Elatias Forest
Elatias Forest
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James_Vlake
Thessaloniki, Greece
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
This is how the whole earth should be. Lush greenery, wild animals, and deafening silence. I can't wait to visit it again.
Written 23 July 2017
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
The southernmost point of Europe where Alpine vegetation can be found! Lush erithrelati forest. Easy access through Sidironero, due to new asphalt road.
Written 14 January 2017
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dimitravel35
Drama, Greece
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
This forest is a unique forest among those of the Balkans. Home to the red pine, this huge forest that extends into Bulgaria, is amazing to visit especially in October, when the leaves turn to all shades of brown, yellow and red and during the spring.
Written 18 October 2016
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James_Vlake
Thessaloniki, Greece
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Amazing place. Serene and beautiful as only a dense forest can be. We drove deeper and deeper and it kept getting better and better. Animals kept crossing the road. Unbelievably beautiful! Much better than any day at the beach.
I can't wait to go back there. Possibly the best place in Greece.
Written 17 July 2016
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NITHEDRA
Drama, Greece
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
The forest of Elatias is indeed nature at it's best. It is characterized as virgin forest and it is protected by laws. Entrance is prohibited in a big part of it. The part which can be visited however will amaze you with the sights the sounds and the colors of nature. I visit the forest every year with my family (wife, 2 kids and a tent) and we love the long walks into the deep green. The road that takes you there is long but in a very good condition (especially the last kilometers that used to be dirt in the past are now asphalt). Definitely worth the visit even if you have to drive a lot!!!
Written 29 March 2016
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Visitors of Drama have the chance to meet one of the greatest forest complexes of Greece - the magnificent Forest of Elatia – 72 km far from the town.
The remarkable flora and fauna on the mountains of the Central Rhodope is a kind of landmark, not only for our Drama, but also for the North Greece, in general. Having supplied ourselves with fuel in Drama, we drive north-east, towards Sidironero, 45km away from Drama.
The only forest of spruce trees in the country is to be found at Elatia where the landscape brings to mind similar landscapes in central and northern Europe. Moreover there is also another unique forest nearby at the location known as "Magoula" consisting of birch trees. Other species of trees and bushes which can be encountered are Abies borisii regis (which resembles the European poplar), pinus sylvestris, cedars, beech, birch, poplar, willow, sorbus, maple, oak, ash, alder, dogwood, hornbeam, ostrya, elder, bourtree, wild roses, whortleberries and so on while there is a whole range of softwood plants to be seen. Generally speaking there is a great wealth of plant species in Elatia (more than 700) many of which are endemic (local) to the Balkans, and many of which are rare in Greece. Moreover, a wide variety of mushrooms are to be seen many of which are edible (Boletus, Shaggymane and Amanita caesarea). The fauna in the area is also rich with species such as the brown bear, the wild boar, the deer, the roe deer, the hare, the wolf, the wild cat, the wood-pigeon, eagles, hawks and woodpeckers, among others.
Written 14 January 2016
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Peter K
Adelaide, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
1. A fantastic part of the Drama prefecture👍
2. Spectacular landscapes along the route.

Negative: Very tiring drive which at times seems like it will take ages to reach the destination. Due to this I'd honestly say that I personally would not do this trip again.
Written 20 June 2015
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