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The traditional and picturesque Metsovo

Metsovo is a mountainous town of Pindos, built on the ruins of the ancient city of Tymfi.
Keeping the tradition, it manages to reconcile it with the modern life and despite the gradual growth of tourism in recent years it manages to maintain its distinct character.

One of the main attractions of Metsovo is the Monastery of St. Nicholas, which stands upright from 1380, at least, until today and it is said that the abbot was Isaiah.
Metsovo has a number of monasteries and churches, many of these are authentic Byzantine monuments of huge beauty and importance and are a jewel for the region.
You will also have the opportunity to admire the twenty traditional taps, which are still running the, of unique quality, local water and to walk on the unique small streets.
Also, do not miss the artificial lake of Aoos that although was originally built for practical reasons, then was a real gem for the region and also see the Averofio garden, a ten acre park of amazing natural beauty that is a thumbnail of the flora of Pindos.
Do not forget to visit the gallery and the mansion of Tositsas, which also operates as a museum of Epirotic art.

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For the more adventurous and nature lovers, Metsovo is ideal for extreme sports, because of the natural range, such as kayaking, rafting, snowmobile, mountain bike, horseback riding, skiing and hiking. Also, there operate two organized ski centers, the ski resort of Metsovo, Karakoli and the ski resort of Metsovo, Politsies, Prophet Elijah.

As for your stay in Metsovo, you can choose from a multitude of hotels with all the amenities that retain intact the traditional architecture of the city.

For shopping, you have the unique opportunity to choose among unique folk art things, such as carvings and traditional weavings.
Also, do not forget to visit the small restaurants and the traditional taverns serving all sorts of dishes with an emphasis on meat and on dairy products that also come from local production.
As for the nightlife, it is not very intense, nevertheless is worth visiting the little cafes and bars, which retain intact the traditional architecture.

Those, who finally choose Metsovo for their excursions, for sure will not stay disappointed by the stunning natural beauty and by the Byzantine monuments and museums. This place is suitable for almost every taste and is an excellent choice for all ages and interests. Besides, if you do not visit it, you will never find out how much you could have discovered in this earthly paradise.


Accommodation
For your stay in Ioannina Prefecture, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Metsovo, Ioannina town, Zagorohoria, Tzoumerka, as well as in many other areas of the county, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.


Access
There are regular bus routes (KTEL) to all regions or the prefecture as well as other capitals.

There are also routes to the island of Ioannina all year round.

You can also reach Ioannina by airplane. The flight lasts 45'.
For destination to Thessaloniki there are flights during the week with a flight duration of 35'.
Ioannina airport is 4km far from the center.

For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.


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