Karpenissi is a mountainous traditional village located in Eyritania. It is rich with historical tradition, archaeological sites, religious worship and astounding natural beauty. In 1991, Eyritania was proclaimed by UNESCO one of the environmentally cleanest regions world-wide and Europe’s cleanest, also representing the basis for research since it is considered as having zero pollution rate.
The most popular sights of Karpenissi: The Byzantine Church of Agia Triada in Karpenissi, the Church of Panagia in Fousiana, Agia Paraskevi in Vraggiana and Proussos Monastery, the Library and the picturesque squares of Markos Botsaris and Katsantonis, both famous heroes of the Revolution. Visit restored manor houses, Byzantine churches; schools transformed into museums and the arched bridges of the area, wonderful examples of local architecture as well as the beautifully preserved district of Korishades and tour its fascinating museums such as the National Resistance Museum.
The area around the village is the ideal choice for trekking along winding mountain paths; canoe-kayaking in Kremaston Lake; kayaking and rafting down the Aheloos, Tavropos and Trikeriotis rivers; horse riding; canoeing through the gorges of Viniani and Vothonas; jeep safari and skiing at the modern ski resort of Karpenissi, one of the biggest and most popular in Greece. Follow scenic routes and admire the undulating natural surroundings.