|The Prefecture of Drama is a magical, undiscovered region, full of unique natural beauty. Its majestic mountains, colourful plains, mountainous valleys, enchanting forests, inaccessible ravines, remote gorges and the beguiling beauty of its caves compose one of the prettiest pieces in the mosaic of Greece’s natural environment.
The area’s birch and spruce forests – the most extensive and productive in Greece and unique of their kind nationwide – the undisturbed ecosystem of the Virgin Forests of Fraktos, the variety in plant life, the southernmost limits for the presence of several animals and plants, they all lend this mountainous region a special character.
Crossed by Nestos River and its numerous, maze-like torrential strems, the imposing presence of Mt. Falakro and the best ski centre nationwide, high quality wine varieties and splendid marble, the Prefecture of Drama is a genuine gift of nature.
In harmonious continuity with the past, old customs are preserved alive, passed from generation to generation. Popular culture with special interest, a plethora of traditional festivals that originate in the worship of god Dionysos, enriched with the cultural and creative air of the refugees from Pontos, Thrace and Asia Minor.
The region represents a constant challenge for the modern traveler who is in quest of an alternative way of entertainment, relaxation and physical exercise, away from the large city stress.
It is a true joy for trekking, skiing, mountaineering, photography, adventure, a joy for nature lovers, a unique opportunity for the city dweller to get acquainted with farming activities and the culture of local people.
The Prefecture of Drama is one of the most impressive and interesting area in Greece, where nature wears her “Sunday best” year-round.