφέας), named after the mythical musician Orpheus, is a former municipality in the Evros regional unit, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Soufli, of which it is a municipal unit. Its land area is 643.266 km² (248.366 sq mi) and its population was 4,761 inhabitants at the 2011 census. It is located in the north-central part of Evros, and borders both southeastern Bulgaria and northwestern Turkey. The seat of the municipality was in Lavara (pop. 1,093 in 2011). Much of the land is mountainous and forested to the west, extending up to the Rhodope regional unit. It is linked with GR-51 (Alexandroupoli – Orestiada – Edirne in Turkey and Svilengrad in Bulgaria). The town of Lávara sits on a plain. It is located SE of Svilengrad, S of Edirne, Turkey and Orestiada, and 13 km N of Soufli and 78 km N of Alexandroupoli. The municipality's next largest towns are Agriani, Mega Dereio and Amorio.


Map of Orfeas 680 04, Greece


The municipality was affected by flooding of the Evros river in February and March 2005. 50 houses were damaged. The rail south of Lavara and near the station were also flooded and was closed that time.


Forests dominate the river banks and parts of the plain. Much of the area are used for farming. The main production are cattle, fruits and vegetables and some flowers. The mountains dominate further west.


The municipal unit Orfeas is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

  • Lavara
  • Amorio
  • Kyriaki
  • Mandra
  • Mavrokklisi (Mavrokklisi, Korymvos)
  • Mikro Dereio (Mikro Dereio, Geriko, Goniko, Mega Dereio, Petrolofos, Roussa, Sidirochori)
  • Protokklisi (Protokklisi, Agriani)
  • References

    Orfeas Wikipedia