Metsovo used to be known for cattle farming but developed over time into an important commercial centre. It's on the slopes of Mount Pindos and appeals to those seeking dramatic scenery in a less commercialised location.
Metsovo was inhabited during Byzantine times but experienced rapid growth during the Turkish occupation. There are many monasteries and churches to explore in the area as well as the Pindus National Park (Valia Kalda), probably the least known and least visited of any National Park in Europe. It provides shelter for over 80 species of birds and some rare mammals such as the brown bear and wild goat.
Hotels to visit
In the heart of Metsovo with mountain views, the Aroma Dryos Spa & Eco Hotel is within walking distance to all of the major attractions.
A delightful small hotel set on the slopes of the Pindus Mountains near the Pindus National Park.