The first residential evidence of the region is Neolithic. During Roman times, the city of Drama was an important stop on the road network. The worship of Dionysus, the god wine is strong in the area and continued until later Roman years. Later, the same area became known for the passage of the Apostle Paul and his retinue through Philippi and the establishment of the first Christian church. During the mid Byzantine period the area has a vibrant commercial life. In 1204 it fell into the hands of the Crusaders and for the next century it was conquered several times by Bulgarians and Byzantines and finally by the Ottomans in 1383. Major changes took place in the region following 1879 when the production and trade of tobacco brought about an increase in population and strengthened commerce. The arrival of the railway in 1895 and the improvement of the roads connected Drama to the large centers and commercial sea routes. Large tobacco-trading firms established branches in Drama, tobacco storehouses were built and banks opened offices here. The Greek Army liberated the city on 1st July 1913 following 530 years of foreign occupation and the transfer of populations that took place in 1923 formed the present face of Drama.
The region of Drama is situated in northern Macedonia, sharing borders with Bulgaria to the north, the region of Xanti to the east, Kavala to the south and Serres to the west. The region spans an area of 3.468 sq. km. with a population of 106.371 residents. The capital city of the region is the city of Drama with 55.632 inhabitants. The region is mainly mountainous and the main mountains are Orvilos, Falakro and the western Rhodope Mountains.
Mount Falakro is one of the highest mountains in the country with a ski center operating during winter. The mountain consists mainly of marble and granite and the lack of vegetation to form here gave the name Falakro meaning Bald. Thus on Falakro there is rare flora and fauna, rare species of softwood plants and rare invertebrates and are protected under the network Natura 2000. The cavern of Aggitis river is very interesting as it is crossed by an underground river that have been used for irrigating the plains since antiquity, with huge stalagmites hanging from the ceiling, sometimes nearly to the surface of the water. The cave has no steps, despite the exit from the water wheel, so it is suitable for disabled visitors.
Police in Drama: +30 25210 22341
Hospital in Drama: +30 25210 25600
Bus services of Drama region: +30 25210 32421
Railway of Drama region: +30 25210 36569
Falakro Ski Center: +30 25210 62224