Around the national park Valia Kalda and the ski resort of Vasilitsa are some of the most beautiful villages of the prefecture of Grevena. Avdella (home of the Manakia brothers, the first filmmakers in the Balkans) and Perivoli are two of the main tourist resorts of Grevena. Samarina and Smixi, the famous villages, Filippaioi, Aetia, Lavda, Dotsiko and Mesolouri are just some of the villages that cater for tourists in winter.
The beautiful village of Spilia, located at the foot of Mount Stavros, is one of the oldest settlements in Western Macedonia. Another famous village of Ziaka built at an altitude of 900 meters with a magnificent view of Orliaka. The famous chieftain Theodoros Ziakas is from here, hence the name. Kalloni, Megaro and Kallirachi are three other very picturesque villages that are reminiscent of Epirus. In the southwestern part of the prefecture, Kypoureio, Monahiti, Krania and the isolated Mikrolivado are defined by their alpine landscape.