Lapata

Lapata

Lapata is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.964m (6,443ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Trikala in Greece. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Located in the central part of the Pindus mountain range, the road to the summit, also known as Loupáta, is gravel. 4x4 vehicle required. The road is very exposed. It’s narrow with some steep parts. It’s usually impassable from November to May. It is an area with rather difficult access and that’s why it’s mostly undiscovered by a lot of people. Starting from the village of Kallithea, the ascent is 7.4 km long, via several sharp hairpin turns. The elevation gain is 700 meters. The average gradient is 9.45%. The steepest part of the road is near the end, with 3 sharp hairpin turns.