Metsovo, the land of stone and tradition
Perched amphitheatrically on the rugged Pindos slopes, Metsovo reigns as Greece's most picturesque village, beckoning travelers to its tranquil embrace. Amidst dense fir forests, this birthplace of Greek benefactors boasts a symphony of gray stone and red-tiled mansions, seamlessly melding tradition with evolving tourism. Cobblestone streets wind through continental architectural marvels adorned with wooden balconies and fountains, evoking a sensory journey of authentic allure.
In the village's heart lies the central square, a hub of life where Agia Paraskevi Metropolitan Church and the Mainland Folk Art Museum stand. The revered Averoff Gallery showcases masterpieces by Greek luminaries. Journey further to the lower mahala, graced by the monasteries of Agios Nikolaos and Panagia, breathing in the crisp mountain air. Whichever path you choose, Metsovo guarantees an enchanting connection—where history, landscape, and warm hospitality unite harmoniously. Experience the timeless charm of Metsovo, an idyllic haven where tradition dances with the present.
The inseparable way in which the local gastronomy relates to Metsovo, the visitor finds out upon his arrival in the village, as he is greeted by the smells of excellent quality meat prepared in the traditional taverns and restaurants. Metsovo is famous for its meats which it offers in a wide variety of dishes, so do not forget to try Kontosouvli in ladokolla, the delicious kokoretsi, as well as the village sausages. The pies that are prepared with pure ingredients and with great taste are also exceptional. Dairy products occupy a primary place in local cuisine. Try the local varieties of cheese, Metsovone and Metsovela and combine them deliciously with the excellent quality wines made in Metsovo.
Best time to visit Metsovo
You can visit Metsovo all year round. Due to the mountainous scenery, the winter activities that it offers to the lovers of winter sports, the winter months are especially recommended.
How to use transportation in Metsovo
Transfer from/to Metsovo
From Ioannina and then by Bus (distance 55kms)
From Thessaloniki and then by Bus (distance 250kms)
The village is small so you can walk around.
We recommend a Car Rental for the duration of your trip.