Metsovo

Village in Epirus
Also called:
  • Metzovo
  • Messovon
  • Aminciu RUP
  • Maçova / Meçova TR
Why visit Metsovo?
  • A great alternative destination with high-end facilities and infrastructure.
  • Traditional settlement built amphitheatrically on Pindus slopes.
  • One of the most picturesque mountainous villages of Greece.

Attractions, sights & Things to Do in or near Metsovo

Starting Point: Metsovo Central Square and Stores

Metsovo Central Square and Stores

Numerous shopping opportunities at the stone-built boutiques that offer souvenirs, handiworks, and local products.

Local Food in Metsovo

Combining the exclusive quality of the locally produced food raw materials with the distinctive cuisine and recipes of Epirus.

Averoff Art Gallery

With most of the paintings of the permanent exhibition coming from Averoffs' private collection, it is one major cultural center in Metsovo.

A room with traditional items as exhibits in the Folklore Museum of Metsovo (Tossizza Mansion).
photo: Dimkoa

Metsovo Folk Art Museum (Tossizza Mansion)

A mansion of the 17th century, transformed to museum, reveals the local folklore tradition.

Averofeios Garden

Located no more that 10 minutes walking distance from the center of the village, is a relaxing park ideal for families.

Watermill of Ginas

Taking advantage of the water power of Arachthos river, it was for centuries the major flour supplier of Metsovo.

Koimiseos Theotokou Monastery, Metsovo

Monastery dedicated to Virgin Mary, located a 25 minutes walk from the center of the village.

A picture showing a part of the guided tour at Katogi Averoff Hotel & Winery in Metsovo.
photo: Dimkoa

Katogi Averoff Hotel & Winery

Fully-operating winery that serves also as a 4-star hotel with an extraordinary wine bar that offers a complete wine experience to its guests.

Metsovo Ski Center

« Profitis Ilias »

Family friendly ski resort with artificial snow, easy slopes, a café, and equipment renting opportunities.

Anilio Ski Center

One out of the three ski areas of Metsovo that includes five lifts and slopes for new-starters as well as for experienced skiers.

Flega Lakes, Pindos National Park

Legendary mountainous lakes on the subalpine highlands of "Valia Kalda", that can be reached through 3 different hiking trails.

Pindus National Park (Eastern Part)

« Valia Kalda »

"The warm valley", as is the literal meaning of its local name, is snow-covered for 8 months per year.

Perivoli, Grevena

Mountainous village located in the region of Pindus Natural Park that is built at an altitude of 1350 meters and has nearly 500 inhabitants.

Portitsa Bridge, Spilaio Grevena

At the entering point of Portitsa canyon and nearly 4 km from Spilaio village, the visitor can find an amazing stone bridge of the 18th century.

Panagia Monastery, Spilaio Grevena

The main church of an old monastery that was founded in 1633, and is located very close to the settlement of Spilaio village of Grevena.

Ioannina

The biggest city of Epirus famous for its lake, its rich history, the nice food, as well as the vivid atmosphere due to the numerous students.

Questions & Answers About Metsovo

What is Matsovo, Greece?

Metsovo is a mountainous village of Epirus with a permanent population of just over 3,000 residents. Located on Pindos Mountains at an altitude of 1,200 meters ( 3,940 feet) and is about 50 km (31 miles) from the city of Ioannina. The largest proportion of residents are Vlachs, while the main economic activities of the broader region are focused on farming. This fact makes Metsovo one of the leader regions in the production of quality cheese. Moreover, Metsovo is a place of origin of some of the most famous Greek benefactors like Averof, Stournaris, and Tositsas.

Is it worth visiting Metsovo?

Many tourist guides describe it as the most picturesque settlement of Greece and certainly, just a view of the village convinces everyone that it deserves such a title. In recent decades tourism claims the majority stake of the overall activities of the locals, but this development did not erode the traditional character of the area. The “Egnatia” Highway facilitates the access and tempts even the most undecided about making this really special trip.