Karpenisi is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central Greece. It is built at an altitude of 960 meters at the foot of Mount Velouchi or Tymfristos, which at a height of 2.315 meters is above the city.
Evritania is often called “Switzerland of Greece”. And that’s because nature has brought it with towering mountain-ridden mountains, deep gorges, abundant running waters, and vast green forests. It should be noted that, according to a UNESCO report of 1991, the region of Evritania and therefore Karpenissi is among the five cleanest areas of the world.
The artificial lake Kremaston was formed after the construction of the dam (1965) near the confluence of the rivers Acheloos, Agrafioti and Tayropos (Megdowa).
The “Tsagaralona” location, close to Fidakia, offers a magnificent view of Lake Kremaston and the Episkopi Bridge. Equally beautiful is the view of Lake Kremasta from Episkopi Evritania (modern graphic settlement, built on a hill) and from Tripotamos Evritania.
Special mention should be made at the Manolis Bridge, a historic listed monument of Lake Kremasta, dating back to 1654 and partly covered by periods depending on the lake’s water level. According to tradition, the bridge owes its name to the mastermind Manolis, who was descended from Dafni Evritania.
Besides, Kremaston Lake offers beautiful canoeing – kayak routes, which allow the lovers of alternative forms of tourism to discover its hidden beauties.
Panta Vrehi Gorge
One of the most impressive and beautiful areas of the prefecture of Evritania is the Panta Vrehi Gorge, located between the villages of Roska and Doliana south of the prefecture.
The name of this particular gorge is due to its specific area, which does not exceed 80 meters in length. There, the icy waters that come from the steep mountain of Kaliakouda, in their attempt to become one with the waters of the Krikeliotis River, find a way out of springs at the tops of the gorge creating beautiful waterfalls.
Due to their large height, however, their flow is not continuous and compact. Instead, it breaks into a large radius in small and large drops, creating a continuous artificial rain. The result is a magical landscape!
To reach the gorge you can choose between three routes. In all, you will need to cross by car, ideal jeep, a distance, and then hiking in the river to reach the Always Ramp Point.
Holy Monastery of Prousos
Monastery of Prousos is a monastery of the prefecture of Evrytania. It is located 31 kilometers south of Karpenisi and 53 kilometers northwest of Agrinio, 2 kilometers from the homonymous village, and is a spiritual and pilgrimage center of the whole area. It is built in an imposing landscape, in a steep, rocky area between the mountains of Helidona, Kaliakouda and the Pantheiton mountain range, which is full of fir trees.
The Holy Monastery of Prousos is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin and celebrates on August 23 (in the Assumption of the Assumption).
The Taterna (or Tetarna) monastery is one of the most historic monasteries in Central Greece. It is located in the prefecture of Evritania west of the village of Tripotamos and near the old historical single-deck bridge with the same name (Tatarna Bridge) on the river Acheloos. The old historical monastery no longer exists, just like the old bridge. It collapsed (in 1963) after the earthquakes, which followed the construction of the Kremasta Dam and the creation of Lake Kremasta.
The monastery was founded in 1111 and in the 13th century it was built with the help of Saint Theodoras of Arta. For the first time we find the name Tatarna in 1556 at the founder of the monastery by the founder of the monk David. In the same year, Patriarch Dionysios II announces the Patriarchal and Stavropigian Monastery. Caesarios Doupontes (1713-1784) mentions the monastery in a book of his.
Holy Monastery of Panayia Domianes
The Monastery of Domianes, one of the most important post-Byzantine monuments with a valuable contribution to the Nation and Orthodoxy. It consists of the Holy Temple, large ogres, towering bell towers (18 m) and a yard with three large cypress trees.