Orestiada hosts the following departments of Democritus University of Thrace: Department of Rural DevelopmentDepartment of Forestry and Management of Environment and Natural Resources.

Orestiada is the northeasternmost and nothernmost city of Greece and the 2nd largest town of the Evros regional unit. The population is around 20.000 people. Orestiada is the most recent town of Greece given that it’s just 100 years old. The city is served by two railway stations, the larger Orestiada railway station, and a smaller station Sakkos.