Venetikos River, Grevena, West Macedonia
The Prefecture of Grevena is a region blessed by nature, a land of incomparable natural beauty that offers unforgettable experiences to visitors year-round. It occupies the southwestern part of the Western Macedonia region. It is a mountainous prefecture with high mountains forested with pine trees, beech trees and rombola, with hospitable and cheerful people, rich history and tradition, significant struggles and contribution. This is a land whose name is synonym with wild natural beauty, alternating landscapes, legends and tradition.
Kalloni, Grevena, Grevena, West Macedonia
Today visitors can be accommodated in comfort and live their dream at the area’s suitable infrastructure (hotels, guesthouses, taverns). They can ski at the ski-center in Vassilitsa, lose themselves on the paths of the Brown Bear in Valia-Kalda, have an exciting experience with river rafting, admire the architecture of the stone bridges that stand against the passage of time, get in touch with the spiritual at the countless Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches and monasteries, visit traditional settlements, travel in the world of gastronomy with local delicacies prepared with special care. Vistors can leave with nice experiences and memories.
Portitsa Gorge, Grevena, West Macedonia
The following are a "must" to visit:
The National Part of Valia Kalda.
The ski center of Vassilitsa (the only ski center that retains snow through May and has a snow-board arena.
Religious monuments: The prefecture is strewn with Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches and monasteries with unique murals and icons.
The stone bridges: Significant works-monuments "nailed" on the banks of rivers, merging harmoniously with the natural environment.
Visitors can experience unique escapes:
By doing rafting on the two major rivers of the prefecture, rivers Aliakmon and Venetikos, adventure trips in Orliaka, Smolika, Vounassa, 4X4 routes, mountain biking, dirt-road motorcycling, rock climbing at Spilaio and Aetia, lose themselves on the verdant landscapes on a horse in the company of the members of the Equestrian Association.
Mount Orliakas, Grevena, West Macedonia
Visitors should not miss:
The "Anakatosaria" during Carnival or the "Mushroom" events at Spanos Bridge in August. These two events attract thousands of visitors. The traditional summer feasts are another "must" see.
Grevena Gastronomy, West Macedonia
Things to taste:
Local delicacies (skewered meat, kebap and "kokoretsi") Traditional pies and sweets.
Organic cheeses and naturally the local "Anevato" cheese.
Petoura and Trahana (Greek pasta).
Lake Hilarion, Paliouria, Grevena, West Macedonia