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Presentation of Geographical Unit Metsovo

Spread on Pindos mountain sides, the Metsovo and Peristeri villages are hidden in pines, oaks and firs, in a landscape of untamed beauty that rises from mount Peristeri and Aoos lake up to Flega and Katara passage, impressing with their superb beauty.

Description of geographical features

Metsovo area is characterized by an intense mountainous anaglyph, imprinted in the deeply carved hydrographic network that is the start of many of our country’s rivers.
Administratively, it belongs to Metsovo municipality which consists of the past Municipalities of Metsovo and Egnatia, as well as Milia community. Tall mountains, parts of the N. Pindos mountain range, develop around it, such as Lakmos or Peristeri (2,295m) in the south, Mavrovouni (2,159m) in the north, Zygos mountains (alt. 1,746m) in the east and Tsouka Rosa (alt. 1,987m) in the northwest. At Metsovo area, the five significant watersheds of Greece converge, Arachthos, Acheloos, Pineios, Aliakmon and Aoos. Metsovitikos river springs from Metsovo, an Arachthos tributary, while at a small distance, Acheloos, Aoos and tributaries of Pineios and Aliakmon (Venetikos) also spring.
At the same time, many streams and torrents enrich the hydrographic network, strengthened lately with the Aoos artificial lake between the Greveniti, Chrysovitsa and Metsovo areas. The flat areas of the region are few and are mostly situated along Metsovitikos river and at the small highlands of Metsovo and Milia, used as grazing fields. The rest parts of the area consist of dense forests and bare mountain sides.
Geologically, the area belongs to the Pindos zone, with limestone, flysch and ophiolite being the prevailing rock formations. The area climate is characterized by cold to hard, with prolonged winters, much rain in the spring and relevantly warm summers with plenty of rain.

Historical and cultural significance of the stone bridges

Metsovo area is characterized by an intense mountainous anaglyph, imprinted in the deeply carved hydrographic network that is the start of many of our country’s rivers.
Administratively, it belongs to Metsovo municipality which consists of the past Municipalities of Metsovo and Egnatia, as well as Milia community. Tall mountains, parts of the N. Pindos mountain range, develop around it, such as Lakmos or Peristeri (2,295m) in the south, Mavrovouni (2,159m) in the north, Zygos mountains (alt. 1,746m) in the east and Tsouka Rosa (alt. 1,987m) in the northwest. At Metsovo area, the five significant watersheds of Greece converge, Arachthos, Acheloos, Pineios, Aliakmon and Aoos. Metsovitikos river springs from Metsovo, an Arachthos tributary, while at a small distance, Acheloos, Aoos and tributaries of Pineios and Aliakmon (Venetikos) also spring.
At the same time, many streams and torrents enrich the hydrographic network, strengthened lately with the Aoos artificial lake between the Greveniti, Chrysovitsa and Metsovo areas. The flat areas of the region are few and are mostly situated along Metsovitikos river and at the small highlands of Metsovo and Milia, used as grazing fields. The rest parts of the area consist of dense forests and bare mountain sides.
Geologically, the area belongs to the Pindos zone, with limestone, flysch and ophiolite being the prevailing rock formations. The area climate is characterized by cold to hard, with prolonged winters, much rain in the spring and relevantly warm summers with plenty of rain.

Traditions and customs on the stone bridges

Metsovo area is characterized by an intense mountainous anaglyph, imprinted in the deeply carved hydrographic network that is the start of many of our country’s rivers.
Administratively, it belongs to Metsovo municipality which consists of the past Municipalities of Metsovo and Egnatia, as well as Milia community. Tall mountains, parts of the N. Pindos mountain range, develop around it, such as Lakmos or Peristeri (2,295m) in the south, Mavrovouni (2,159m) in the north, Zygos mountains (alt. 1,746m) in the east and Tsouka Rosa (alt. 1,987m) in the northwest. At Metsovo area, the five significant watersheds of Greece converge, Arachthos, Acheloos, Pineios, Aliakmon and Aoos. Metsovitikos river springs from Metsovo, an Arachthos tributary, while at a small distance, Acheloos, Aoos and tributaries of Pineios and Aliakmon (Venetikos) also spring.
At the same time, many streams and torrents enrich the hydrographic network, strengthened lately with the Aoos artificial lake between the Greveniti, Chrysovitsa and Metsovo areas. The flat areas of the region are few and are mostly situated along Metsovitikos river and at the small highlands of Metsovo and Milia, used as grazing fields. The rest parts of the area consist of dense forests and bare mountain sides.
Geologically, the area belongs to the Pindos zone, with limestone, flysch and ophiolite being the prevailing rock formations. The area climate is characterized by cold to hard, with prolonged winters, much rain in the spring and relevantly warm summers with plenty of rain.

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