Grevena (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Γρεβενών, Γρεβενα) is
one of the regional units of the region of West Macedonia. Its capital is the
homonym city of Grevena.
Borderd by with the regional unit of Ioannina to the west
, and with the regional unit of Kastoria to the northwest, with the regional
unit of Kozani in the north, with the regional unit of Larissa in the southeast
and the regional unit of Trikala south.
Much of the regional unit of Grevena is mountainous area
and is surrounded by mountains to the west Lygkos. Aliakmonas passes through
Grevena and namely from the central and northeastern part of Grevena. The local
economy relies mainly of the agriculture.
The cultivation of wheat and pulses (mainly chickpea)
occupies most of the cultvated land. The lamb breeding and animal husbandry is
generally well developed. Equally important is the contribution of rulal
tourism and ecotourism but also and the timber industry. The ski center of
Vasilitsa gathers each year many visitors and is a spring of life for the local