On the last weekend of August we had a quick getaway from the city, to make amends for our ruined summer vacation. The weather was not what you would call optimal for a swim at the sea so we
Karpenisi is in a region of Evrytania in western Greece, near the peak of Mt. Tymfristos (Mt. Velouhi, as it is locally called). It was a nice trip to get there, a little long . But then , the mountain was covered in an amazing forest, rivers and streams running through it , so we could not complain much about the curvy road once we arrived.
The town itself is a really pretty town, not as small as we first thought it was. It's built ￼on the slope of the mountain, so all the roads go uphill or downhill .
There are really nice villages to visit nearby and it is recommended to have lunch there, such as Megalo Horio (literally the "Big Village") -a 25 minute drive away- and Koryschades -10 minutes away. At Megalo Horio there is a nice path through the ravine which goes to the "Kefalovryso" (the wellhead) of the stream crossing the village. It was a really nice walk, under tall , green trees with the stream running literally under your feet.
We did not have a chance to go to the "Pada-vrehi" gorge ("always-raining" gorge) because we did not have enough time for the hike. But we definitely have to do it .... see why on this link.
I would recommend listening to any version of "Bushes and Briars" while looking at the pictures on the photo album: