A large delta, turned almost completely to agricultural land, with a series of brackish coastal lagoons (Goubournou or Agiasmatos, Vasovas, Erateinou, Keramotis, Kokalas, Maganon, Monastirakioy and Haideftou) that are separated from sea with narrow sand bars. Only small patches remain from the once vast riverine forest.

The local agricultural markets have stiff competition. Export seems to be the solution but implies a lot of organisational changes that have to take place soon. The globalisation marches towards Kavala too.