Built at an altitude of 1000 metres on the southern slopes of Mt. Timphristos, Karpenissi is the capital and the only urban area of the prefecture of Euritania in the heart of continental Greece. Established around the 11th or 12th century AD, on a location
chosen for its mild climate, it is rich with historical tradition, archaeological sites, religious worship and astounding natural beauty. In 1991, Euritania was proclaimed by UNESCO one of the environmentally cleanest regions world-wide and Europe's cleanest,
also representing the basis for research since it is considered as having zero pollution rate.