About Metsovo - on the slopes of Mount Pindos
Metsovo used to be known for cattle farming but over time became an important commercial centre. It is situated dramatically on the slopes of Mount Pindos and appeals to those seeking dramatic scenery in an off the beaten track location.
Metsovo was inhabited during Byzantine times but experienced rapid growth during Turkish occupation. There are many monasteries and churches to explore in the area as well as the Pindus National Park, also known as Valia Kalda, which is probably the least known and least visited of any National Park in all of Europe. It provides shelter for over 80 species of birds and some of the rarest mammals such as the brown bear and wild goat.