Traveler's Guide

East Macedonia & Thrace

Kali Vrysi


It is located 23 km NW of the city of Drama in NE foothills of Menikio mountain across from Falakro Mountain. Built with traditional farmhouses of the late 19th century, among picturesque streets. The area is dominated by the three-aisled basilica of St. Nicholas (1877) that preserves the original pictures in the chancel of the mid-19th century.
The villagers mainly deal with agriculture and the cultivation of tobacco, grain and cotton while last began to spread and viticulture.
There are also several farmers and quarrymen.
Residents distinguish their love for feasting and entertainment.
Of particular interest is the sanctuary of Dionysus worship early Hellenistic period, preserved in good condition. The Sanctuary is located between the mountains Menikio and Falakro and is 2.5 km from Kali Vrysi.
Kali Vrysi has a vivid tradition with impressive folk events marking the coming of the new year. Ancient customs associated with the cult of Dionysus, have the satirical name Pampougera and appearing of the days of Epiphany.

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