Kyparissi road

Kyparissi Road, one of the most frightening drives in Greece

Kiparissi Road is a terrible road with a length of 13,6km located in Kyparissi, a small town in Laconia, part of the region of Peloponnese. This extreme narrow road is one of the most frightening drives in the country.

This small coastal village was a favorite destination of George Bush, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The road includes some steep sections, without market central lines, is very narrow, scarcely wide enough for two cars to pass at the same time and there are no protections or guard rails along some parts of the route. This road hugs the mountainside for several miles, just wide enough for two cars to pass in most places. This road and the lack of a boat have kept Kyparissi as unspoiled as a Greek coastal village can be.

The surface of the road is asphalted. On this road there is a small Byzantine church right at the opening to the sea where youcan stop and take a break, gather your courage, say a prayer and then continue for the last harrowing twenty minutes. This stretch of road should not be attempted by novice drivers. The road includes several hairpin turns. It starts in Kyparissi, a small village. It’s said to be one of the most beautiful villages of the country. George W Bush, Prince Charles and Princess Diana spent some holidays in this tiny village. It ends in the hill village of Pistamata, in northern Monemvasia municipality.