Location

The Prefecture of Evritania that looks to be submerged in the firs, it belongs to the Central Greece and borders with the prefectures of Fthiotida, Karditsa and Etoloakarnania.

 

Its capital is Karpenisi which is built on the southern slopes of Velouchi Mountain at an altitude of 1000 m in an overgrown area of firs, pines and chestnut trees.

 

Karpenisi is for many years one of the leading destinations for winter and summer vacations, offering plenty of activities, relaxing environment and interesting nightlife. Monasteries, churches and Byzantine monuments, museums, stone bridges, extreme sports, skiing and breathtaking landscapes of incomparable natural beauty compose of Karpenisi and the surrounding area.

 

Karpenisi is an ideal destination for vacations all year round:

 

In winter, for the winter sports at Velouchi ski center.

In spring, for the beauty, flavors and colors of nature.

In summer for diversity and summer sports.

In autumn, for the trips to Proussos Monastery, Koryschades and other picturesque villages.

 

In Karpenisi and the region you can visit the following museums:

 

  • Museum of Karpenisi

  • Megalo Chorio Folk Museum

  • Koryschades National Resistance Museum

  • Mikro Chorio Museum (Features rare photographs from the landslide in the village in 1963)

  • Prousos Monastery Museum (Hosts books of the 15th and 16th centuries, handwritten codes, a sword from independence days that might be of Karaiskaki’s and many vestments)

Distances

Access to Karpenisi is not difficult, but it needs attention, especially during the winter months, due to the altitude and weather conditions. The Pasithei guesthouse is open year around, and is an ideal starting point for your excursions to very interesting close-by locations.

 

Distances:

 

  • Koryschades village 6 km

  • Velouchi ski center 12 km

  • Megalo Chorio village 15 km

  • Fidakia village 30 km

  • Krikelo village 31 km

  • The monastery of Prousos 33 km

  • The gorge of Pantavrechi 40 km

  • Kremasta Lake 45 km

  • The Tatarna Monastery 70 km

     

Activities

The area is full of wild beauty landscapes, gorges, rivers and lakes are waiting for you to discover in a wooded environment.

 

If you are seeking for action and extreme sports the following activities will definitely raise your adrenaline soaring:

 

  • Rafting, kayak, canoe, on the rivers Trikierioti and the Tavropos-Acheloos River and the Lake of Kremasta.

  • River Trekking and canyoning in the gorges of the Black Cave, of Pantavrechi and of Viniani

  • Enduro atv 4 x 4 trails in the woods, in the lush lateral and trails.

  • Riding with trained horses along the river Karpenisioti, but also in the forest.

  • Hiking trails to experience the natural beauty of the area.

  • Archery, paintball, flying fox, rappel in specially organized parks outdoor activities that operate in the region.

  • Ski, snowboard, sled in the ski centre of Karpenisi. The ski centre is fully organized. Located at Velouchi, has seven lifts, 12 ski slopes, a ski school, rental shop and ski items for sale, bar and restaurant. Throughout the duration of the winter season, the Karpenisi ski center conducts competitions and demonstrations of ski, snowboard and snowmobile.

  • Paragliding for the more adventurous.

  • Cycling with mountain bikes off the road on the region's forest network.