Panachaiko

Panachaiko, one of the highest Greek roads

Panachaiko is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.743m (5,718ft) above the sea level, located in Achaea, southern Greece. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

The road to the summit, located in Achaea region, east of Patras, on Peloponnese's northern part, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. The summit is also known as Vodias. It’s home to the country's largest wind farm, with 40 generators, which opened in 2006, and two communications stations. Expect fog and snow in winters.
The road is usually impassable in winters. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. Expect a trail pretty steep. There are many excellent photo opportunities. Don't forget your camera with lots of film/memory, fully charged batteries and an empty memory card! Standing on its peaks, one can enjoy a view of Patras and the gulf of Patras, the rest of Peloponnese’s mountains as well as the mountains of mainland Greece.
Pic: By Koliri at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61090968

 

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.