Mount Timfristos

Mount Timfristos

Mount Timfristos, also known as Mount Velouchi, is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.862m (6,108ft) above the sea level located in the heart of Central Greece, in the Pindus mountain range.

The road to the summit is paved but pretty steep. Starting from Karpenisi, a town in the regional unit of Evrytania at 981m above the sea level, the ascent is 10.2km long with 9 hairpin turns. Over this distance the elevation gain is 881 meters. The average gradient is 8,63%. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. The pass belongs to the Pindus mountain range. Located between the prefectures of Eurytania and Phthiotis, at the summit there’s a populated ski resort inaugurated in 1974, where several ski-lifts and a number of beginners slopes as well as for advanced skiers exist.

A gravel road located west the pass climbs up to 2.192m (7,191ft) above the sea level to the true summit. It’s a chairlift access road. Only 4x4. Impassable from November to June. From the summit you can see the mountains of central Greece, with Vardousia and Kaliakouda to the south and Panetoliko and Chelidona to the southwest. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

 

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