Evrytania Prefecture
Capital: Karpenisi
Population: 32.053 (2001)
Distance from Athens: 291 km.

Evritania prefecture is situated in an overgrown area, full of fir trees. It belongs to Sterea Ellada and it borders with the prefectures of Etoloakarnania, Karditsa and Fthiotida. Evritania's capital is Karpenisi which is built on the south slopes of Velouchi Mountain at an altitude of 1000m. and a bright green area with fir trees, pine trees and chestnut trees.

Karpenisi is an appropriate destination not only for action and adventure of extreme sports but for relaxation and rest too. There you will find a great number of monasteries, churches, Byzantine monuments, museums, stone bridges, picturesque small taverns, traditional hostels, luxurious hotels, extreme sports (www.active.com.gr) and ski facilities and majestic landscapes of unique natural beauty.

In Karpenisi there is also an organized ski centre, located at Velouchi Mountain. It offers seven lifts, twelve tracks, ski school, ski equipment for sell and for rent, bar and restaurant. At the winter time period at the ski center of karpenisi they arev organized many competitions and shows of ski, snowboard and snowmobile.

Near the town of Karpenisi, in a distance of a few kilometers, the visitor has the capability to discover picturesque villages and exquisite, overgrown areas. Some of these villages are Agios Nikolaos, Miriki, Korischades, Voutiro, Agios Andreas etc.

You should visit the museums:

There you will find Konstantinos and Alexandros Tsatsos' personal things and also many important historical maps.

The Museum plays host to traditional costumes, household items and artistic creations. It is 14 kilometers away from Karpenissi.

It is a school building, which has been declared a landmark monument and an exhibition of the photographs of the National Resistance photographer, Spyros Meletzis.

The old school of the village hosts the Museum of Palio Mikro Chorio and allocates 3 rooms. The Museum offers rare photographic material of the village's landslide in 1963, photo material and exhibits about the resistance, part of a print shop that used to be there, traditional costumes, as well as ancient exhibits, ceramics, a library etc. It is 16 kilometers away from Karpenissi.

It is an interesting museum in the Monastery with many historical and religious exhibits, such as books from the 15 th and 16 th centuries, manuscript codices, a sword from 1821 that may have belonged to Karaiskakis, as well as many vestments.

You can also visit the Museum of Viniani , the Museum of Tatarna Monastery, the Folklore and Historical Museum of Domnitsa, the Folklore Musuem of Saint Triada and the Folklore Museum of Granitsa.