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INTRODUCTION:
The island of Evia, gifted with incredible natural beauty and located at a particularly preferential site, is an ideal tourist resort that combines the insular with mountainous beauty. Additionally, the historical monuments, the traditional settlements, the biotopes and the well-intended inhabitants shall make your visit the Evia a rewarding experience.

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LOCATION:
The island of Evia is located opposite the eastern coasts of the prefectures of Attica and Viotia.
AREA:
3897 sq.km
POPULATION:
208500
CAPITAL:
Halkida
MORPHOLOGY:
Evia bears all the insular features of an island, while at the same time is considered to be a mountainous region. The wooded mountains, the rivers, the verdant gullies, the extended beaches and the spa constitute the unique morphology of the landscape of Evia.
SEASONS:
Due to the multilateral morphology of the island that combines insular and mountainous features, Evia is considered to be an ideal resort for both your summer and your winter vacations.
ATTRACTIONS:
SIGHTS:

The bridge, the church of Agia Paraskevi, the house of Vailos, the fortress Kanithos, the Roman mains, the industrial buildings, the red house and the mansion of Kotsikas and the refugee settlement at Halkida.
The ruins of the Byzantine church of Agios Dimitrios at Agiokambos.
The female monastery of Agios Georgios Ilion and the small traditional village Polilofo at Aedipsos.
The church of Panagitsa, the castle Rizokastro, the vaulted Mycenaean grave, the ruins of the polygonal wall and the buildings Saragia at Aliveri.
The Macedonian grave, the Byzantine church of Panagia, the outdoor theatre and the villages Kallithea, Gimno and Seta at Amarynthos.
The Venetian tower, the female monastery of Agios Haralambos and the male monastery of Panagia of Mantzaris at Avlonari.
The three Frank towers at Vassiliko.
The Venetian castle of Likari as well as the house and the bust of Andreas Miaoulis at Filla.
The tower of the poet Georgios Drossinis, the fortress Paliocastro and the forts at Gouves.
The ancient town, the ruins of the sanctuary of Issida and the unique purple dye house at Eretria.
The Venetian tower, the town hall, the Hellenistic acropolis, the monolithic pillars, trhe sanctuary of Apollo or Hephaestus and the sacred house Drakospito at Karystos.
The ruins of the sunken paleochristian basilica, the female monastery of Agios Nikolaos and the two traditional houses at Limni Evias.
The ancient Kirimthos and the church of Agios Ioannis Theologos at Madoudi.
The tower of Voudouris at Nea Artaki.
The Byzantine castle at Neos Pirgos.
The Venetian tower at Politika.
The medieval tower and the Frank castle of Klisoura at Prokopi.
The Venetian tower and the hermitage of Agia Irini at Rovies.
The Venetian tower and the old churches at Steni Dirfis.
The castle Armena and the houses Drakospita at Styra.
The Venetian tower at Psahna.
The marble bull, the ruins of the Venetian castle and the traditional houses at Orei.

MUSEUMS:

The archaeological, the cultural and the Byzantine museums as well as the library, the historical archive and the municipal picture gallery at Halkida.
The cultural museum at Agia Anna.
The archaeological collection at Aedipsos.
The archaeological and the cultural collections as well as the museum of the hunting club at Istiea.
The archaeological museum at Karystos.
The cultural museum at Kymi.
The historical cultural museum and the hydrobiology museum at Limni Evias.
The libraries at Lihada and Madoudi.
The archaeological collection at Orei.

NATURE:

The forest at Agiokambos.
The cave of Syllas and the pine wood at Aedipsos.
The biotope Dystos at Aliveri.
The region Psaropouli at Vassilika.
The forest of Agios Nikolaos at Istiea.
The region Honeftiko at Kymi.
The cave at Lihada.
The canyon Harakas and the region Rias at Nea Styra.
The huge and old sycamore tree at Prokopi.
SPORTS / RECREATION:
If you are a fan of mountain hiking, at the mountain Dirfis, at the region Liri, you shall find the shelter Dirfi.

If you have a boat you can wharf at Halkida, Kymi, Aliveri, Marmari, Karystos or the other ports of the island.
ENTERTAINMENT:
All around the island of Evia you shall find several taverns, cafeterias and bars for your entertainment.
LOCAL EVENTS:
The cultural events Evripia during summer and the celebration of Shrove Monday, at Halkida.
The carnival and the ancient custom Piperia on May the 1st, at Agia Anna.
The cultural events Panselinos during summer and the nautical week at Agioi Apostoli.
The three-day commercial festival of Agia Marina on 16 18 of July at Aliveri.
The three-day commercial festival of Agios Ioannis on 27 29 of August at Amarynthos.
The cultural events during July at Vassilika.
The cultural events during July and August, the carnival, the celebration of Shrove Monday and the treasure hunt at Easter, at
Eretria.
The carnival, the wine festival during August and September and the theatrical performances on summer at Karystos.
The fires for Agios Ioannis on June the 24th at Kymi.
The cultural events Elimnia during August at Limni Evias.
The cultural events during August at Marmari.
The nautical week at Pefki.
The ancient custom Piperia on May the 1st, at Rovies.
The festival of the squid during July and the bazaar during August at Stropones.
The cultural events Messapia during July, the carnival and the resuscitation of the traditional wedding of Psahna, at Psahna.
LOCAL PRODUCTS:
At the island of Evia you can buy oil and olives from Agiokambos, Amarynthos, Istiea, Pefki, Rovies and Agia Anna, wines from Lihada and Gialtra, figs, baklavas, nougats, must-jelly and walnuts from Kymi.
MAJOR TOWNS / CITIES / VILLAGES
Halkida
Halkida is the capital of the island of Evia and it is considered to be the administrative, commercial, industrial and intellectual center of the prefecture. Halkida, a magical town of unrivaled nobility shall definitely win you over, especially with the famous tidal phenomenon that makes the town unique.

Aedipsos
Aedipsos is one of the most renowned spa regions of Greece. The magnificent natural landscape in combination with the superb archaeological findings that embellish this settlement shall amaze you.

Karystos
Karystos is one of the most beautiful and historical towns of the island of Evia, outspread at the cove of the homonymous gulf. The natural port, the fine street planning, the wonderful squares and the verdant sites render Karystos an ideal tourist resort.

Kymi
The town of Kymi, built amphitheatrically, is a beautiful and verdant region that offers an unparalleled view to the infinite ocean. The special architectural order of the stone built houses, the churches, the stone paved streets and the spacious central square render the town of Kymi a traditional and picturesque settlement.

Styra
Styra is a traditional village, built amphitheatrically on a verdurous landscape of unique beauty. Famous from the past for the marble quarries and the purple shells, the village of Styra is an ideal resort for serene and peaceful vacations.

Limni Evias
Limni Evias, built amphitheatrically on a natural small port, is one of the most beautiful towns of the island of Evia. The magnificent settlement, apart from the superb sandy beaches and the crystal clear waters, is also throbbing with lush verdure and scenic sites.

TRANSPORTATION:
BY FERRY:
From the port of Rafina there are ferry itineraries to the town of Karystos and Marmari and from Agia Marina Limikou there are ferry itineraries to the town of Nea Styra and Almyropotamos, all through the year. Additionally, from Arkitsa there are ferry itineraries to the town of to Aedipsos and from Glifa Limikou there are ferry itineraries to the town of Agiokambos, all through the year. From Oropos there are ferry itineraries to the town of Eretria while there are also speedboat itineraries that connect the port of Rafina and Agios Konstantinos with several towns of the island of Evia all through the year. Evia is also connected with Sporades, Cyclades, Sterea, Thessalia and Magnesia.

Information:

Port authority of Rafina: +30 (22940) 22487
Anchorage of Agia Marina: +30 (22940) 63491
Port authority of Nea Styra: +30 (22240) 41266
Port station of Arkitsa: +30 (22330) 91290
Port station of Orei: +30 (22260) 71228
Port authority of Kymi: +30 (22220) 22606
Port authority of Eretria: +30 (22290) 62201
Port authority of Agios Konstantinos: +30 (22350) 31759

BY TRAIN:
From Piraeus Athens to the town of Halkida at the island of Evia there are train itineraries all through the year. Halkida is also connected with Viotia and Attica.

Information:
Train station of Halkida: +30 (22210) 22386
Train station of Athens: +30 (210) 5297777

BY BUS:
From Athens to the island of Evia there are daily bus itineraries that visit the major towns of the island all through the year. From Thessalonica there are bus itineraries to the town of Halkida and Aedipsos.

Information:
Bus station of Evia: +30 (22210) 22640
Bus station of Athens: +30 (210) 8317153

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
Police department of Halkida: +30 (22210) 87000
Tourist police of Halkida: +30 (22210) 77777
Traffic police of Halkida: +30 (22210) 22513
Municipality of Halkida: +30 (22210) 22314
Taxi station of Halkida: +30 (22210) 22204
Bus station of Evia: +30 (22210) 22640
Bus station of Athens: +30 (210) 8317153
Train station of Halkida: +30 (22210) 22386
Train station of Athens: +30 (210) 5297777
Port authority of Rafina: +30 (22940) 22487
Anchorage of Agia Marina: +30 (22940) 63491
Port authority of Nea Styra: +30 (22240) 41266
Port station of Arkitsa: +30 (22330) 91290
Port station of Orei: +30 (22260) 71228
Port authority of Kymi: +30 (22220) 22606
Port authority of Eretria: +30 (22290) 62201
Port authority of Agios Konstantinos: +30 (22350) 31759

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