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Not more than half an hour from Thessaloniki, in the Delta of Axios (also known as "Vardaris") river, you can find a unique spectacular landscape, full of lagoons, marshlands and old stilt huts, reminding a "Mad Max"-like scenery, a heavily "bombed" place. Until a couple of years ago, you could also find there some "underground" taverns, where you could enjoy excellent sea delicacies in an environment of "charming" decadence. They were all illegal, and the police closed them, unfortunately.

These stilt houses belong (or used to belong) to fishermen and mussel cultivators from the nearby villages. Most of them are abandoned now.

The Delta of Axios river, is in fact the Delta of 4 different rivers (the other 3 are Gallikos, Aliakmon and Loudias). It covers a huge area, considered a very important wetland and a protected biosphere.

*TECHNICAL INFO: Used a polarizer an ND-4 (2-stop down) filter, an aperture of f/22 and lowered manually the ISO to 50 for a 15 seconds take.

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