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The Routes of the Honey in the virgin forest of Frakto. A 4×4 vehicle is a better option

Macedonia

Drama

Duration

8 h

Availability

Up to 10 persons

Guided Tour

Up to 10 persons

Overnight Stay

Not provided

Active Months

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Description

“To Meli tis Arkoudas” (“The Bear’s Honey”) is a small family-owned apiary facility that has been active since 1950.
It is located at Paranesti village (Prinolofos area, near the town of Drama) in the Rodopi Mountains. The virgin forest of Fraktos, unique in Greece and perhaps the most balanced natural ecosystem in Europe, is located here. In this beautiful natural environment we encounter the richest flora of Greece, from alpine meadows and spruce forests on the slopes of the Rodopi Mountains to the coasts of Eastern Macedonia, Thrace, and Thassos, where more than 4,500 plant species thrive. Most of them are melliferous and polleniferous. Our facility is situated 80km from the island of Thassos and 60km from the forest of Fraktos. The collection of honey starts from the Rhodopi mountains and reaches the pine forests of Thassos.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey through the untouched beauty of the Virgin Forest of Frakto, where a world of wonder awaits. As you venture along the scenic routes, tracing the path of the industrious bees, prepare to be captivated by the enchanting Natura sites that unfold before your eyes.

From the moment you set foot on this breathtaking adventure, you’ll find yourself immersed in a symphony of sights, scents, and sounds. Ascend from the lush valleys at 300 meters to the majestic heights of 1400 meters, following in the footsteps of nature’s tireless pollinators.

Traveling by a robust 4×4 vehicle, you’ll traverse rugged terrain with ease, enabling you to reach hidden gems tucked away in the heart of this untamed paradise. Each turn reveals a new discovery, as you encounter an abundance of vibrant beekeeping plants, their delicate blooms painting the landscape in a kaleidoscope of colors.

As you delve deeper into the secrets of honey production, expert guides will unveil the fascinating processes that unfold in this untouched ecosystem. Gain a deeper understanding of the delicate dance between bees and the environment they call home. Learn how the intricate balance of nature influences the flavors, aromas, and unique characteristics of the honey produced in this extraordinary region.

While the journey may take you off the beaten path, the rewards are immeasurable. Allow yourself to be embraced by the serenity of the forest, breathe in the pure air scented with fragrant blooms, and let the melodic hum of bees serenade you along the way.

Prepare to be mesmerized by the untouched beauty of the Virgin Forest of Frakto, where nature’s wonders come to life. Join us on this unforgettable expedition, and let the bees guide you on a truly extraordinary and captivating adventure.

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Products

Honey, pollen, royal jelly, natural bee wax, propolis, natural cell regeneration cream, pasteli with honey, rakomelo, spread of honey & hazelnut paste, black garlic with honey, honey nut spreads, chocolate types with honey

Tour Languages

Greek, English

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