Travel to Grevena, the city with the rich mountain beauty
In Western Greece and in a mountainous landscape of significant natural beauty with imposing verdant mountains and rivers with running water, are Grevena, the capital of the homonymous prefecture and a beautiful and picturesque city, with rich history and strong cultural tradition and heritage. The officially declared "city of mushrooms", surrounded by picturesque villages, as well as monuments of undeniable natural and cultural value, becomes a springboard for special excursions to nature and emerges as a top winter destination, ready to meet all expectations.
With the river Grevenitis crossing the heart of the city, Grevena unfolds its picturesque character, through narrow cobbled streets and beautiful mansions, which adorn the picturesque neighborhoods and squares of the city.
In Eleftherias Square the stone tower of the Clock dominates, literally, the place and becomes the trademark of Grevena due to its refined beauty, while in Emilianou Square with many traditional taverns, restaurants and cafes spread out around it, and on the pedestrian street of Megas Alexandros lies the lively mood of the city.
The Municipal Library impresses with its modern aesthetics, while the Metropolis of the city gathers religious interest with its impressive decoration. At the Municipal Museum of Grevena, the folklore exhibits arouse visitors’ interest, at a time when a visit to the nearby Museum of Natural History in the village of Milia, will reveal the world-famous paleontological findings of the wider area. The magnificent national park in Valia Calda, the alpine landscape in the highlands of Montenegro with the lakes Flega (Drakolimni) and the exceptionally beautiful Mastorochoria and Vlachochoria, with the masterpiece stone arched bridges and the adjacent ski resort will reveal the natural and cultural wealth of the area and will guarantee a travel experience full of images and surprises, which will remain indelibly engraved in your heart.
Food and local cuisine
Grevena and the wider area is known throughout Greece for the mushrooms, which are pioneers in the flavors and dishes of the local cuisine. Try a wide variety of mushrooms, mushroom soups, mushroom pies, mushroom- magiritsa, even mushroom sweets, pastries, liqueurs, that will excite you.
When to visit Grevena
Although primarily a winter mountain destination, combined with a visit to the ski center of Vasilitsa, the area is suitable for visiting all seasons, depending on your interests. Nature will compensate you with the above, no matter what time of year you decide to come to Grevena.
How to visit Grevena
Moving from/to Grevena
Go to Grevena by road. From Thessaloniki via Egnatia Odos to Grevena, while from Athens (512km), via the Athens - Lamia, Larissa-Trikala National Road and via Kalampaka. The city is also approached by airplane from Kozani airport.
Transportation in Grevena
Transportation in the city is by car, on foot or alternatively by means of public transportation and taxi.