Karpenisi “The Invasion of Gauls”

Evritania, in central Greece, is one of the most beautiful regions of the country; lying in sharp relief against the Velouchi mountain, part of the Pindus range. The high mountains, the deep ravines, the rivers, the gorges, the lakes, the bridges, the monasteries and the picture-postcard villages appear like a work of art. Karpenisi the capital of the prefecture has the cleanest air in Europe, is sparsely populated and increasingly is attracting visitors interested in its vast environmental resources. A historical land with churches, Byzantine monuments & museums, a landscape with a natural beauty for all year round.

Detailed Itinerary

Day : 1 - Athens - Koryschades – Megalo Chorio – Karpenissi

Morning departure to Evritania. Our first stop is at Koryschades to see the museum of Greek Resistance. Then heading towards Megalo Chorio to enjoy a traditional sweet and a local drink called, rakomelo. Late afternoon arrive to Karpenissi. Check-in, time at leisure to the capital of Evritania, dinner and overnight.

Day : 2 - Karpenissi (Paleo Mikro Chorio - Prousos Monastery - Trekking M6 – Black cave)

Departure for the historic Paleo Mikro Chorio to visit the folklore museum. Our next stop is at Proussos Monastery, dedicated to Virgin Mary, which is considered to be one of the most important and impressive Christian Orthodox monasteries in Greece. We then take the trekking trail M6 that will take us up to the famous Black Cave. Our experience concludes with a picnic near the river. Arrive to the hotel in the evening, time at leisure, dinner and overnight.

Day : 3 - Karpenissi – Kokkalia – Krikello - Athens

Time at leisure. At 12:00 we head towards the historic Kokkalia where in 279 b.c took place the victorious battle of Greeks against Gauls. The resolution of this battle was determinant for the European history. We continue to Krikello village for a traditional launch with local dishes. Arrival to Athens late in the evening.

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What's Included

  • Transportation with deluxe vehicles
  • Guided visits as per detailed itinerary
  • Admission fees to the visiting places
  • 2 overnights with breakfast at 4 stars hotel
  • 3 traditional meals with ½ lt of wine
  • A traditional sweet and drink at Megalo Chorio
  • Picnic near the river following the trekking of the 2nd day
  • Geo Routes Tour Director
  • Geo Routes Information Material
  • Liability insurance
  • VAT

Duration

3 days cultural journey

Departures

Daily on request
(bookings close 72 hours prior to departure)

Departure Points

  • Your Hotel

Highlights

  • Koryschades war museum
  • Megalo Chorio
  • Karpenisi
  • Paleo Mikro Chorio Folk Museum
  • Proussos Monastery
  • Trekking trail M6
  • Black cave
  • Kokkalia
  • Krikelo

Geo-keys

Trekking Trails
Trekking Trails
Cultural Heritage
Cultural Heritage
Flora & Fauna (Forest and Ocean Life)
Flora & Fauna (Forest and Ocean Life)
History – Archaeology
History – Archaeology
Gastronomy – Agricultural Tourism
Gastronomy – Agricultural Tourism
Places of Religious Interest
Places of Religious Interest
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Tour Pricing

Private Tour 2 pax: 1800.00€ pp
Private Tour 4 pax: 1100.00€ pp
Private Tour 6 pax: 850.00€ pp
Group Tour: from 520.00€ pp

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