Eretria Travel Guide

  • The coast of Eretria
    The coast of Eretria
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  • The beach promenade with restaurants
    The beach promenade with restaurants
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  • Eretria as seen from the ferry
    Eretria as seen from the ferry
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Eretria Things to Do

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    The Ancient Ruins 1 more image

    by greekcypriot Updated Jun 20, 2010

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    The Museum of Eretria is one of the most important archaeological museums in Greece , and presents findings from various eras. The sculptures of the temple of Dafnephoros Apollo possesse a distinguished place , and especially the cluster of Thisea with the amazon Antiopi. The Museum is located adjacent to the site, which helps to better understand the exhibits. The building belongs to the Greek state and its expansion to a second great hall was funded by the Swiss Archaeological School.

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    by mindcrime Written Aug 17, 2008

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    The house of Konstantinos Kanaris is a typical neoclasica house of the 19th century. It was built in 1847 and Kanaris lived here in 1864 just after Psara island was destroyed during the greek war of Independence(1821-1829). In 1824 many refuggess from Psara arrived at Eretria. The building is saved it’s a private property but the authorites try now to save it from collapse and to include it a inheritance building.

    Kanaris (1793-1877) became famous during the war as a leader of a fire ship among other seamen of Psara island that joined the revolution on April 10, 1821 against the Otomam ships. He had many victories against Otomans but Psara destroyed on June 21, 1824 and many people died. Kanaris became a politician after the end of the war, first as a minister and later as a Prime Minister. He always honored as a hero at the greek history books I’ve read at school.

    Opposite the archeological museum I saw a small monument dedicated to Kanaris.

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    by mindcrime Written Aug 17, 2008

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    Time to walk among the ruins! The ancient theatre was built in 326BC, the romans destroyed the area and it was built again with much cheaper materials. The truth is that I spend more time reading the signs in front of the ruins than looking at them because otherwise they’d look just stones to me. Eretria was a famous and wealthy city of the ancient Greece. During the 8th BC century Eretria fought against Chalkis and in 500BC destroyed by the Persian leader Artafertis because Eretria was supporting the Minor Eastern Ionian Cities against the Persians. The Romans destroyed the city for one more tim in 198BC so there’s no surprise why most of the building are just ruins on the grass! :)

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    • Archeology

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Eretria Transportation

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    Central Bus station (KTEL)

    by greekcypriot Written Jun 20, 2010

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    There are many bus lines from Athens to Chalkida departing from the Central Bus Station in central Athens. Change in Chalkida Bus Station to South Evia.
    By car, take the highway "Athina - Lamia" and then drive to the exit for Chalkida. Once in Chalkida take direction for South Evia.

    Bus station (Ktel) in Athens: 210 8317153 and 210 8317 163

    Chalkida stations: 22210 20400

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    The Ferry from Oropos to Eretria

    by greekcypriot Written Jun 20, 2010

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    By ferry-boat :
    There are frequent connections between Skala Oropou and Eretria.
    To get to Skala Oropou, take the bus at the "Plateia Aegyptou" in Athens or by car take the highway "Athina - Lamia" and then drive to the exit Oropos / Eretria.

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    the ferry at the port of Eretria

    by mindcrime Written Aug 17, 2008

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    Eretria is about 100 kilometers away from Athens, in a natural harbor of SW part of Evia island just opposite Attica prefecture.

    You can drive through Chalkis and cross the bridge to Evia or you can drive to Skala Oropou(45km away from Athens) and take the ferry to Eretria. There is a boat every 30’ from 6 o clock in the morning till about midnight. The journey lasts 20’ and the cost is 2 euro per person and 10 euro for the car.

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Eretria Off The Beaten Path

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    by greekcypriot Updated Jun 20, 2010

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    Upon reaching Eretria by the ferry you will see the very popular "Dream island"
    It is a very small islet where you can even walk to it by a narrow passage and a small bridge.
    Spend your day there and have fun. There is a restaurant and a Cafeteria on the island too.

    In the past we used to pay an entrance fee something like a few euros probably 2 euros, and with the receipt we could show it to the restaurant found there and have either a cup of coffee or a soft drink.

    It has some bungalows now and the municipality is in charge of the rooms to be let.

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Eretria Favorites

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    A statue at the beach promenade

    by greekcypriot Written Jun 20, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Town Hall: 22290 62207

    Police: 22290 64888

    Port : 22290 62201

    Bus Station: 22290 61602

    Telecom OTE: 22290 60399

    Post : 22290 62333

    Fondest memory: A very interesting beach town, with ancient history and a beautiful museum, worth visiting.

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