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AGRAFA


This description provides information of ancient sites, seaside resorts, churches, monasteries, landscapes and small towns and villages. Additional details can be found in various books printed on Greece, such as the 'Blue Guide to Greece.' The names of places conform to the accented Greek pronounciation which would be the one a traveller would face upon a potential visit.

For a general map of Agrafa, click here!(40K).

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PATIOPOULO
A nice village that leads into the road approaching the Agrafa region from the West. The road from this place on is gravel and can be very dangerous in the winter. Be careful. Also, the road climbs steadily until it reaches Perdikaki (see below) behind the mountain range. The edge of the road is very dangerous and unmarked. The view however is superb!


EMPESSOS
A village with an intersection of the main road between the Agrafa region and Agrinio town (to the South). To go to Agrafa you take the road towards Perdikaki.


PERDIKAKI
A very nice small village, built on the side of the Valtou mountain range and a great vista point (right after the village).


VROUVIANA
A small village right before the lake of Kremastón, a huge lake with fresh water located in-between many mountain passes, stocked with fish, artificially created more than 20 years ago, and which helps the operation of a hydroelectric dam in the South.


TOPOLIANA
A very nice small town, on the side of a hill, right after passing a small bridge over the lake of Kremastón. Topóliana is famous for its nice people and tavernas, the best of which is in evidence in the main square (it is a very small square however!). Here you get Pita souvlaki for DRA 250! The owners (from Athens) also supply honey from their beehives and locally made feta cheese (ask them for it).

Further down, after another river crossing there is a place to camp on the river bank on the left. During the night there are thousands of frogs croaking away, as well as snakes, but dont let that scare you; it is nature after all.
VOLPI
Another nice village with a couple of nice tavernas. If you stop for food here, ask to have some of their food stock (they make large quantities to serve to strangers - you pay for it, but it is really homemade!). They will gladly oblige. Remember to leave some sort of present for the kids (a ball will keep them happy for a long time!


AGRAFA
The main village of the Agrafa region and a great base to explore the area. There is no accommodation here but camping is allowed on the outskirts of town or behind the church.


MAVROMATA
The village used as a scaling point of the Kópsi mountain range to the North. from its peak you get a very nice view of the whole Agrafa area and one realises how remote this area must have been for the occupying armies of past epochs.


FRANGISTA
A town that is found on the side of a mountain with a synonymous town on the opposite mountain (which looks poorer however). Frangista is on the main road between Agrinio and Karpenísi, the main town of the area. There is a small hotel here and a plethora of tavernas, some of which offer wonderful kokorétsi (entrails cooked enclosed by intestines over a spit).


HORIO (MIKRO and MEGA)
Two towns, 5 km apart, which both have wonderful monasteries. They are found about 34 kilometers (20 miles) South of the Agrinio-Karpenísi road.


KARPENISI
The main town of the whole area and the capital of the Agrafa region. Situated in a valley, about 1000 meters up (3000 feet) it is near a ski resort and has many hotels.

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Helvetia, 0237/ 22465
Lecadin, 0237/ 22131
Panelinion, 0237/ 22330


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