An area featuring a distinctive geological heritage and hosting an impressive number of geosites
noted for their rarity, scientific and educational value, and arresting beauty.

Research and Discovery: A Closer Look


In today’s world, the geopark Grevena-Kozani lies within the Greek province of West Macedonia, 150 km west of Thessaloniki and 400 km north of Athens.  

Guests at our 2019 symposium celebrating 50 years of plate tectonic theory, in Chromion, Kozani, explored the remnants of our geoheritage, from the Precambrian to the present. Here are found the oldest rocks of Greece that date to the emergence of modern life on our planet. Here are found the remnants of four tectonic plates that include the super-continent of Pangaea. Here are found the rocks that show how Pangaea broke apart and was intruded by magmatic rocks that would grow to form an entirely new ocean, the Tethys; this split in Pangaea divided Europe from Africa. These geologic entities have been moved about and scoured by glaciers. They have provided the home to early elephants and early man. The special environmental conditions based on this complex geologic setting provides an area rich in agriculture and tradition. And it has only taken about a billion years…

Thanks to Dimitris Zisopoulos for creating this teaser.