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Introducing Karpenisi

Karpenisi, the underrated, attractive capital of the mountainous prefecture of Evritania, lies in the well-wooded foothills of Mt Tymfristos (2312m), or Velouchi, between Lamia and Lake Kremasta. Not surprisingly, given its billing as the ‘Switzerland of Greece’, the town has an alpine-village feel, with chalet-style lodgings, churches and tavernas. Opportunities abound for outdoor activities. For the less action-orientated, driving through the forest to steep villages and monasteries is equally rewarding.