Metsovo: The Enchanting Mountainous Village Of Greece

  • by XpatAthens
  • Wednesday, 02 February 2022
Metsovo: The Enchanting Mountainous Village Of Greece

Metsovo is a lovely mountainous village that enthralls visitors with its breathtaking colors and distinctive sceneries.

It is situated at an altitude of 1200 meters, in a lush green area, right where the North and South Pindos meet.

Milia Metsovo
The village of Milia in Metsovo. Credit: @_mariadimoula

Despite the area's rapid growth in tourism, it retains its traditional identity. It beautifully blends the past with the present, making it a great shelter not just in the winter, when you'll likely see it covered in snow, but throughout the year.

Limni Aoou
Techniti Limni Aoou Beach. Credit: @drone__me__up 

The birthplace of some of the most prominent National Benefactors, Metsovo is renowned for its high cultural development. There you will be able to appreciate museums, stone mansions, monasteries, traditional founts, and cobblestone roads. In addition, you will stroll around the central square, surrounded by restaurants and charming cafes.

Metsovo Shops
The charming shops of Metsovo. Credit: @geobitz

The town is famous for its local cheeses (Metsovone and Metsovela) and wine-making industries, including the Katogi vineyard of the Averoff family. Georgios Averoff is also honored with his own museum, the Averoff Gallery.

Katogi Vineyard     
The Katogi vineyard of the Averoff family. Credit: @katogiaveroff 

Averoff Gallery
Averoff Gallery. Credit: @averoffartgallery

Metsovo is among the most popular winter vacation destinations in Greece. A  short distance from the city center, you will find the Metsovo Ski Centre, where you can show off your amazing ski skills.

 Ainilio Park
Ainilio Ski Center in Metsovo. Credit: @aniliopark