Metsovo is located 415km from Athens (via Trikala) and 490 km (via Ioannina). From Thessaloniki it’s only a 250 km drive. If distances seem too big, you can also book a flight to Ioannina from Athens or Thessaloniki. The distance Ioannina - Metsovo is just 55 km.
This tree-shaded village, retaining its traditional character, dots the mountain side below Katara Col in the Mountain Range of Pindos. Metsovo is full of life throughout the year generously offering you its natural surrounding beauties. Particularly during winter, the famous vlach village, birthplace of various national benefactors (Tositsas, Stournaras, Averof etc.), is Epirus’ beloved tourist destination.
Half hidden in the fog or wrapped in a snow blanket as winter sets in; Metsovo practically looks like a painting. Enjoy this marvelous inviting village and:
- see art and culture introducing you to an ongoing tradition.
- tour this gray stone village with red tile roofs and its green surrounding.
- admire the two storey mansions, with their traditionally constructed balconies (hayat) and wooden doors.
- quench your thirst at one out of many stone-built drinking fountains and savour famous local dishes.
- revive your senses by hiking in the mountains and crossing the rivers.
You’ll realise how important food is for Metsovo at a first glance, or may we say at a “first smell”!!! The tavernas in the village’s square are set early on, with their spits roasting all sorts of meats. Enjoy 'epic' feasts; kontosouvli in parchment paper, delicious sausages and “loads” of pies! This is where you’ll find stores selling the region’s dairy products, of which metsovone and metsovela cheeses stand out.
►TIP: Pass by the Tositsa Dairy Foundation, train your tastebuds, learn and purchase excellent dairy products. Finally, don’t miss the Averoff Winery Katogi; a place of great interest as you can find its bottled wine, Katogi, one of the most renowned in the country.
Police in Metsovo: (+30) 26560 41233
Municipality of Metsovo: (+30) 26560 41207
Health Center in Metsovo: (+30) 26560 41111
Ski resort in Metsovo: (+30) 26560 42630
KTEL in Metsovo: (+30) 26560 41280