TRAVEL TO KARPENISSI
There are several ways to arrive to Karpenissi. Here we will shortly explain the most popular ones.
Both main Greek airports are approximately the same distance from Karpenissi.
- Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”. The Athletic Center of Karpenissi is 298 Km away, or 3 hours and 20 minutes of mostly highway drive. Driving to the city of Lamia will be exclusively on highway and from there follows a local road of 65km up the mountain. The road has quite a few turns but the surface quality is very good.
- Thessaloniki International Airport “Makedonia”. The distance from this airport is 349 Km and it should take around 4 hours depending in the traffic of Thessaloniki. Again the direction is the city of Lamia and from there follows the road to Karpenissi up the mountain.
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The most convenient way for those using the ferry is to use the line Ancona (IT) – Igoumenitsa, or Venezia (IT) – Igoumenitsa. Usually the Trip from Ancona is about 16 hours of very comfortable trip on really big ferries. From Venezia the trip duration is about 26 hours. Once arrived at Igoumenitsa port then follows a 282 km drive, which will take around 4 hours. Ferry from Bari is about 9 hours.
When you travel from Igoumenitsa to Karpenisi, please take care to use the northern route. The shortest route maps tells you is not very comfortable and no option for campers and cars with trailers.
- Through Slovenia – Croatia – Serbia – North Macedonia. The whole way is on highway and from the moment you reach the borders of North Macedonia with Greece, at Evzones, then follows a 360 km drive, which is more or less described above. All the way to Lamia city is highway and then the last 65 km is the mountain road to Karpenissi.
- Through Bulgaria. The entrance point from Bulgaria should be the Promachon borders. From there follows a 425 km drive which will take you first to Thessaloniki and from there to Lamia and finally Karpenissi.