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A Resort that reminds me of Switzerland

Metsovo is a remarkable town in Epirus 550 kms from Athens, only 37 minutes drive from Ioannina. It is like an Alpine village, reminding me very much of Switzerland. Not only the climate but the houses remind me of this country. It is a popular destination the year round with much greenery, and natural beauty. In winter Metsovo is a very popular destination and a ski resort.

I believe it is one of the few places left in Greece where people are dressed in traditional costumes. The older women of course wear theirs, mostly during the weekends.

Locals speak a Vlach dialect which sounds like Latin.

Through the whole central square there are benches where locals gather for their daily gossip, and exchanging the latest new.

Most of them hold their sticks ? glitsas as they are called in Greek, and others their string of beads. They love chatting with tourists and they are very interesting and kind people.

Metsovo is a Vlach village. The Vlachs were nomadic shepherds thus the village is popular for its dairy products. Here one can find excellent quality of butter and cheese of exceptional aroma and taste. Metsovo is famous for Metsovone and Metsovela its remarkable cheese and wine making industries.

Locals speak Vlachika

Locals are Vlachs who speak Vlachika, a Latin-based language and I cannot understand a word of what they say. I don't want to write here about the language or go deeper in the history of Metsovo, but what I truly know is that these people have a pride of their culture. Being a Vlach is a way of life.

There are many benches throughout the central square of Metsovo and it is the meeting place for locals for the day?s gossip. You will always find them here, nearly all holding a stick ?in Greek it is called 'glitsa? similar to that the shepherds have.

Famous for its Dairy Products

Metsovo is a Vlach village. The Vlachs were nomadic shepherds thus the village is popular for its dairy products. Here one can find excellent quality of butter and cheese of exceptional aroma and taste.

It is famous for METSOVONE Cheese and the METSOVELA wine making industries.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful the whole year round with Proud and Loving People!
  • Cons:It is pity that not many locals wear like before their Traditional Costumes.
  • In a nutshell:I found immense beauty here, Loving people and Fine Quality Dairy Products!
  • Last visit to Metsovon: Aug 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    What a lovely village Metsovo seems to be! And those textiles at the museum looks so beautiful!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Excellent page ! I love Metsovo, where I have been half a dozen times and it is always a pleasure. Last time was in september and I came back home with various cheese!

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