Visit Evia, the second largest Greek island connected to the mainland by a suspension bridge over the Straits of Euripus. It has stunning pine forests with monasteries and small villages scattered throughout.
Historic sites, museums and sandy beaches are just a few of the delights on offer. A land of beauty and discovery awaits you when you visit Evia.
Chalkida is the main town with a Mosque dating back to the Ottoman period. The Cultural Museum houses artifacts from ages past and has displays of ceramics, jewellery and classic coins.
The new Evripos Bridge connects Evia to the mainland. But, many people come to stand at the old bridge and watch the strange behaviour of the water below. This changes direction every six hours and the phenomenon is due to the difference in sea levels between the south and north of the gulf.
The promenade is a nice place to stroll and enjoy a drink and tasty food in one of the cafes and restaurants.
There are many interesting places to see when you visit Evia. Drimonas has three waterfalls creating two small lakes. Surrounded by a forest that contains a wide variety of flora including rare black pines, this is a site rich in biodiversity.
There is a playground and picnic area so it is perfect to families. Nearby is the petrified forest and the Museum of Petrified Mammals of Kerasia. This holds a unique collection of mammals, invertebrates and fossils.
Edipsos Springs is another charming place to visit. Dating from ancient times, the waters are famed for having healing properties and you can immerse yourself whilst admiring the period architecture and old baths designed by Ernst Ziller.
Visit Evia and you will undoubtedly want to go to the beach. There are at least eight beaches with a choice of quiet seclusion or a busy beach with lots of facilities and water sports.
For stunning turquoise clear waters you can’t beat Chiliadou. This beach is rarely busy and is long enough to accommodate everyone whether you prefer to be close to tavernas and bars or want a quiet secluded spot.
Agia Anna Beach has golden sands and many visitors so there are tourist shops and bars close by.
Nearby is a camping site in the forest which is popular for anyone wanting budget accommodation.
These are just two of the beautiful beaches on Evia.
Visit Evia and enjoy relaxing beaches, historic monuments and interesting sites on one of the most popular islands in Greece.