Metsovo

Village in Epirus

One of the most charming places in Greece, Metsovo is a mountainous town with stone houses, numerous tracks for trekking, and artisanal food.

Attractions & Things to Do in Metsovo

Metsovo Central Square and Stores

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

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Local Food in Metsovo

Come hungry! Metsovo's mountainous tradition is rich with products like cheese and wines, and recipes that will exalt your palate.

Averoff Art Gallery

In this gallery you can find paintings and other art coming from the private collection of a great Greek politician (Averoff) of the past century.

← W
< 1km
A room with traditional items as exhibits in the Folklore Museum of Metsovo (Tossizza Mansion).
photo: Dimkoa

Metsovo Folk Art Museum (Tossizza Mansion)

In a mansion of the 17th century that was later transformed into a museum you can find out about Metsovo's history and the elites' lifestyle.

↖ NW
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Averofeios Garden

Located no more that 10 minutes on foot from the center of the village, this relaxing place is ideal for families.

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< 1km

Watermill of Ginas

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

↘ SE
< 1km

Koimiseos Theotokou Monastery

Monastery dedicated to Virgin Mary in an idyllic location. Great to walk there as it's only a 25 minutes walk from the center of the village.

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< 1km
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.

↑ N
≈ 1.1km

Metsovo Ski Center

Also called «Profitis Ilias». A family friendly ski resort with artificial snow, easy slopes, a café, and equipment renting opportunities.

↖ NW
≈ 3.8km

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.

↘ SE
≈ 6.6km

Flega Lakes, Pindos National Park

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

↖ NW
≈ 18.1km

Pindus National Park (Eastern Part)

The Warm Valley (Valia Kalda), 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.

↑ N
≈ 33.5km

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.

↑ N
≈ 37.3km

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.

↑ N
≈ 38.7km

Ioannina

Built on a lakeshore with astonishing views, this student town is a window to Byzantine and Ottoman Greece featuring numerous museums and mosques.

↙ SW
≈ 39.3km

Questions & Answers about Metsovo

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.
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.

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