Kastania is a high mountain town at an elevation of 1.030m (3,379ft) above the sea level located in Evrytania, part of the region of Central Greece.
The road to the town is just extreme. It’s one of the most dangerous roads of the country. It’s 6.6 km long, gravel, rocky, and the surface on this road is often loose, especially along the sides of the road. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Your wheels will be astounded at the wonderful views of the mountains spread out before you! They are terrible for drivers who are prone to vertigo.
4x4 vehicle required. In many places the narrow road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. The road to climb up to the town is extremely steep, with 23 hairpin turns. Don’t stuff your belly too much. Eventually, you might feel vomiting temptations while climbing circuitous roads at higher altitudes. The wildest part of the road starts beyond the 1st kilometer. The ascent is 5,6km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 590 meters. The average percentage is 10,53% with sections up to 15%.
Pic&video: Bas Brand