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Epirus and Thessaly Sights

Averoff Gallery

Updated 05/26/2011

Fodor's Review

This fascinating gallery of regional paintings and sculptures showcases the outstanding art collection amassed by politician and intellectual Evangelos Averoff (1910–90), whose effect on Matsovo is still lauded today. The 19th- and 20th-century paintings depict historical scenes, local landscapes, and daily activities. Most major Greek artists, such as Nikos Ghikas and Alekos Fassianos, are represented. One painting known to all Greeks is Nikiforos Litras's Burning

of the Turkish Flagship by Kanaris, a scene from a decisive battle in Chios. Look on the second floor for Pericles Pantazis's Street Urchin Eating Watermelon, a captivating portrait of a young boy. Paris Prekas's The Mosque of Aslan Pasha in Ioannina depicts what Ioannina looked like in the Turkish period.

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Sight Information

Address:

Main square, Metsovo, 44200, Greece

Phone:

26560-41210

Sight Details:

  • €3
  • Mid-July–mid-Sept., Wed.–Mon. 10–7; mid-Sept.–mid-July, Wed.–Mon. 10–4:30

Updated 05/26/2011

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