Explore Metsovo in Greece, one of the most renowned traditional villages situated in the picturesque Pindus Mountains. The village boasts a rich history of producing exquisite wood carvings and embroidery. Today, it has become a popular ski resort with three small ski areas that transform into centers for alpine hiking in summer.
Metsovo is surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery, making it an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts. The town is located at an altitude of 1,160 meters, providing visitors with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. Hiking trails crisscross the area, allowing visitors to explore the lush forests and discover hidden waterfalls. The nearby Aoos River offers opportunities for rafting and kayaking, while the winter months bring snow enthusiasts to the nearby ski resort.
Discover its museums, stone-built homes, monasteries, 20 traditional fountains, and cobblestone streets. Indulge in local cuisine at the charming cafes and eateries that line the main area. Don't miss the opportunity to trek to the world-famous monasteries of Meteora, just 45 minutes south of Metsovo. Book your stay and experience the wonders of Metsovo and beyond Epirus.
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How To Get There
- Traveling to Metsovo by bus is a convenient and cost-effective option. Several bus companies operate regular services from major cities in Greece, such as Athens and Thessaloniki, to Metsovo. The journey from Athens takes approximately 5 hours, while from Thessaloniki it takes around 3 hours. The buses are comfortable and equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a pleasant journey. It is advisable to check the bus schedules in advance and book your tickets to secure your seat.
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- If you prefer the freedom and flexibility of driving, reaching Metsovo by car is an excellent option. The town is well-connected by a network of well-maintained roads. From Athens, you can take the E75 highway towards Thessaloniki and then follow the signs for Metsovo. The journey takes approximately 4 hours. If you are traveling from Thessaloniki, take the Egnatia Odos highway towards Ioannina and exit at the Metsovo junction. The drive from Thessaloniki to Metsovo takes around 2 hours.
- For those who prefer to reach Metsovo quickly and comfortably, flying is an option worth considering. The nearest airport to Metsovo is Aktion National Airport, located in Preveza, approximately 100 kilometers away. Several domestic and international airlines operate regular flights to Aktion Airport from major cities in Greece and Europe. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or rent a car to reach Metsovo. The journey from Aktion Airport to Metsovo takes around 2 hours.