Don’t leave the area without shopping for the local cheeses from the village of Metsovo, such as the ‘metsovone’, the ‘metsovela’, the Grouger savory yellow cheese, the local parmesan (known and appreciated by even Italian ambassadors) and the chevre goat cheese.
Tositsa Foundation (for info call 26560 41205) is the prime source where you can shop for cheeses if you are in the area on a Friday and only between 09:00 and 13:00. Otherwise just pop into any of the local stores in the mainsquare of Metsovo. To continue your shopping spree you can go to ‘Pigi’ store (for info call 26560 42163) where you will find traditional pasta varieties, honey, meaty cold cuts, staffed sausages and many preserved fruits in sweet syrup.
The city of Ioannina is also called the city of Silversmiths...If you would like to buy unique silver traditional creations for home or beautiful rings and earrings, then you can visit KEPAVI which hosts silver workshops under one roof since 1999 and is where you will find great staff at a bargain. (For more information call 26510 27660, 11 Archiepiskopou Makariou street).
If you don’t get the chance to visit KEPAVI then choose to go to any of the numerous Silver and ornament stores scattered around the city of Ioannina and especially along Anexartisias street.