Epirus, with its long history, its rich culture and traditions, is famous for its fresh and delicious products, its sweets and its superb handcrafts. The visitor who strolls through the towns and villages has the chance to buy whatever he fancies. Very well-known are the wines of Zitsas, Metsovo and Tzoumerka as well as the tsipouro of Epirus. From Konitsa, pickled and smoked trout steals the show. Dairy products such as butter, yoghurt and the cheeses of Epirus – kefalotyri, feta, a soft white cheese, myzithra, graviera, the smoked hard cheese from Metsovo, and the kefalograviera of Arta are all famous for their quality and taste. Of excellent quality and full of health benefits are the honey and herbs of Arta, as well as olives and olive oil. Also delicious and exceptional are the frumenty, or trahanas, and the handmade noodles of Epirus as well as the spoon sweets and aromatic jams and marmalades made from fresh fruit. Souvenirs of characteristically beautiful Epirote handcrafts attract all visitors. Because working in precious metals has been practiced in Ioannina for centuries, especially well-known and particularly popular is the traditional Ioanninite jewelry, exquisite creations in silver and gold. Various silver articles for the house, functional or just decorative, make a beautiful gift for the visitor and his loved ones One can find fine wood-carvings, traditional woven fabrics of wool, hand-made knitted items in the small shops of the cities and towns – and especially, in the villages of Epirus.