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During the summer you can swim in the pool or just relax on the terrace with the incredible view of the city of Grevena, the Pindos mountain range and the mountains of Kalambaka.
Winter offers something completely different. Enjoy the warmth of the fireplace in one of our lounges and gaze at the snowy Vasilitsa! For lovers of skiing, snowboarding and winter sports there is the possibility of accessing the Ski Centre, which has been rated as one of the best ski resorts in Greece, at a distance of 42 km as it has 5 lifts and 16 ski slopes.


Traditional Villages

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.

National Park

The North Pindos National Park was established in 2005 and is one of the eleven parks that belong to the pan-European network of protected areas (Natura 2000).
This is one of the largest terrestrial protected areas in Greece, with a total area of almost 70 km², and combines nature with the man-made environment. It has many species of flora and fauna, including almost all the large wild mammals that can be found in Greece. The area is also very rich in historical and cultural elements. Traditional villages and settlements, ornate and interesting stone arched bridges, churches, mills and monasteries can also be found in the park.


Grevena is a mountainous region, and can offer a variety of recreational activities – hiking and mountain trekking, horseback riding, mountain and river sports, kayaking and rafting. Winter sports are an important activity for the region and the excellent ski resort of Vasilitsa, which offers slopes and ski trails crossing areas of black pine forest.
Hikers will be amazed by the Pindos mountain range that forms a natural park with protected areas and refuges, such as the Pindos National Park. Treasures such as the caves of Tsourgiaka, stone bridges, watermills and churches add to the experience.
Of course, we have the largest river in Greece, the Aliakmonas (320 km), which flows through our prefecture adding another dimension to the natural environment.


The Milia Natural History Museum is home to the largest prehistoric tusks in the world. They are of the giant elephant species Elephas ( Paleoloxodon ) antiquus, found only in warm climates, with a shoulder height of 4 m, middle-aged (about 40 years old) with the characteristic straight tusks, unlike the hairy mammoth Mammuthus primigenius of the glaciers which had curved tusks. The museum has a wealth of other artefacts that show how the area has changed and developed over the centuries.
The Lavda Mushroom Museum of Grevena opened its doors on November 6, 2011. It is located in a traditional renovated building and presents the history of the local community. Text and audiovisual material is widely available.

Other Cities &
Places of interest

Kastoria is a city in Western Macedonia, in Northern Greece. It is the capital of the prefecture of Kastoria, located on the western shores of Lake Orestiada and surrounded by mountains. It is known for its many Byzantine churches, architecture, fur clothing industry and trout fishing.

Metsovo is located in Epirus, in the Pindos mountain range and was the largest centre of Vlach life in other times. Today Metsovo is famous for its cheeses and wines and for winter sports enthusiasts, who can take advantage of the ski resort.
Meteora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries, built on natural rocks. The nearest town is Kalambaka, which can be found on the northwestern perimeter of the Thessalian plain, near the Pindos mountain range and the river Pinios. Meteora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.