Folk Art Museum of Metsovo
This is how the old manors in Metsovo looked like and especially the manor that belonged to Georgios Averof-Tositsas. In this fully renovated manor you will have the chance to meet Metsovo through a rich collection of local apparels, old icons, woven clothes and lots of utensils.
Opening hours: Every day except Thursday, 09:00-13:30 and 15:00-17:00.
Evangelos Averoff Foundation – Tositsa
The Evangelos Averoff-Tositsa Foundation is the legal body to which the Gallery belongs. It is a public utility foundation governed by private law, governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, the initial recommendation of which was set by the Founder. It was established in 1987 by Evangelos Averoff-Tositsa, with the basic statute for the operation of the Gallery and is controlled by the Directorate of Public Benefits of the Decentralized Administration of Epirus – West. Macedonia, in Ioannina.
The Averoff Museum of Neohellenic Art has operated in Metsovo, district of Ioannina, since August 1988. Its permanent exhibition comprises representative works by the major Greek painters, printmakers and sculptors of the 19th and 20th century, such as Gyzis, Lytras, Volanakis, Iakovides, Parthenis, Maleas, Galanis, Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas, Moralis, Tetsis, and many others. The museum’s Collection is regarded as one of the most complete and important of this period.
In addition to the Permanent Exhibition, the museum mounts temporary thematic, retrospective, group, and other special-interest exhibitions with art works selected from other museums and private collections in Greece and abroad.
Its other events include scientific symposiums, meetings, tours, educational programs, and creative workshops. The Children’s Workshop of the Museum operates on a regular basis for the children of the region. Lastly, of special note is the museum’s extensive publishing enterprise.
The Offshore Hydropower Museum in Anthochori, Metsovo, highlights the importance of hydropower in traditional society. It is an open-air museum with old rebuilt watermills, waterfalls and mantles. It focuses on the basic pre-industrial techniques that exploits and exploits the power of water to produce a variety of products and links them to the history and everyday life of the local community over time. It is particularly well-suited, framed by very beautiful picturesque cobblestone streets and small bridges. There you will find a refreshment room where you can enjoy your coffee or refreshment.
Folklore Museum of Chanaka
The Folklore Museum of Chanaka is housed in the old stone mansion of the Venetian family in the area of Agios Georgios (Grigoriou Chanaka 1) and is a museum of Metsovian – Vlachian art of Metsovo. The completion of the restoration work and the supervision of the Museum were commissioned to the Dance Club of Metsovo in February 2013. The exhibits include objects from the Veneti and Tsanakas families and many families of Metsovo (preserved manuscripts from the 17th century onwards, letters, Turkish collections, photographic material, collection of books with reference to Metsovo and the Vlachs, bronze and wooden household utensils, woven, looms). There are also two exhibition venues where an old collection of woven, pillow and embroideries of the 19th century are exhibited, as well as the wool processing area until the fabric of woven pillows and woolen garments.