«Metsovo» (17 pics)

Alexander F. @alexanderfluke6 months ago | 2 min read

Metsovo is a traditional Greek town in Epirus situated on the slope of the Pindus mountain range in the form of a kind of amphitheater.

This is an incredibly picturesque place where I try to visit every time I come to Greece. The first photo clearly shows how Metsovo, surrounded by mountain peaks, lies comfortably among the coniferous forests.

During our trip to Greece last year, we stayed in Metsovo for a whole week. I would like to share a few photos taken on one of the beautiful sunny days.

All houses in Metsovo are built in the traditional for Epirus architectural style: stonewalls, wooden roofs, and tiles.

As I mentioned in one of the previous posts, according to one version, the name of the town of Metsovo means «bear place» and is derived from a combination of the Slavic words «mẹčovo» («bear») and «ovo» («place» or «village»). According to information from other sources, linguistic researches do not confirm this version.

However, on the main square of the town is a monument to two bears and I really want to believe that bears are a symbol of Metsovo from time immemorial.

View of Metsovo from the south and view of the neighboring village – Anilio.

One of the bridges of the national highway Egnatia, crossing all of Greece from east to west, and passing near Metsovo. The construction of the highway lasted fifteen years and was completed in 2009. Undoubtedly, it played an important role in the development of tourism in Metsovo and my most favorite region of Northern Greece – Zagoroсhoria.

Thank you very much to all of you for your interest and support! :)

Metsovo, Greece.
July, 2018.

@alexanderfluke's travels
Canon 650D + EF17-40/2.8L USM + EF70-300/4.0-5.6 IS USM
© All rights reserved

All my travels:
Tenerife 2008 | Crete 2010 | Tenerife 2011 | Cyprus 2012 | Rhodes 2012 | Corfu 2014

Written by:

(curation mode) • life & travel pictures

Nice pictures, great place! Thank you for sharing!


Congratulations! Your high-quality travel content was selected by @travelfeed curator @for91days and earned you a partial upvote. We love your hard work and hope to encourage you to continue to publish strong travel-related content.
Thank you for being part of the TravelFeed community!

Learn more about our travel project on Steemit by clicking on the banner above and join our community on Discord.


Thank you so much!


that very beautiful landscape, i like your shot. thank you for shared your best experienced.


thanks for your kind words :)


Thank you for a wonderful photo-travel with plenty of information about this beautiful region of Greece!

@greek-trail & @katerinaramm

PromoBot @promobot5 months ago

@alexanderfluke purchased a 67.41% vote from @promobot on this post.

*If you disagree with the reward or content of this post you can purchase a reversal of this vote by using our curation interface http://promovotes.com


Defended (51.28%)
Summoned by @alexanderfluke
Sneaky Ninja supports @youarehope and @tarc with a percentage of all bids.
Everything You Need To Know About Sneaky Ninja