Granitis, a natural entry point to the basin, is situated at an altitude of 789 m., 8 km away from Kato Nevrokopi. It is a quite picturesque village immersed in lavish greenery with pines, firs, and beech trees, fruitful walnut trees and self-seeded hazel trees. It was named after the granite quarries of the area, where they would extract square stones (cobblestones) that used for paving the streets. A stroll through the narrow streets of the village will be one of the most rewarding experiences, as you will be able to admire exquisite stone houses with tidy, neat yards.
In the village there is the post-Byzantine church of Taxiarches built in 1873, where the wood-carved Bishop’s throne, shrine, iconostasis finial, and pilasters of the Holy Doors are still preserved.
In Granitis, there are also two luxury hotels that offer guests a pleasant stay and traditional taverns with delicacies of local production.