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Culture

The mountain farming has for centuries in the region, a key factor in the development and lifestyle. Since 1719 worked in Metsovo central warehouse exporting goat hides bound for France.Due to adverse weather conditions in mountain pastures are not used all year. Thus, the Pastoralists moved to winter in Thessaly plain and mountainous summer pastures.The processing of timber is now the most important productive resource, and perhaps the main source of income along with tourism. Much of the population is engaged in logging and processing timber from the old days to today.In Metsovo, Milia and Sunless folk art is one of the major occupations of the residents. The textile industry has a long tradition. The local textile created elaborately woven, Halim, kelimia, bedding, bocharoskoutia, rugs, etc., using methods and tactics that go back many generations back.The cheese is another pole of growth. In Metsovo operates since 1958 the creamery Foundation Tositsa, absorbing almost all milk production in the region.

There is a long tradition in winemaking. Since 1732 the annual wine production exceeded the 500,000 bottles.After several years of fallow vineyards of Metsovo came alive again, thanks to the idea of ​​Evangelos Averof Tositsa create the winery “Katogi.”Metsovo and the villages surrounding it have created a unique society, influenced by the lifestyle in the mountains of Pindos, which through the holidays and celebrations spread to this day. Thus, the musical tradition of Metsovo presented significantly differentiated from those of other regions.In Metsovo are three types of dances, the circular, the sygkathistos and dancing women. Common component of all these is the improvisation and emotion.At the fairs are more people were dressed in traditional costumes, dancing three dances from Metsovo and have fun until the early hours.