One of the most important tourist attractions in Eastern Macedonia is the Aggitis river cave, which has the uniqueness of being the largest river cave in the world. The Aggiti cave is located approximately 25 km northwest of Drama, in the municipality of Prosotsani, next to the village of Piges, it can be visited for a length of 500 meters, while in total it extends over a length of more than 21 kilometers.
The path inside the cave is impressive, as it takes place on a “pedestrian path” that crosses the length of the cave with the beautiful stalactites, sometimes above the calm waters of the river and sometimes above the noisy ones when they follow a course on a sloping bed. Impressive is also the exit of the river through the mountain, through a small arched opening at the base of a small vaulted cave (hall of the wheel). This room has a diameter of 40 meters and a maximum height of 15 meters, while it was known because of the natural opening and was the starting point for speleologists.
The other name of the cave is ¨Maara¨, a name probably etymologically in Arabic as “small cave”, or in Hebrew meaning “water from the mountain”. The river, rushing out of the cave, follows a course between a dense vegetation of plane trees and creates a very beautiful atmosphere for paddling, for picnics, but also for a relaxed and more relaxing rest in the adjacent taverns and coffee places.
The Aggitis, the largest of the tributaries of the Strymonas river, with a length of about 50 km – continues its journey at the height of the village of Symboli, receiving the waters from the springs of Drama, from where a labyrinthine route between vertical rocks begins, forming the homonymous gorge of Aggitis.