Located a few miles from Karpenisi, the village of Voutiro or Voutyro holds a special name. At an altitude of 820 meters, the village’s name means “Butter” in Greek. It is unknown whether or not there is a direct reference of this high-quality local product and the name. But the coincidence is great. According to a different etymology, Voutiro means something that we should look at. Just like a local would advise you as a traveler to “Look up there!”, as you are getting closer to the village. Even if we are intrigued by the ambiguity of its name, this is not the only thing that has impressed us in this village.
Voutiro boasts a wonderful record, among others. It has been ranked by UNESCO among the top 5 environmentally clean places in the entire world. This is definitely an impressive recognition, don’t you think so? Well, it seems that time has stood still in this very unique village. There are approximately 150 inhabitants and life is absolutely relaxing. The locals treasure their sense of serenity and respect nature, as well as the picturesque surroundings. The stone houses and verdant neighborhoods make for an exceptional canvas. There is certainly authenticity 100% in this village, which is found so close to Karpenisi yet maintains its very own character.
On top of the hill, there is the Byzantine church of Agia Paraskevi. The view from up there is idyllic. Have a taste of the traditional recipes and enjoy simple life, undisturbed tranquility and unspoiled nature. This is probably everything you should ask for, in order to recharge your batteries and leave that cement jungle behind. Greek mainland is home to some of the finest, loveliest villages and Voutiro is a typical example. Schedule your explorations in Evritania region, staying here at least for a few days. You will be well compensated for your choice!