Σπήλαιο Περάματος, Ιωάννινα

All the historiographical information and archeological findings of the province of Metsovo reinforce the view that this is an area that has been inhabited continuously since antiquity until today. In addition, the various toponyms of Roman origin confirm the Roman presence in the area, from 167 to 250 AD. It is noteworthy that from the 10th century until the end of the 18th century, Metsovo was under a privileged status. Konstantinos Porphyrogennitos in the 10th century, Andronikos III in the 14th century, Sultan Murad II in 1430 and Sultan Mehmet IV in 1659, successively grant privileges to Metsovo and the neighboring villages, which provide them with financial facilities , civil liberties as well as administrative and ecclesiastical autonomy. Their goal is to ensure the cooperation of the inhabitants in the control of the mountain pass of Libra or Katara, through which Epirus communicates with Thessaly and Western Macedonia.

Privileged Location

Métsovo, a small traditional town of exquisite beauty with grand mansions and stone-paved streets. Built in a strategic location amidst the breathtaking setting of the Pindos range, Métsovo is the ideal place to relax, or even enjoy an action-packed holiday! Pindos ski centres are a hive of outdoor activities, such as downhill (alpine) skiing and snowboarding! In the wider area, experience a pure adrenaline rush: hike marked trails, go for kayaking, rafting, or mountain biking, and follow mountain routes riding off-road! Spend a romantic evening visiting the Averoff Art Gallery, and tasting traditional culinary delights accompanied with fine local wine!

Worth seeing

  • The church of Aghia Paraskevi (15th century).
  • The statue of Evangelos Averof.
  • The Evangelos Averof Gallery, which contains paintings and sculptures by famous Greek artists.
  • The Michail Tositsa mansion, which houses the Museum of Popular Art.
  • The Monastery of Aghios Nikolaos, with the frescos by painter Efstathios, from the 17th century.
  • The “Diaselo” Convention Centre. Metsovo has an exceptionally organized infrastructure for conference organization and periodic exhibitions.
  • The Averof distillery.
  • The Averof Garden, with the church of Aghios Georgios.
  • The Monastery of Panagia (17th century), with the renovated water mill Gina.
  • The dam and artificial lake of the Aoos springs.
  • The village of Anthohori, 13 km. SW, with its Museum of hydrokinetics.
  • The Pindos ski resorts, at “Karakoli”, “Profitis Ilias” and “Zigos”.

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