About The Place
Nestled in the captivating landscape of northern Greece, the village of Metsovo and the surrounding Tzoumerka Mountains weave a tapestry of natural beauty, rich history, and cultural charm. This enchanting region offers an immersive experience that beckons travelers to explore its picturesque landscapes, delve into its storied past, and bask in the warmth of its local traditions.
Metsovo, a quaint village perched at an elevation of around 1,150 meters, is a jewel of Epirus known for its unique architecture, traditional craftsmanship, and vibrant cultural heritage. As you wander through its cobbled streets, you’re greeted by stone-built houses that exude a timeless elegance, adorned with wooden balconies and vibrant flowers. The village’s distinctive character reflects its deep-rooted connection to its surroundings and its long history as a crossroads of trade and culture.
A highlight of Metsovo is the Averoff Gallery, a cultural treasure trove that houses a collection of Greek and European art. From intricate Byzantine icons to modern paintings, the gallery provides insight into the artistic evolution of the region and its interactions with the wider world. Nearby, the Tositsa Foundation’s mansion invites visitors to explore its exhibitions on Metsovo’s history, culture, and traditional crafts, offering a deeper understanding of the village’s intricate tapestry.
Venturing beyond the village, the Tzoumerka Mountains embrace travelers with their rugged allure and unspoiled landscapes. This mountain range, characterized by steep cliffs, deep gorges, and dense forests, is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking trails lead intrepid explorers through pristine wilderness, revealing breathtaking vistas of rolling hills and verdant valleys. The Vikos Gorge, a natural wonder that ranks among the world’s deepest canyons, adds an extra layer of allure to the region’s hiking offerings.
The Tzoumerka Mountains are also a gateway to authentic experiences that showcase the area’s rural traditions. Picturesque villages like Syrrako and Kalarrites offer a glimpse into the past, with stone houses and narrow alleys evoking a sense of timelessness. These settlements provide a space for travelers to immerse themselves in the local way of life, partake in traditional activities, and engage with the warm hospitality of the locals.
Culinary enthusiasts will find their palates delighted by the gastronomic offerings of Metsovo and its surroundings. The region’s cuisine reflects the bounty of its fertile land and the artistry of its inhabitants. Locally produced cheeses, such as Metsovone and Metsovela, are renowned for their distinct flavors, while hearty dishes like kontosouvli (spit-roasted meat) and bourani (a dish featuring wild greens) invite visitors to savor the authentic tastes of the area.
Throughout the year, Metsovo comes alive with vibrant festivals and celebrations that celebrate its cultural heritage. Traditional events, such as the “Metsovo Cheese Festival,” showcase the importance of cheese-making in the region’s history and provide a platform for locals to share their culinary traditions with visitors.
The Tzoumerka Mountains and Metsovo are not just a destination; they’re an experience that resonates with those who seek a harmonious blend of nature, history, and culture. Whether you’re drawn to the allure of the mountains, the charm of the village, or the authenticity of local traditions, this region invites you to embark on a journey that enriches the senses and nourishes the soul.
Abseil through 8 adventurous waterfalls
Take the ultimate selfie under the 30-meter waterfall
Abseil through the canyons enormous dark caves
- 5 Hours
Prepare to be awestruck by the captivating beauty of Deos Canyon, a canyoning paradise that lives up to its Greek name, meaning “awe.” As you venture into this remarkable natural setting, be prepared to embark on an unforgettable journey through giant caves, towering rock formations, and breathtaking 30-meter high waterfalls. This canyoning experience is perfect for those seeking a thrilling and challenging day adventure.
The Deos Canyon offers an extraordinary landscape where, at certain points, it transforms into a cave, engulfed in darkness that adds to its mystique. As you navigate through this magnificent canyon, our expert team ensures your safety and provides guidance to make your experience both exhilarating and memorable.
Canyon Status: Wet Canyon
Canyon Length: 800m
Total Rappels: 8
Highest Rappel: 30m
Suitable Seasons: May – October
What to Bring
A pair of sports shoes that will get wet
Second pair of shoes (to wear after the gorge)
Swimming suit or second pair of underwear
Two experienced local Canyoning Guides
All necessary equipment (harness, helmet, personal equipment, neoprene suit and socks)
- Minimum 2 Participants
- 12 years and above
- Basic physical condition
- Lack of acrophobia
- Knowledge of swimming
- Starting Time 09:30
- Ending Time 14:30
“Peristeri” exit on Egnatia Highway
Cancellation Policy - Flexible
- Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
- In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
- Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds