A guest post by Eirini Kotsaki, from Let’s Trek!
The Frakto Virgin Forest is located at the northern borders of Greece, in the area where an imaginary line drawn from Paranesti municipality (Drama prefecture) meets the Greek-Bulgarian border line.
Frakto Virgin Forest is referred as “virgin” because the human presence was absent for hundreds of years so the eco system has remained unattached and virgin. Rare flora and fauna is well hidden in this unique mountain landscape where few are allowed to enter and experience the wild scenery.
The well carved footpaths lead to waterfalls of different height and beauty. Many panoramic spots offer the opportunity for the best wild nature photography.
The forest is ideal tracks for trekkers and hikers who wish to meet the wild nature of Greece. Chamois, capercaillies, wolves, bears, roe deer and birds of prey are some of the inhabitants of this amazing place.
The Frakto Virgin Forest is within the national park of Rodopi mountain range.
Eirini Kotsaki is a qualified Mountain Leader and forest ranger in Rodopi mountain range national park for over a decade. She is guiding individuals or groups in paths all over the national park.
If you like to hike with her in the mystic and adventurous Rodopi, contact her through: [email protected] or her phone: +30 6980 211 854.
The whole area is magical and very beautiful. You will definitely enjoy it.