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What to see in Drama

Drama ● 22 December 2016
 

Pristine nature, wild mountains, prominent vineyards and wineries as well as a beautiful city with a long and important history. This is Drama, the city of water and wine, just an hour away from Kavala International Airport. Drama is also the place to be during Christmas thanks to its wonderful Christmas Market that will make you feel that you have visited a town in Central Europe.


1. Agia Varvara Park

Right in the city centre, at Agia Varvara Park, the turquoise waters of springs and fountains form small lakes, streams and waterfalls. Every year on December 3, the Eve of Saint Barbara's feast day, the local people send small homemade boats with a lit candle onto the waters of the lake in front of the Church of Agia Varvara, offering an impressive scenery. Here, you will find taverns, a small open-air theatre, traditional water mills and tobacco warehouses, which are indicative of Drama's industrious past.


2. The Archaeological Museum of Drama

This museum showcases significant discoveries from ancient times, which date back as far as prehistoric times. You will be informed about the rich and long history of the city as well as the whole area of Macedonia (Greece).


3. The Church of Agia Sofia

A fine example of the Byzantine architecture and painting is the Church of Agia Sofia, which was built in the 10th century. Near the church, you can explore the remnants of the Byzantine walls and their extensions that were added during the Ottoman rule.


4. The Municipal Park

A popular attraction are the verdant gardens of the Municipal Park. Every December, the park hosts a Christmas village (Dreamland) with traditional snacks, festive workshops, music, theatre and dance performances.


5. The Hill of Korylovos

The pine-clad Korylovos Hill is ideal for walks, and it offers panoramic view of the city from the top. The place is also used as a paragliding launch pad.


6. The wine region roads

The broader area of Drama is a prominent winemaking region with superb wines and impressive wineries. Some of the most famous Greek wine varieties are made here, and you have a perfect opportunity to taste them and learn the winemaking process, which is something unique in Greece. The winemakers are very hospitable, and they will show you everything you want to know.


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