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Metsovo: A Gem in the Nest of Mountain Pindus

A magnificent mountain range in Epirus, tradition, nature, altitude, natural beauty, rare flora and fauna… Metsovo guarantees all this and even more. All you have to do is pack your suitcases and head to the Prefecture of Ionnina, the capital of Epirus.

Metsovo is perched at an altitude of 1.150 meters within a landscape of overwhelming beauty between the imposing mountain of Pindus and flowing rivers. It has all the necessary ingredients to deeply stir your senses through its picturesque character; cobblestone streets, traditional fountains, stone houses and above all a character that remains intact and uninfluenced, thus preserving its splendor.

Stone House

The cultural route of the largest Vlach village in Greece starts at the Folklore Museum, housed in the 19th century mansion of the Tosizza family. Pieces of embroidery, icons, decorative and functional objects, traditional wood-carved furniture, weapons, coins, farm utensils, gold-plated ornaments make up a remarkable folklore collection.

At the Averoff Art Gallery you will be enchanted by a large and impressive collection of 19th and 20th century paintings by influential Greek painters, as well as an amazing collection of sculptures and engravings.

Aoos Springs Lake

The Aoos Springs Lake, located at an altitude of 1.300 meters, is an important habitat of the area. Although it is an artificial lake aiming at the production of electric energy, it has become an integral part of the scenery and a biotope of vital importance.

Agia Paraskevi 2

Enthusiasts of religious tourism have an array of choices; the Church of Agia Paraskevi in ​​the center of the settlement and perhaps its most remarkable temple, the Monastery of Agios Nikolaos with its wooden bell tower and the Monastery of the Assumption in the town of Agios Nikolaos with the two pulpits.

Katogi Averoff Winery

Metsovo boasts excellent agricultural local products including the distinctive smoked metsovone cheese and the dry Katogi red wine, produced in the Averoff winery, one of the country’s best.

For sure Metsovo will intoxicate you with its alpine beauty, its misty labyrinthine alleys, its unspoiled nature and scenic atmosphere.