8 Things to Do in Karpenisi That You Shouldn't Miss

December 4, 2017 Yuk Petri

Karpenisi (Greek: Καρπενήσι) is a town in central Greece. It is the capital of the regional unit of Evrytania. Karpenisi is situated in the valley of the river Karpenisiotis (Καρπενησιώτης), a tributary of the Megdovas, in the southern part of the Pindus Mountains. Mount Tymfristos (2,315 m elevation) lies directly to the north of the town, and the foothills of mount Kaliakouda are in the south. Karpenisi has a ski resort and is a popular destination, especially during winter. It is called Switzerland of Greece for the resemblance with the mountainous country and its beauty, atypical for a Mediterranean place.
Restaurants in Karpenisi

1. Proussos Monastery

Proussos, Karpenisi 361 00, Greece +30 2237 080726
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4.5 based on 421 reviews

Proussos Monastery

The Monastery of Proussos was named after the Icon of Panagia Prousiotissa from Prousa in Minor Asia, according to a legend painted by Luke the Evangelist. It is 31 km north of Karpenisi. It was build in the 9th century (some say 12th century). According to a legend the monastery was founded during the period of the Byzantine Emperor Theophilos (829-842) who was an iconoclast ( against the use of icons). To protect the icon it was decided by supporters of the use of icons to move it to a safe place. The two persons responsible to find a place for the icon who came in Proussos decided to stay here and to build a monastery, and they were the first monks who changed their names to Dionysios and Timotheos. According to legends they decided the place due to miracles that happened due to the icon and because they could not move the icon to another place.Part of the monastery was destroyed 1587 by a fire. During the Greek war of independence it was a refuge place of various heroes such as Giorgos Karaiskakis, Markos Botsaris or Lambros Katsonis. A large part of the monastery was destroyed , including many books and documents, by fire set by German troops in the second world war.

Reviewed By Konstantinos S - Vólos, Magnisia, Greece

We are travel from Volos to Prousso monastery with VolosVipTaxi.gr the ride is beautiful crossing the Mainland of Central Greece. Traditional village and amazing landscape. We arrive after 2.1/2 hours in the most beautiful and amazing monastery Prousou. The buildings are build on the end off the cliff. The church is build in the rock of the mountain and that make the place unique. I highly recommend to visit Prousou & Karpenisi the small city with the ski center.

2. Saloon Park

Karpenisi Evrytania, Karpenisi 361 00, Greece +30 2237 024606
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4.5 based on 193 reviews

Saloon Park

Reviewed By sixpackswolf - Athens, Greece

A well maintained place - chalet styled- that combines, snacks, drinks and a host of activities ideal for children in wonderful cool environment, in the mountainous region of Evrytania .
Great place to enjoy an occasion, with horseback riding, a theme shop and lots of other activities with good friendly service

3. Panta Vrechei Canyon

Stournara, Karpenisi, Greece
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5 based on 21 reviews

Panta Vrechei Canyon

Reviewed By eftapsich0s - Kifissia, Greece

When you visit it , you will find unbellievable beauty of nature., Waterfalls, trees and sceneries beyond imagination. ideal for walking and trekking. Be careful on rainy days.

4. Trekking Hellas - Karpenisi Day Tours

Karpenisi, Greece
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5 based on 23 reviews

Trekking Hellas - Karpenisi Day Tours

Reviewed By Harisway

It was an amazing experience to walk through the small river and sit under the Waterfalls of Pantavrehi. We traveled from Karpenisi to the canyon Pantavrehi with the tour guy of Trekking Hellas. The route was also amazing involving (alpine zone area, huge trees, Springs ) and off course nice guide info from the driver. I will definitely visit again in the future.

5. Velouchiou Ski Resort

Velouchi, Karpenisi, Greece +30 2237 022002
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3.5 based on 108 reviews

Velouchiou Ski Resort

Reviewed By ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ Γ

Very good place for ski and snowboard lovers. A poor sale with good cooffe and snacks. Magazine with clothes for ski and some equipment but very expensive. Very conglomerate on weekends. Free parking. To visit in sunny days. Deckhairs under the sun with coffee.

6. Fresko

13 km Karpenisiou-Prousou, Karpenisi 36100, Greece +30 2237 041215
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Fresko

Reviewed By George X - Athens, Greece

You can buy a fresh tasty trouts from this place. There is a small cafe where you can enjoy your coffee or some snacks, too. The service is friendly, quick and willing to reply to any questions you might have regarding trout farming.

7. Stabloi Eyrytanias

Karpenisi, Greece
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Stabloi Eyrytanias

Reviewed By ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ Γ

Ωραιο μερος ευκολη προσβαση το καλοκαιρι δυσκολη το χειμωνα. Αμφιθεατρικη πλατεια ομορφη με ταβερνα και καφε. Κοσμος μονο τα καλοκαιρια. Πολυ φλοξενοι ανθρωποι.

8. Onar

11 Vragianon, Karpenisi 36100, Greece +30 2237 080662
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5 based on 39 reviews

Onar

Reviewed By Harris1967 - Voula, Greece

In a residential area of Karpenisi you could never imagine that a guy that really likes what he is doing, could operate a bar with the best malt labels in the world.
You don't just drink whiskey. You learn the history and the background of malt labels.
A dream trip to the small isles of Scotland.

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