Valleys and mountains. Alpine refuges and ski resorts. Glorious
forests. Flocks of birds. Fertile soil, endless tobacco
plantations. Caves with enormous multicoloured stalactites.
Rivers that burble gently. Lyrical waters. Magical scenery.
Hospitable people with warm smiles. The prefectural capital
bears the same name, Drama. It lies at the foot of Mt. Falakro,
which the locals call “the mountain of the flowers”.
This mountain of remarkable beauty boasts ski slopes for winter
sports enthusiasts and four well-equipped refuges for climbers.
The town, drenched in greenery and flowers thanks to its
abundant water, looms above the valley filled with tobacco
fields as far as the eye can see.
Why not take a hike through the wonderful forest of Elatia (70
km. north of Drama), where amongst the pines, oaks and willows,
the red fir grows, a very rare tree in this country whose height
often reaches 50 meters. Southeast of Drama (10km.) is the
pretty market town of Doxato, with facilities for tourists and a
reputation for fun and high spirits.
The Bounar-Bassi springs, a corner of Paradise with running
streams and enormous trees, are just 3 kilometers away at the
foot of Kouslari, a low mountain.