Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon Best in Greece 2020

Our activities tour at the Karpenisi area continues. After doing the Via Ferrata canyon, we visited the famous Panta Vrexei canyon (or Panta Vrehei).

We have heard lots of things about the beauty of this canyon, but the reality was much better (as always in Greece).

This is a canyon where you can cross it after the end of May. Karpenisi receives lots of rain. You can tell that by seeing how green everything is there.

Thick forests cover all mountains of the area. In summer everything is splashing green.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon
At one of the entry points

Panta Vrexei canyon is mostly famous for a specific part where water falling from high, creates small to big waterfalls. Yet, the whole canyon is incredible.

At some places, due to the height of the canyon walls, it looks like it is raining.

Add the height of water pouring down, along with the fact that the area has lots of rivers and such, and you have: Panta Vrexei. This phrase means “It Always Rains.”

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon
Discussing some details

Our guide, through the canyon, was Yiannis from Trekking Hellas Evrytania division. In our team was Sofia Flegka from Lecadin Hotel, Karpenisi.

Let’s freshen up.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon
Getting a bit wet. Water was cold but not freezing
Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

Most of the part of the route is done through the water.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

That is very refreshing, but the water is cold, so -as you see- we are all wearing neoprene wetsuits to protect us from having frozen feet.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

However, the temptation to dive as much as possible was something we easily succumb to.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

Hiking through Panta Vrexei canyon provides lots of scenery changes.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

At every “corner” the whole “picture” changes.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon
Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon
Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

You may think you are valuable and significant but -trust us- walking with these gigantic rocks over your head makes you feel small, but part of nature at the same time.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

People must learn that they are part of nature.

Here Yiannis located a small reptile and explained to us how not harmful this was.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

Yet many people cannot tell the difference, and usually, they attack any reptile as dangerous.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

Here is a waterfall where I was called to stay under it as much as I could. I tried.

I think I didn’t stay for more than 1 minute.

Water was pounding on my head. The cold was tolerable, but cold along with water falling on top of my head with such speed was like frozen bullets trying to cut through.

I carried the feeling back too.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

Feel free to give it a try. Trust me. It is not like a “shower.”

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

Where is Panta Vrexei?

After walking, stopping to admire the environment, and while Yiannis explained to us about the plantation and animals that live inside the canyon, we finally arrived at “the spot.”

We don’t think we could fit the magnificent place in just one frame. It is majestic to even look at it.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

I tried to stand under that waterfall, too—the wrong idea.

Here is Maria sitting just outside the central core of the waterfall. See the “pain”…

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon
Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

She tried different places to stand. I think she found that one comfy enough.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

We spent quite some time there, and then we decided -not quickly- to return to our base.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

Along our way, we learned that this canyon is the ending point for other canyons too.

Some of them receive minimal sun, and the water is freezing, and special wetsuit and equipment are needed.

Apart from the cold water, imagine a cold draft exiting this point.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

The temperature dropped a lot by just entering a couple of meters in that.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

OK, we wouldn’t try that while dressed lightly.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

Somebody is thrilled.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

A different part of our way back.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

And there we were.

Yiannis located another water snake. That was also harmless.

I had never touched a snake before. The feeling was not of either fear or awkwardness.

I looked at this baby snake eyes, and after letting him/her roll around my fingers a bit, it felt like the snake was feeling comfortable too.

You can see the excitement in the eyes of Sofia too.

Karpenisi Panta Vrexei Canyon

We need to tell you that this was another fantastic experience.

Not only because of the beautiful scenery but also because of our co-host’s willingness to communicate the beauty of nature around us.

This is something that people here actually live every day.

There is even a summer camp for kids at the top of one of the mountains (run by Trekking Hellas Evrytania), which has a program full of daily outdoors/adventure activities.

We never heard about such before, and we find it an excellent idea.

We hope you enjoyed this article about our experience there. Stand by for more from this trip, as Karpenisi and Evrytania are not just canyons like Panta Vrexei and Via Ferrata. There is more to experience.

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