Karpenisi is the Capital of the prefecture of Evritania and the Municipality of Karpenisi. It is located in the center of the Prefecture and is connected to Lamia and Agrinio through the Diocese of Episkopi.
Vacations in Karpenisi offer you everything: winter sports, comforts, entertainment, but also towering mountains, rushing rivers, beautiful gorges, picturesque villages and historic monasteries. On the slopes of the ski resort in Velouchi, families and groups enjoy exciting trips in the snow. In the monastery of Panagia Prousiotissa, pilgrims kiss with respect the miraculous image.
In Koryschades, walkers enjoy the walk on the cobbled streets with the houses of traditional architecture and in Karpenisi they live in the rhythms of the evening entertainment. In the traditional guesthouses the guests enjoy the warm atmosphere and the small luxuries that make the holidays in Karpenisi special. In the taverns, the palate rejoices in flavors of local cuisine, which smell of musk on the tables in front of the lit fireplaces. Karpenisi and the surrounding villages are undoubtedly an ideal winter destination. Its magic will captivate you.
The well-known and well-sung village of Agrafa is located at an altitude of 880m., At the foot of Mount Koukourountzos, surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks and steep gorges. The natural beauty of the landscape immediately wins over even the most demanding visitor. At the foot of the village at Sporn and Hodeika, the river Agrafiotis springs. Characteristic of Agrafa are the age-old plane trees, which cover the village square with their shade, the stone houses with the tiled roofs and the hospitable inhabitants
– Many historical writers place the origin of the name “Agrafa” in the years of Ottoman rule, where we have a first report in 1856, by Panagiotis Aravantinos to give us the relevant verse .. “were called to Agrafa because the Ottomans who inhabited Thessaly to enroll that country among the other countries of Thessaly ”.
In Agrafa those who are engaged in hiking and mountaineering can take the E4 path, reach the beautiful gorge of Agrafiotis (Trypa Oskliani – belongs to the protected areas NATURA 2000), climb Hodeika and reach the location Veli where Katsantonis7 killed 1807 Beligeka.
In Karpenisi, you can also try hiking to one of the many hiking routes of Agrafa having the mountains as a view. Also, you can go horse riding, as well as go skiing at the ski center of Karpenisi.
The ski center of Velouchi
In Central Greece, on the plateau of Velouchi, is one of the largest and most impressive ski resorts in Greece and a famous attraction of Karpenisi.
The beautiful traditional village of Koryschades
A picturesque traditional village that will meet your expectations. The walks on the stone cobbled streets with the well-preserved houses are enjoyable. In the square of Koryschades you will see the church of Agios Athanasios of 1865 and the historic primary school of 1901, which houses the interesting Museum of National Resistance.
The fairytale Gorge “It always rains”
In Central Greece, a short distance from Karpenisi, is the narrow passage of Krikellopotamos: between two mountains, it looks like a gorge. It is a magical place with lakes, waterfalls, caves, dense vegetation, steep cliffs. It is located at the base of Kaliakouda and Mount Platanaki and is one of the most impressive sights of Karpenisi.
In Agrafa you can see:
The Watermill at the entrance of the village, with the trout farming on the Agrafiotis river, which functions as a recreation area and a tavern. Its owner is Kitsios Dimitrios.
The single-arched stone bridge built in 1600 waiting for the visitor to cross to the opposite bank of the Agrafiotis river.
In Karpenisi you have to try the local pork Sausages, the Prosciuto, the local Feta cheese. For sweets do not forget to try, the sweet spoons and the excellent Karpenisi honey. There you can also find any kind of pie and do not forget to drink the local Tsipouro from berries.