Drama is a beautiful city in eastern Macedonia. It is located below the peaks of "Falacro" mountain and its image composing both the architecture of the city and unique natural landscape too. It is a city with a long history, as it has been inhabited since prehistoric times and it is part of the Greek State in 1913 and when released of the Bulgarians during the Second Balkan War. The etymology of the word Drama derives from "Hydrama" - "Dyrama" because of the abundance of water that flow in the area. In Drama among various cultural events, singles the "Short Film Festival" each September, which attracts many filmmakers and film fans every year.
St. Barbara's Park
In an area of 60 acres in the heart of the city you can visit one of 60 most beautiful parks in Europe according to the program Culture 2000. A beautiful scenery consisted by old trees, rivers, tponds and wooden bridges, as well as ducks, geese and swans that live in it. A real trademark of the city took its name from the church of Saint Barbara. According to tradition, the church was saved from the Turks by a miracle of St. Barbara, and on 4 December each year, the people light candles on boats sailing on the lake to honor her memory.
A unique natural monument, where visitors can tour the first 500 meters. Its excavation in 1992 unearthed stone tools and bones of unknown in Greece animals like rhino, megakeros and mammoths. In the "hall of the wheel" are survived two paddles of the early 20th century, while the area surrounding the cave has unique natural beauty witn trees offered for the ultimate feeling of relaxation.
Falacro Ski Center
It is located 46 km from the city of Drama and is one of the largest ski resorts in the country. Covering an area of 600 square kilometers in altitude from 1720 to 2110 meters, it has more than 20 tracks that their overall length exceeds 20 km., a restaurant for 250 persons, and the hostel which can accommodate 80 persons. Falacro offers many possibilities for many extreme activities more than skiing, like hiking, climbing, mountain biking etc.
North of Drama, just 2 km from "Nevrokopi" you'll meet the impregnable Lisse stronghold. It is the only preserved fortress by those that the Greek army fought against German and Bulgarian invasions on 6 and 7 April 1941. In honor of the battle and its heroes, since 2002 has built a small museum with exhibits that include weapons from Greek and the German army, uniforms, medals and personal belongings from soldiers and officers. In the courtyard there are Greek army canons.
The Archaeological Museum of Drama is one of the major attractions of the city. It gives visitors the opportunity to watch local history from 50,000 BC until its liberation (1913) through the findings of Stone Age from Aggitis Cave and objects from the Neolithic period . It also houses finds from the sanctuary of Dionysus in the ancient tow of Drama and the monumental temple of the same god from "Faucet Kali", number of coins from ancient cities of the wider region and several findings of Roman times.
It opened its doors in 1999 and operates under the authority of the Metropolis of Drama. The exhibits include icons of folk art, wood carvings and metropolitans' vestments. In the third and fourth floor among images of popular style, stand a wooden tabernacle and an embroidered cover of the altar.
Drama is connected by air with all major cities through the airport Chrisoupolis which is 68 km away from the town of Drama . Alternatively you can use train or bus linking Drama with all major cities of Greece
Flavors and Shopping Giude
The local cuisine has strongly influenced by Thrace and Asia flavors as Drama was a place for refugees. Don't forget try "itsli kiofte", "begenti", "gkioulmpasi" etc. Further north in Nevrokopi and to the river head of Kefalari you can taste local trout. Finally, a special place has the winery production of Drama, having won many awards in Greece and abroad recently by cultivating delicious Greek varieties like "Assyrtiko", "Limnio", "Savatiano" and "Roditis".