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Metsovo, Greece

A mountain town, amphitheatrically built across the slope of the Pindus Mountain range, with a unique commercial history, Mestovo has year-round activities, enhanced by its specialty wines and cheeses. Metsovo has tons of authentic character; well known as a mountain escape by locals, it is a year-round destination that offers gorgeous surroundings, even more so in the winter, when majestic white snow blankets the village.



Although Greece may be known for its striking beaches and splendid islands, it is certainly an ideal destination for the winter months. And with 80% of its territory being mountainous, it has some fantastic well-kept secret places that deserve to be known, such as the beautiful and traditional Metsovo, a small town in Epirus, perched at 1,000 metres above sea level on one of the slopes of the Pindus Mountain range.

The town, located at the crossroads of Epirus, Western Macedonia and Thessaly, is famous for its local cheeses and wine making industries. Metsovo is also a popular winter vacation destination and a ski resort.

Metsovo is a popular destination, as it has perfectly retained its character and traditions over the years. While you explore the small town, you will revel in the beauty of its traditional stone and wooden houses and its mountains views.

The derivation of the name Metsovo is from the few Slav words meaning bear place.

With its air of impressionist paintings, this marvelous small town is ideal for art and culture lovers. Discover the area’s two-story stone and wood houses, known for their characteristic red roofs, its green scenery and its fascinating cuisine.

The surroundings are perfect for nature lovers, with a plethora of hiking trails, pine forests and hidden rivers.

Starting in the mid-17th century, the residents in the region of Metsovo were relieved from the obligation to pay the regular and ad hoc taxes that were usually paid by Christian residents in other Ottoman regions, on the condition that they would pay a lump sum per year. The Ottoman administration often made such arrangements for groups of its subjects that offered a special service to the state.

The special service provided by the Metsovo residents was the guarding of the local mountain passes and the servicing of travelers. The special tax regime did not mean self-government in theory. The notion of autonomy was unknown to the Ottoman understanding of polity. In practice, however, the granting of tax exemptions was equivalent to self-governance of the area.


How to visit Metsovo

We at Monterrasol Travel welcome you to see Metsovo during multiday private car tour. Contact us if you would like to customize your tour to Metsovo.

We have developed several tours that visiting this beautiful place. But, if you have a special conditions or any from these tours fit you, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can organize a tour exactly as you would like. And remember, we have no problems to take you from almost any place where you stay, hotel or private accommodation.


Discover Greece from Igoumenitsa: round trip via Parga, Delphi, Meteora. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 7 days (6 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Delphi, Ioannina, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Metsovo, Nafpaktos, Parga, Trikala

Discover Greece from Igoumenitsa: round trip via Parga, Delphi, Meteora. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries. See Parga castle and enjoy Parga beach, walk in Arta fortress, refresh in Mesolongi beach, take image of Antirrio bridge, climb on walls of Nafpaktos fortress and swim down on the beach, rest in Galaxidi, visit UNESCO Delphi and Hosios Loukas monastery, take evening in medieval old town Livadeia, say hello to Leonidas in Thermopylae, wonder on Meteora monasteries and return back via Ioannina with large castle.

 

7 days

Price from € 1,080

 



Discover central Greece from Athens: Delphi, Meteora, Nafpaktos, Corinth. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 9 days (8 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Corinth, Delphi, Ioannina, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Metsovo, Nafpaktos, Parga, Patras, Trikala

Discover central Greece from Athens: Delphi, Meteora, Nafpaktos, Corinth. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

 

9 days

Price from € 1,452

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 14 days from Athens. Visit main Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 14 days (13 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Chalkida, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kalamata, Lamia, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Palace of Nestor, Patras, Pylos, Sparta, Trikala

This off-season tour is for people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit main UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the main UNESCO places in one tour.

 

14 days

Price from € 2,125

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 19 days from Athens. Visit most of Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 19 days (18 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Argos, Arta, Chalkida, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Koroni, Lamia, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Palace of Nestor, Patras, Porto Kagio, Pylos, Sparta, Trikala

This off-season tour is focused on people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit most of UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the most of UNESCO places in one tour.

 

19 days

Price from € 2,926

 





Last updated on: 26 August 2019

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From 28 April 2019 we added a new tour that cover in 15 days south part of Greece mainland, so called Peloponnese. We will visit all main attraction of Peloponnese peninsula and see castles, ancient places, beaches. Some of the towns we going to visit: Corinth, Epidaurus, Kalamata, Methoni, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafplio, Sparta. A few of places are UNESCO. Ask us now to set a schedule, especially at September and October, where is not so hot there! Here is the page of this tour with more details: Greek Peloponnese round tour in 15 days. Visit all main attraction of Peloponnese peninsula and see castles, ancient places, beaches. This is Peloponnese where located Sparta, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Monemvasia.




From 1 Feb 2019 we load on our site the description of new place: Monemvasia, Greece. We have visited this beautiful place few times and we definitely like to be there, and we are welcome you to have a trip there with us!

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. The town is located on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese. The island is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length. Its area consists mostly of a large plateau some 100 meters above sea level, up to 300 m wide and 1 km long, the site of a powerful medieval fortress. The town walls and many Byzantine churches remain from the medieval period.






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