Our “secret” place is an unspoiled wilderness area preserved in Greece for thousands of years. Hidden within its mountains and hills are stone bridges hundreds of years old, Byzantine monasteries, waterfalls in pristine mountain rivers, lakes where the mythical Dragons of the Pindos still live today…

This “secret” place is our own Grevena, its mountains and valleys harboring rare wildflowers and mushrooms…

The bears and wildlife that inhabit Grevena allow us to share our “secret” with you.

The summer climate is cool, fresh and breezy, perfect for a swim in the Venetikos River or beneath a waterfall. Costs of vacationing here are inexpensive, even though the environmental experience is priceless!

Grevena County is an hour and a half west of Thessaloniki, right on the Egnatia National Highway. There are only ~32,000 inhabitants, many still living in traditional villages and working as traditional farmers and shepherds. There is no better place to enjoy natural, organic foods, honey and… don’t forget, Grevena is known as the Mushroom City!

Our mountains have merited inclusion in a National Park as well as a Geopark, their geologic secrets including a history going back a billion years to a time before dinosaurs, before there was Europe…

Shhh! I’m sharing my “secret” with you, and hoping you’ll find its breathtaking natural wonders an inspiration in your everyday world. If you plan to visit Grevena, I will be happy to provide more info, just contact me at pamegrevena@gmail.com or Facebook.

In the gallery below you will find some of the places I particularly love to visit and take photos!

Mesolouri waterfalls and natural pools

Orliakas mountain

Ziakas stone bridge

Torniki old monastery

Enjoying the lake at Mavranaioi

River “beach” right in front of Aziz Agha stone bridge

Kagelia stone bridge

People say that you can see Zeus face on a peak of Orliakas mountain

Spanou stone bridge

Valia Calda Natural Park

Valia Calda Natural Park

Valia Calda Natural Park

Spileo old monastery

Portitsa gorge and stone bridge

Inside the Portitsa gorge

Ayios Nikolaos church at Perivoli

“Aulais”, the one and only mushroom-restaurant of Greece with local top-quality mushroom delicacies

As good as it gets: putting cherries in cold mountain fresh water and enjoying

Pindos Palace, the hotel to choose while visiting Grevena

Pindos Palace, the hotel to choose while visiting Grevena

Vounasa old monastery (abandoned)

Zavorda old monastery with Aliakmon river at both sides, waters come green and “exit” blue!

A tree inside the old church at Samarina village

Red lillies at Orliakas mountain

Viola vourinensis (very rare)

Venetikos bridge

Swimming in Venetikos river

Ruins of Pasha stone bridge

World’s largest fossil mastodon tusks at Milia museum

Driving towards Vasilitsa mountain

Deers at Kalirahi village

Vasilitsa mountain

Grevena city’s clock tower

Grevena is Greece’s official City of Mushrooms!

You can find stores that provide a huge product variety based on mushrooms

Grevena’s Mushroom Park (every August there is a big celebration here, inspired by and devoted to mushrooms)

Mushroom museum at Lavda village

Mushrooms, all over the place!

Grevena from distance

Grevena is a place blessed by Nature!