• The Monastery of Panagia Prousiotissa which was founded in the 12th century AD is the most important religious monument in Evrytania. It is an impressive building on top of a steep rock where the picture of Virgin Mary, drawn by Luke the Evangelist, is being kept
• Visit the artificial lake of Kremasta, where the waters of the rivers Aheloos, Agrafiotis and Tavropos gather. This lake has the biggest dam in Europe; the result is a landscape of unique beauty. Unfortunately, at the bed of the lake significant monuments have been buried
• Make a trip to the Pantavrechei gorge by the Krikellopotamos river, near the village of Roska. The spectacle of falling waters from this height is unique, however the site is not that easily accessible
• Drop by Coryschades, a traditional village settlement near the town of Karpenissi. In the village’s school, the first “Mountain Government” (a 1940s Political Committee of National Liberation) was established. Nowadays, the school has been converted into a Greek Resistance Museum
Perfecture of EVRYTANIA
Region of Sterea Ellada Capital town: Karpenissi Area: Population:
The most mountainous area in Greece –Evrytania- boasts a magical and untrodden nature, as well as traditional settlements that transport us back in time, and awaits visitors! The capital city of Karpenissi is built at 1000 meters above sea level, on the mountain of Velouhi.
Evrytania is an ideal location for all-year-long getaways. In the wintertime, the focal point of these getaways is the Ski Centre of Velouhi. To the west, the artificial lake of Kremasta comprises a landscape where water “mingles” with the wooden mountains of Evrytania.
High-rise mountain ranges make up the bold terrain of Evrytania, such as Tymfristos, Kaliakouda, Helidona, and to the north the well-known Agrafa Mountains. Through them flow, sometimes headily, the rivers of Aheloos, Trikeriotis, Karpenisiotis, Krikeliotis and Tavropos.
Indications from the scant findings in Evrytania place human presence probably around 5000 BC. The area was inhabited, until the descent of the Dorians, four Aitolian tribes. In 279 BC, the area was completely destroyed by Gaul invaders.
The bold terrain of Evrytania has attributed to the isolation of the area and to the time lag of many historical events. In the Byzantine Era there aren’t any noteworthy facts cited. During the Ottoman rule, the mountains of Agrafa constituted a cradle of independence.
• Prefecture of Evrytania: 2237080220, 2237080208-9