Grevena

  • Grebini RUP
  • Grebeneja SQ
  • Greben SR
  • Grebene TR

Town in West Macedonia

The rural road leading to Grevena among mountains of great altitude.
photo: maxos_dim

Attractions, Sights & Things to Do in or near Grevena

The statue of the bishop Aimilianos that stands as a memorial in the central square of Grevena.
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Aimilianou Square, Grevena

Central square of Grevena that bears the name of the bishop who defended the Greek identity of the city inhabitants and was murdered in 1911.

The clock tower of Grevena having in the background buildings and houses of the city as well as the blue sky.
photo: Dinos / CC BY 2.0
↘ SE   < 1km

Clock Tower of Grevena

Dating from 1776, it is the only preserved monument from the Ottoman era. The clock works properly and is considered as a city trademark.

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The stone-built bridge of Ziakas among the dense vegetation of the area.
↙ SW   ≈ 18km

Bridge of Ziakas, Zakas Grevena

Another stone-built bridge of Grevena area that, as the nearby village, gets its name from a leader of the Greek struggle of Independence.

The main entrance of the main church of the monastery of the Assumption of Mary at Spilaio, Grevena.
↙ SW   ≈ 20.8km

Panagia Monastery, Spilaio Grevena

The main church of an old monastery that was founded in 1633, and is located very close to the settlement of Spilaio village of Grevena.

The stone bridge of Portitsa with the canyon in the background.
↙ SW   ≈ 21.8km

Portitsa Bridge, Spilaio Grevena

At the entering point of Portitsa canyon and nearly 4 km from Spilaio village, the visitor can find an amazing stone bridge of the 18th century.

A big cross, a Greek flag and the memorial at the hill of Annítsa.
← W   ≈ 40.1km

Battle of Pindus War Memorial in Annitsa

Commemorating a battle of November 1940 between the Italian army and a local defence unit.

Perivoli, Grevena

Mountainous village located in the region of Pindus Natural Park that is built at an altitude of 1350 meters and has nearly 500 inhabitants.

People in winter clothes sit on chairs by their ski equipment having the slope of Vasilitsa in the background.
← W   ≈ 41.2km

Vasilitsa Ski Center, Grevena

Located on the Pindus mount range, it is named after the local mountain, while it is a famous and contemporary ski resort that dates from 1975.

An overview of the natural landscape of Valia Kalda, including mountains, trees, and the valley itself.
↙ SW   ≈ 44km

Pindus National Park (Eastern Part)

« Valia Kalda »

"The warm valley", as is the literal meaning of its local name, is snow-covered for 8 months per year.

A building that follows the traditional local architecture at the snowy square of Samarina.
← W   ≈ 48.8km

Samarina, Grevena

Officially the second highest settlement in Greece on an altitude of 1450 meters, with a population consisted mostly of Aromanians (Vlachs).

An overview of one of the Flega Lakes in Pindos National Park (Valia Kalda).
↙ SW   ≈ 48.8km

Flega Lakes, Pindos National Park

Legendary mountainous lakes on the subalpine highlands of "Valia Kalda", that can be reached through 3 different hiking trails.

Questions & Answers about Grevena

Why Visit Grevena?
  • Famous for the stone-built bridges and Valia Kalda, part of Pindus National Park.
  • Macedonian city located in a mountainous area with great natural landscape.
  • In 2007, it was declared the "City of Mushroom".
What is Grevena, Greece?

The Greek city of Grevena is located in the Macedonia region and it's the largest city of the prefecture with 25.905 inhabitants. The 1995 earthquake that struck the region resulted in major damage, but fortunately no lives, since two smaller earthquakes before the major one, had already driven the residents out of their homes. In 2007 it was declared the "City of Mushroom" and the potential visitors can find many different kinds and restaurants using mushrooms as the main material in their dishes.