Well I didn’t actually go skiing.
After a hearty lunch in Kalambaka, I found myself in Metsovo, part of a Greek ski resort area in Epirus, which in a few more weeks would be white with snow. It was a flying visit really (as part of a wider excursion), but it was lovely to get a bit of a preview.
I’ve never been skiing before so this is as close as I’ve come to the act itself!
The village is like a story book picture, with cosy looking cabin style shops, restaurants and guest houses all clustered tightly together in a small hilly area with the iconic bear statue at the centre. Goldilocks springs to mind, along with Hansel and Gretel.
The theme is ‘wooden’, and the rustic atmosphere must look dreamy when deep in snow and lit up for Christmas.
The village territory is not far away from the native brown bears, I wonder if they ever pop down from time to time.
These were some cakes purchased from the local cake shop/patisserie. Forgive me if I use the wrong term here – the shop also sold all kinds of cheese and sausage meats.
By the end of this day out I really began to realise just how diverse Greece’s beauty is, with blue views around the islands and coastlines, the untouched rural towns with cute little lanes and brightly coloured homes, and all the pretty little ‘off islands’ that span almost all the way down to Turkey, to the river views with lush forestry. There really is a lot to appreciate and I would definitely like to see and explore more of Greece in the future.
Lunch in Kalambaka earlier that day….
Greece, it was a privilege to visit you. x
13 thoughts on “Log Cabins and Bears: Skiing in Greece!”
The Travelling Circus
Hello Cherryl I am only just getting to grips with blogging etc and only just managed to have a look at your blog. Its fantastic we have just come back from Rhodes yet to blog and your post has wanted me to go back and explore Greece such beautiful people. I will take some time to have a look through your posts thank you for sharing X😍
No worries, I’m flattered that you’ve enjoyed my posts. This is exact what I hope to achieve – looking back at my travels helps me relive those experiences, and I’m glad they’re inspiring you too 💛🔆 Happy blogging!! I look forward to reading your posts too x
Looks like a beautiful place – great photos too. 🙂
It really was lovely, thank you
The Snow Melts Somewhere
I think it looks beautiful without snow! How odd to think that this is in Greece! Lovely post <3
I know..unexpected beauty in unexpected places!! Thank you 🤗🤗🤗😊x
Lovely photos! I’ve skied in all the usual places in Europe, but must admit Greece has always been a summer destination for me… looks like I’ll have to rethink that idea now!
You’ll have to let us know what yo think!
Beautiful pictures… It would like being there, thanks for a Calgon moment 🤗
Glad I played a part! Thanks for looking x
OM,what a stunning photo series from Greece!You’ve visited great and most popular destinations,again!
Thanks, glad you liked them – it really is a beautiful place.