Girl at a fountain in Metsovo
(Fred Boissonnas, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography)
Until the early 20th century, tradition in Metosovo forbade girls from walking outside unless accompanied by their parents, a brother, a first cousin or an elderly relative. The only exception was when they went to the fountain to collect water or to the river to wash clothes.
Central roads in Metsovo, circa 1922. (Μargaret Hasluck)
In the 19th century, footpaths within Metsovo were in very good condition thanks to the rich inhabitants of Metsovo living abroad, who donated money to maintain the village, the road network, bridges, fountains and public buildings.
Woman in Metsovo circa 1922 (Μargaret Hasluck)
Five of the largest rivers in Greece spring from the region of Metsovo: Arachthos, Acheloos, Pinios, Aliakmonas and Aoos.