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The Switzerland of Greece!


Do you think you know all the corners of Greece? You are making a huge mistake because you still have a lot to discover. Of course, we will help you with this.
Wave Travel travels to the enchanting Evrytania and Karpenissi, its capital. Landscape sculpted by nature and God!

Evrytania is one of the 7 prefectures of Central Greece. It is the most mountainous prefecture of Greece.The prefecture of Evrytania, immersed in fir trees, has many landscapes of incomparable natural beauty and is an ideal destination for nature and sports lovers, but also for those looking for quiet holidays, rest and fresh air. The green slopes in the summer, and the alpine landscape in the winter compose an enchanting scene. The traditional town of Karpenisi, the ski center of Velouchi, the artificial lake of Kremasto and the area of Agrafa attract the attention of visitors.

Its capital is Karpenissi. Amongst the firs, pines and chestnuts, it is one of the most beautiful and picturesque Greek towns. In the area there are hotels, traditional guesthouses and rooms for rent for your stay, as well as cafes, taverns, restaurants and bar for your entertainment.

The surrounding area offers many interesting options for alternative tourism such as mountaineering, hiking, archery, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, horse riding and other activities. There are excellent routes that can be done passing through beautiful, picturesque villages of Evrytania, by 4x4 jeep, by bike or on foot.

Close to the town of Karpenissi and at a distance of a few kilometers, the visitor has the opportunity to discover picturesque villages and beautiful, verdant areas. Some beautiful villages in the area are: Agios Nikolaos, Myriki, Koryschades, Voutyro, Agios Andreas and others.


-Karpenisi Travel.gr

For naturalists who want to "worship" landscapes of unparalleled natural beauty. For those for whom escapism means luxurious accommodation in hotels with scrolls. For the lovers of good food, which will be tasted in the villages around Karpenisi, from spoon sweets, which are produced everywhere, to delicious cured meats, tasty cheeses and of course, great stews in traditional taverns.

It is also worth knowing that Karpenisi is considered and is one of the best and healthiest resorts in the world, with zero pollution according to Unesco global research. Here, the mountains never end. Rare landscapes of the country that take your breath away from the beauty. A wild place and captivating. Canyons made by waterfalls, lakes and rivers with gurgling waters that "wound" the unique land excitingly. Evrytania, beautiful and relatively unspoiled by the tourist hubbub.

-Gorge "It always rains"

The local character and authenticity of the products are comparative advantages for Karpenissi. The region is rich in local products that not only reflect the culinary identity of the place, but are completely intertwined with its cultural history, helping to create an unforgettable experience for the visitor.

You will taste river trout in the tavernas next to the Karpenisiotis river. But also traditional pies made from handmade foil and a variety of fillings, with prosciutto and sausage standing out. The region stands out for its cured meats and its prosciutto is famous.You will find that the local cuisine includes many dishes with mushrooms, as the forests are rich with them.
Οf course there is no lack of activities from this place!! Those of you who are looking for activities in nature, here you will find justification. Winter sports, hiking, skiing, rafting, canyoning, cycling, horse riding are some of what you can indulge in. You can also indulge in canoe-kayaking, letting Kremaston Lake reveal its secrets to you, or descend the canyons and waterfalls of the area. For the more daring, there is a club for paragliding or parapente in Karpenisi. You will also find specially designed areas with instructors to learn archery. Of course, you should not miss visiting the Velouchi Ski Center, one of the largest and most impressive ski centers in Greece, with 5 lifts and 18 slopes.

-Velouchi Ski Center
-Kayak,Taurus River


The picturesque village that has linked its name to the Monastery of Prousos, although it lives in the shadow of the monastery, has other graces to show. It is located in the southwestern part of Evrytania between Mount Panaitoliko and the rivers Krikellopotamos and Trikerioti. The famous Evrytania prosciutto is also produced here.
You will see 7 white marble marks on the rock, called "Footprints of the Virgin Mary" and are said to be the footprints left by the Virgin Mary on her way to Proussos. The little church there is full of all kinds of tributes. Where the Virgin "stopped walking".

-Fidakia village
-Prossos Monastery

Megalo Chorio

Megalo Chorio is the main village of the area and is located 14 km south of Karpenissi. Nested on the slopes of Mount Kaliakouda, it is amphitheatrically built. Leave your car on the outskirts of the village and follow the trail on foot. Walk the cobbled streets of the village and its picturesque alleys and admire the well-preserved stone mansions in your way. Look for the watch and window-shop at the various folk art shops, offering handicraft made of ecological and recyclable materials.
Remember to visit the Folklore Museum, featuring rich exhibits of local lifestyle. Enjoy your coffee at the village square and watch the sunset behind Helidona and the green valley that stretches before it.


It is a small settlement of great charm that is appealing to everyone. Maintaining a lower profile compared to the more famous names around it, the village of Fidakia (i.e. “Small snakes”) is a verdant settlement built at an altitude of 960 meters, overlooking Lake Kremasta. Like a well-kept secret, it takes some effort to reach its enchanting world, as it is only accessed after crossing the forest and driving along the serpentine road.