Evritania, Central Greece
A colourful paradise in the Heart of Greece
Evritania, a continually developing area in tourist infrastructure, is encompassed by the mountainous masses of Central Greece. Its remarkable tourist infrastructure in combination with an environment of exceptional natural beauty rank the region among the most popular winter destinations of Greece, complete with a fully equipped ski centre at a mere 12 kilometres from town, a comprehensive road network and over 1500 beds to satisfy the most discerning visitors. Alternative forms of tourism, including athletic, congress, religious and nature tourism, along with winter tourism, spearhead the tourist development of the region.
Velouchi Ski Center, Karpenisi, Evritania, Central Greece
An escapade with action
The broader region of Evritania is deservingly viewed as the paradise of winter and adventure sports. The Ski Centre in Velouhi (located at 12 kilometres or 20 minutes by car from the town) is considered as one of the most beautiful and contemporary ski centres in Greece, complete with an accredited training school for beginners and children. A couple of lessons are enough to get you ready for the slopes!
Rafting Lake Kremaston, Evritania, Central Greece
In addition to skiing, visitors in Evritania can also enjoy the following:
Trekking in the regions of Agrafa, Helidona, Kalliakouda and Krenti, River Trekking in Pantavrehei, a world monument of exceptional natural beauty, Kayaking in rivers Aheloos, Tavrotos and Trikeriotis, Rafting in the above rivers, Monocraft, Canoe-Kayak in Lake Kremaston, Canyoning in Viniani and Vothonas gorges, Jeep Safari and horse-back riding near the village of Koryshades.
Sports center of Karpenisi, Evritania, Central Greece, courtesy of Municipality of Karpenisi, visitkarpenissi.gr
The Athletic Centre
Karpenisi is the location of the largest athletic centre in Greece, capable of hosting a large number of athletic events. National soccer and basketball teams, track champions and Olympic medalists are only few of those who have used its state-of-the-art athletic installations to complete their training ahead of their remarkable performance in European and World championships. The contemporary Swim Training Centre in Karpenisi has 10 lanes each one measuring 25 metres long, boasting excellent infrastructure for hosting major athletic events.
Karpenisi, Evritania, Central Greece, courtesy of Municipality of Karpenisi, visitkarpenissi.gr
Karpenisi is also the location of the best Convention Centre in mainland Greece, which, along with the convention halls available at major hotel units, represents an ideal solution for those who wish to combine business with vacations.
Monastery of Prousos, Karpenisi, Evritania, Central Greece
Evritanian mountains: One step closer to God
Strewn with monasteries and Byzantine monuments, evidence of an undying Orthodox faith, Evritania provides a solemn environment for praying and contact with the Divine.
One of the most important monasteries, the Proussos Monastery, attracts thousands of visitors on 23 August each year to attend the local festival. Another significant monument in Evritania is the Church and Monastery of Panagia (Virgin Mary) in Domiani, dedicated to the Dormition (Assumption) of Virgin Mary celebrated on 15 August every year. Near the road taking to Agrinio is the Monastery of Tatarnas which was built around 1555. Built half-way between the villages of Epiniana and Agrafa in a cave inside a granite rock lies the Monastery of Panagia Stana of Agrafa.
Agrafa, Evritania, Central Greece