Agios Nikolaos

Live your own fairy tale in the village which, according to legend, is where the fairies live. Its legendary beauty stands just 7 km away from Karpenissi. 

The traditional village lies in an embrace of firs, chestnuts, walnuts and plane trees and is built amphitheatrically at an altitude of 1020 m. on Neraidovouni, which translates as “Fairy Mountain”.

It is the first village to welcome you as you enter the prefecture, on the road to Karpenissi, and also the village that introduces you to the magical atmosphere of this place. A worthy ambassador of the area and an ideal starting point for discovering a unique world; a true reminder that whatever comes next will dreamy, at the very least.

 In winter, Agios Nikolaos is like an alpine landscape. It is always in white, as it features the highest rate of snowfalls of all settlements in Evritania.  Accommodation is provided in the form of many traditional guest-houses, that will introduce you to the secrets of the area.

In the old days, the village was called Laspi (i.e. “Mud”), due to the peculiarity of its soil, which is very thick and became muddy after rain. Its current name is that of the namesake church of its central square, which was built in 1881 on the foundations of an earlier church.

A visit to Agia Paraskevi chapel, with the cold water springs, is a must-do.