The virgin forest of Fraktos in the region of Paranestios, unique in Greece and one of the most important of its kind in Europe, being declared a “Preserved Monument of Nature” in 1980. Its area covers 1455 acres of beech, fir and spruce trees, and it creates five waterfalls known as the Achladorema waterfalls in the region of the same name. In the Fraktos forest area, over 100 species of birds are reproduced, while at least 32 species of mammals also live here. Also, in the forests of Elatia and Kara Dere in the region of Sidironero-Skaloti, the flora that one encounters is particularly rich, with over 700 species, many rare for Greece. The local fauna is also diverse, with species such as the brown bear, wild boar, deer, roe, wolves and many species of birds such as eagles and hawks. The recommended activities, particularly in the spring, are fishing in the River Nestos, extreme sports (rafting and canoeing) from the edge of the area of Temenos until the bridge over the river at the entrance of Paranestio, mountain biking from Mesohori as far as the height of the dam at Temenos, and visiting the River Nestos with a “chair” and a picnic.
The cave with the springs of the River Angitis (or Maara). At a distance of 23 km northwest of the town of Drama is the only used river cave in the whole of Greece. It is over 13 km long!
The Falakro ski centre. Open from December to April, the ski centre attracts fans of skiing thanks to its 21 pistes, with varying levels of difficulty.
The sights located in the centre of the town of Drama: the park of Agia Varvara; the Archaeological Museum, which covers the human presence in the Regional Unit chronologically, from the Middle Palaeolithic period (50,000 years ago); and the Folklore Museum of Drama.
The picturesque villages, such as Volakas, Petrousa, Kali Vrysi, Pagoneri, Prosotsani, Paranesti, Kato Nevrokopi, Monastiraki and Doxato. All without exception are small treasuries of ancient and Byzantine rites that every visitor should definitely discover in every season of the year.
The wineries of the region. For lovers of wine, Drama is well known for its excellent quality wine, as well as its tsipouro spirit, which are produced in the town and have won international distinctions. The wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah as well as Greek varieties, such as the Asyrtiko, Roditis and Malagouzia. Today seven exemplary wine-making units are in operation, many of which can be visited by oenophiles and others, and which offer tours and wine-tastings.