Dec 18, 2010


 Last weekend I went to Ioannina, a beautiful city in Northern Greece for a wedding. On our way back we stopped at Metsovo to have lunch. Metsovo is a typical Northern Greek village. All the houses are made of stone and they have red roofs. It was freezing cold, but it worthed it! We even tasted some local dishes, which were delicious :)

Metsovo (Greek: Μέτσοβο, Aromanian: Aminciu), formerly Metsovon, is a town in Epirus on the mountains of Pindus in northern Greece, between Ioannina to the north and Meteora to the south. The largest centre of Vlach life in Greece, Metsovo is bypassed by GR-6 (Ioannina - Trikala) and will be bypassed by the modern Via Egnatia. Throughout, the late period of Ottoman rule (18th century-1913) the Greek and Aromanian population of the region (northern pindus) suffered from Albanians raiders. Also, in one occasion in the local Greek revolt of 1854 the town was plundered by both Greek and Ottoman troops during their struggle for control of the town. During the Second World War, Metsovo was the capital of a puppet state, established by the Axis forces, known as Principality of Pindus. [wikipedia]

The stamp shows the Room of Parthenon Temple at the Acropolis Museum.

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