25 hairpin turns on the road from Charakopi to Kedros

Located in the Ioannina regional unit, Epirus, in Greece, the Charakopi-Kedros road is not recommended if your passengers are prone to car sickness.

Charakopi-Kedros road

This very exciting drive links the small towns of Charakopi and Kedros. The drive is certainly breathtaking and has a fearsome reputation. The surface of the road is asphalted with some narrow sections. The road is 9.6km long. Expect more than 25 hairpin turns along the way. The road can be closed anytime due to landslides. There are sheer drops virtually along the entire route and enough hairpins to make a whirling dervish dizzy.

Located within the National Park of Tzoumerka, Peristeri and Arachthos Gorge, the drive is pretty steep, with sections up to 10%. The most challenging part of the drive is beyond the Arachthos Potamos river, at 369m above the sea level. Starting from here, the ascent is 6.6km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 487m with an average gradient of 7.37%.