The frightening and dizzying road to Kyparissi in Greece

Kyparissi is a small coastal village hidden in an isolated corner of the Peloponnese, on the northeast coast of Laconia, in Greece. The road to the town is said to be one of the most frightening drives in the country.

Kyparissi road

How do you get to Kyparissi in Greece?

The scenic, dizzying road, with many turns and narrow points, is totally paved and hugs the mountainside for several miles, without protections or guardrails along some parts of the route. If you're afraid of heights, it's probably best to keep your eyes forward. This road, with steep cliffs and lush ravines and the lack of a boat, has kept Kyparissi as unspoiled as a Greek coastal village can be. On the road is a small Byzantine church right at the opening to the sea where you can stop and take a break, gather your courage, say a prayer, and then continue for the last harrowing twenty minutes.

How long is the road to Kyparissi in Greece?

Built in the sixties, the road is 14.6 km (9.07 miles) long, running from Lampokampos to Kyparissi, one of the most beautiful villages in the country. George W. Bush, Prince Charles, and Princess Diana spent some holidays in this tiny village.