Karpenisi (Greek: Καρπενήσι - Karpenísi), also Karpenissi, older forms: Karpenisio, Karpenissio, Karpenision and Karpenission is a city in central Greece. It is the capital of the prefecture Evrytania. Levadia is located 130 NW of Athens, NE of Agrinio, south of Trikala and Karditsa and west of Lamia. Livadeia is linked with GR-38 and is nearly in the middle of the route. The area around Karpenisi are mountainous while farmlands are mainly in valley areas. Karpenisi's industry are urban and rural in the outskirts. Agriculture today dominates the outskirts.
Karpenisi is situated in a valley area of the Voutyros River, a tributary of the Achelous and the Megdova Rivers. Mount Tymfristos lies to the north elevating at nearly 2315 m. Another mountain dominates the south. Karpenisi has a skiing resort and a hotel including the "Montana Club".
Karpenisi, Satellite image
Karpenisi Google Earth
Karpenisi Ski Resort Google Earth
Division of the municipality
Agios Andreas is a mountain village (alt. c. 1000 m) c. 8km from Karpenisi
Agios Nikolaos is a mountain village (alt. c. 1020 m), in the past it was a community called Laspi before it was renamed to Agios Nikolaos as the synonymous church in the village. Agios Nikolaos is c. 9 km from Karpenisi.
Gorianades is a mountain village (alt. c. 840 m) c. 4 km from Karpenisi.
Kallithea is a settlement 4 km from Karpenisi (alt. c. 950 m). In the past it was known as Miara
Koryschades is a mountain village (alt. c. 960 m) c. 6 km from Karpenisi. The name is possible derived from Korys (κόρυς), an ancient Greek name for "Helmet".
Myriki is a mountain village (alt. c. 1100 m), c. 7 km from Karpenisi. In the past it was known as Mikro Kastraki and Myrisi before it was renamed to Myriki
Paparousi (old Form Paparousion) is a mountain village (alt. c. 660 m), 24 km from Karpenisi.
Pavlopoulo (or Pavlopoulon) is a mountain village (alt. c. 780 m), 24 km from Karpenisi.
Stefani (older Form Stefanion) is a mountain village (alt. c. 950 m), 15 km from Karpenisi. In the past Stefani was known as Goliani.
Voutyro is a mountain village (alt. c. 820 m) 9 km from Karpenisi.
Karpenisi has schools, lyceums or middle schools, gymnasia or high schools, churches, post offices, banks and squares (plateies).
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Zacharias Papantoniou (1877 Karpenisi – 1.2.1940 Athens), author , poet