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Culture Settlements Epirus Metsovo

Samaras in Metsovo
(Photo: Nikos Desillas, Epirus an Aesthetic Wander Through a Greek Region, Synolo Publications, 1998, Athens)
Tsagaris in Metsovo
(Photo: Nikos Desillas, Epirus an Aesthetic Wander Through a Greek Region, Synolo Publications, 1998, Athens)
Women of Metsovo
(Photo: Nikos Desillas, Epirus an Aesthetic Wander Through a Greek Region, Synolo Publications, 1998, Athens)
A view of Metsovo
(Photo: Nikos Desillas, Epirus an Aesthetic Wander Through a Greek Region, Synolo Publications, 1998, Athens)
The village of Metsovo
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
A view of Metsovo’s square
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
The plane tree in Metsovo square
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
A view of Metsovo’s square
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
Shops in Metsovo square
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
A view of Metsovo’s square
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
A view of Metsovo’s square
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
The fountain in Metsovo square
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
A view of Metsovo’s square
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
A view of the church in Metsovo
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
The entrance to the Metsovo church
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
A building in Metsovo
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
Detail of a building in Metsovo
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
A snowy Metsovite landscape
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
Church bell in Metsovo
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
A building in the center of Metsovo
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
The bell tower of the church in Metsovo
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
The exterior of the nave of the Metsovo church
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)
A view of the Metsovo church
(Photo: Metsovo, photographs by Nikos Apostolidis)

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05/02/2008
THE METSOVO AREA/SETTLEMENTS

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Built amphitheatrically at an altitude of 1160 meters. the traditional settlement of Metsovo proudly spreads its way down the verdant slopes and blends into the rich vegetation f the Metsovitikos River. With its stone mansions, twenty fountains, modest churches and verdant square it welcomes excursionists and travelers who have been stopping here to rest since antiquity. The excellent cuisine with the quality wines and cheeses are a wonderful reward. Lovers of tradition and folklore will be able to buy complicated specimens of the local wood carvings and textiles while a visit to the Folkloric Museum is tantamount to a course in ethnography. Art lovers can visit the Averoff Gallery which houses an extensive collection of Greek art from the 19th century to today. On winter weekends, snowy Metsovo fills up with skiers who ski at the two neighboring ski resorts. In the summer, the music of clarinets and the voices of women chanting in the Vlach language permeates the square, while locals and visitors dance in pairs (the sinkathisto) or in circles reviving ancient rhythms. Often the lyrics speak of actual events, such as the kidnapping of the Lady by the bandit Thimios Gakis.
* traditional settlement, handicrafts, architecture, ski resort, musical and dancing tradition