Paranesti is a small town of Drama. Located on the road linking Drama with Stavroupoli of Xanthi. Has an altitude of 120 m and a permanent population of about 400 inhabitants. It is 40 km far from Drama and 22 km from Stavroupoli.
It is the last supply centre for the trip in the hinterland of Paranesti area. The area is characterized by its rich natural beauty, with a great and rare vegetation, rich flora and fauna, streams with old arched bridges and beautiful waterfalls, while the scattered ruins and churches testify to human presence in previous decades.
The village also has a health centre, police, schools, forestry, train station. For visitors, there are two hotels, taverns, cafes, bars, gas station and various shops.
It definitely worths the effort to spend a short stroll through Environmental Education Center of Paranesti and the Natural History Museum of Rodopi. Launched in 2002 and offering the possibility of a multifaceted contact with its impressive natural environment of the mountains of Rodopi and the valley of Nestos.
In recent years in Paranesti every autumn conducted, with great success, international racing mountain virgin forest of Paranesti Virgin Forest Trail.
In Paranesti you can do rafting, trekking, flying fox, mountain bike, canoe, kayak, archery, paragliding, climbing, horse riding and jeep safari.