About Drama

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Drama is a city in eastern Macedonia, the seat of the Municipality of Drama and the capital of the Regional Unit of Drama in the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. It has a population of 45,823 according to the 2011 census. It is located in the area of ancient Idonida with a long history, as the place has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The etymology of the word comes from “Hydrama”-“Dyrama”, due to the abundance of water that springs up in the area. It is the seat of the School of Geotechnical Sciences of the International University of Greece. The city annually hosts the International Festival of Short Drama Films.

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  • The municipal garden. In the center of the garden is the statue of Liberty of Drama. In the garden there are also: the monument of the National Resistance, the memorial-cemetery of the martyrs of the Drama Massacre, the bust of Theodoros Kolokotronis and the Monument to the Heroes of the Polytechnic.
  • the marble high school of Drama for boys with an E-shaped floor plan, which symbolizes the word Greece and Freedom.
  • The Drama Schools which were built in 1907 on the initiative of the Metropolitan of Drama Chrysostomos. The building was founded in 1907 and work was completed in 1909, during Chrysostom’s second period as archpriest in Drama, after many interruptions and interventions by the Ottoman administration. The building, with a P-shaped floor plan with a clear reference to the word Patrida, housed a girls’ school and a boys’ school.
  • The hill of Korylovou which offers a panoramic view of the whole city. Near the top is the cross erected in 1995 in honor of the Asia Minor Refugees.
  • The Church of Agios Nikolaos. Agios Nikolaos is located in the center of the city. During the Turkish rule it was a mosque and was called Eski mosque (ancient mosque) or Charsi mosque (market mosque). It was built by Sultan Bayezid II (1481-1512)

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