Pentalofos

Pentalofos is a traditional village of Evros near the borders with Bulgaria. The landscape in the area is peaceful with vast plains and low hillsides. The village was founded by the Ottoman Empire and the Turks called it then Beştele. After a brief period of Bulgarian occupation between 1913 and 1919, it passed to Greece and was inhabited by Greek refugees. Its name comes from the five hills that surround it. Currently in Pentalofos live 510 people.

From 2004 in Pentalofos operates a prey breeding unit, called “Eurothirama.” Roes, deer, wild boars, partridges and pheasants reproduce in large numbers and enrich habitats and hunting areas. Part of the area can be visited and enables the observation of animals in their natural environment, an experience unique. At the area operates a traditional guesthouse with 13 rooms.

Within 10 minutes from Pentalofos, the Nature lovers Association has renovated an old outpost at “Drymos” and has turned into a shelter for walkers, with fireplace, beds and kitchen. The shelter “Bara” is ideal for starting trekking excursions into the surrounding forest with spectacular views up to Orestiada, Adrianoupolis in Turkey and Svilengrad of Bulgaria.

Pentalofos is 16 kilometers from Ormenio, 48 kilometers from Orestiada and 162 kilometers from Alexandroupolis.