Review of Grand Forest Metsovo
Grand Forest Metsovo is one of the top hotels in the country. Nestled in the mountainside, this hotel is located across the valley from the Mountain Village of Metsovo. You can easily take a highway from Thessaloniki or Athens. As you drive up to the hotel, you are treated to the ultimate scenic route, lush forests with views of the valley below and the mountain-side village of Metsovo just across the way. You are warmly greeted by the staff at the entrance. Once you check in, you are taken on a quick tour of the facilities, including the 2 main eateries/restaurants, outdoor and indoor pools and spa. Take some time to walk around the hotel, there are some beautiful art pieces and displays to see. Once you are settled into your room, take a moment to step outside onto the patio and enjoy the breathtaking views from your room (note that all the rooms face out towards Metsovo). Take a load off at the spa (extra cost) or take a dip into the indoor pool or outdoor *infinity* pool. Once you have worked up an appetite, venture up to the 1350M restaurant for a light dinner. Food was incredible here as was the view. Try a glass of local Metsovo wine or indulge in a sweet dessert. Buffet breakfast is generally included with the room. The same restaurant (1380) offers a wide selection of foods (both continental and Greek) to enjoy. In the summer, the balcony is open, so again take advantage of the view during the morning. Once you have rested up, make sure to stop by the village of Metsovo for a few hours, grab lunch at a taverna and wander the narrow streets. Check out my experiences and recommendations for Metsovo here.