Grevena

There is not as much to do in this town as there is around it. Excursion for skiing and hiking in mountainous villages would be your best option.

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

Grevena Attractions

The stone bridge of Portitsa with the canyon in the background.
hidden gem
distant ≈ 21.8km

Portitsa Bridge, Spilaio Grevena

At the entrance of Portitsa canyon, about 4 km from Spilaio village, you will find an arched stone bridge from the 18th century.

Ziakas Stone Bridge

A stone-built two-arched bridge of Grevena, like the nearby village, got its name from a hero of the Greek War of Independence.

Aimilianou Square

Central square of Grevena named after a bishop who defended the Greek population. Nice cafes, fast food, and space for kids to play.

Assumption of the Virgin Monastery, Spilaio

The church belonged to an old monastery founded in 1633. It is not open but, if you find yourself at Spilaio village, it's opportunity for excursion.

The clock tower of Grevena having in the background blocks of apartments and a blue sky.
photo: Dinos / CC BY 2.0

Liberty Square (Clock Tower of Grevena)

Dating to 1776, it is the only preserved monument from the Ottoman era. The clock is still functional and it became the city's landmark.

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

Annitsa Monument to the Fallen 1940

The monument commemorates a WW2 Greek victory. It's where the war's tide started turning, reversing the Italian invasion into a retreat.

Grevena Things to Do

People in winter clothes sit on chairs by their ski equipment having the slope of Vasilitsa in the background.
distant ≈ 41.1km

Vasilitsa Ski Center

Located on Pindus mount range, it is a well-managed ski resort with great facilities and, most usually, good levels of snow.

A picture of the natural landscape of Valia Kalda, including mountains, trees, and the valley itself.
distant ≈ 46km

Pindus National Park (Eastern Part)

Covered with snow even in spring, this is one of Greece's most magical places with wildlife, pristine nature, and soul-lifting views. Tons of adventure sports.

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

Flegga Lakes

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

Grevena Day Trips

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.

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