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    NEOS PYRGOS - Northern Evia

    by greekcypriot Written Jul 5, 2014

    Neos Pyrgos is a coastal village just a couple of miles from Edipsos, and about 12 km from OREI.

    The coast on the way to the village is not ideal for swimming as you see in my photos, however there is a nice sandy beach called NISIOTISA unique for swimming and snorkeling. (We came here for a picnic).

    The palm trees by the coast make the bay picturesque and just across there is a small islet with ruins on top. They are the ruins of an old church built during the Frankish period, and also ruins of a castle built during the Ottoman period.

    There are several taverns and cafe bars along the coast by the main road of Edipsos. There are several studios and one or two guest houses out here too.

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    EDIPSOS or (Aidipsos)

    by greekcypriot Updated Jul 4, 2014

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    It is known as the Spa city due to the many natural hot springs found here.

    It is a beautiful place to visit throughout the year, and each season brings with it a beautiful variety of new colours, aromas and scenery. It is easily accessible from all over Greece.
    From Athens, the distance is just 151 km crossing by ferry boat from Akitisa. From the capital of Halkida on Evia, the distance is 171km.

    The port of Edipsos is one of the main channels of arrivals to the island from Central and Northern Greece. The port is one of charm and colours, and is a popular place for both locals and visitors of the island to visit. From the port of Edipsos, there are daily ferries leaving to and from the port of Arkitsa, which is located in the Fthiotida region of Central Greece.

    Hot springs in Edipsos Hot springs in Edipsos
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    PEFKI - Northern Evia (Summer)

    by greekcypriot Updated Jul 3, 2014

    PEFKI is the seaport of Artemision located in the northern part of Evia.

    This place was known from the battle that took place during the Persian Wars in antiquity.

    The village has a pretty long mostly pebbled beach (4 km) with golden sands, several tavernas, café bars and restaurants along the coast. In other words it is a seaside resort with remarkable tourist activity.
    The word "Pefki" in Greek means pines, so the area does combine the deep blue sea with pine forest.

    During the summer months it gets crowded as the destination is popular with locals and foreign tourists as well. -A totally different place in winter.

    Have in mind that if you come here during winter it is way too quiet. There are very few taverns open and a few hotels and studios that time. The campsite in the area remains closed during winter of course.

    The port of Pefki in sumertime Pefki Fishing boats Fishing boats Restaurants and tavernas
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    Kato Ilia

    by nickandchris Updated Jul 3, 2014

    A fellow member, greekcypriot, had mentioned we might like this place and she wasn't wrong.The only thing we didn't like about it was the very narrow waterfront road that had a drop straight onto the beach if you pulled over too far to let traffic pass! Also, we found parking tricky.

    Kato Ilia is the coastal village of Ilia, some ten kilometres north of Rovvies.It is very small but very attractive and has a few rooms to rent and the posh Ilia Mare hotel, which didn't appear to be open on our visit.

    We drove down the access road which placed us on the waterfront about central of the village. Much of it sprawls along the sea front, with more climbing the hill behind.To the west of the beach is qhite a large looking, modern harbour.

    The beach is quite narrow and stony and shingly but what people really visit here for is it's curative hot spring which is piped onto the beach. If you park on the steep road exiting the village back towards the main road, you will pass the spring bubbling up under the road, through a grid.The spring water is too hot to stand under so you have to sit in the shallows of the sea to feel the warmth comfortably.It is all very low key, there aren't even any signs for it, if we hadn't been told about it, we would never have known it existed.

    In early May, there were only a few places open for a drink. We chose a very pretty establishment with bright flowers covering every a vailable space and container. I suspect, had we wanted to eat, it would have been the usual staples of grilled food only.

    We didn't notice a car park or a sign for parking, anywhere.

    Kato Ilia from main road. Thermal waters (very hot!) Kato Ilia Fishing, Kato Ilia Pretty house, Kato Ilia Taverna, Kato Ilia
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    Kimasi Beach

    by nickandchris Updated Jul 2, 2014

    Follow the road from Mandoudi, heading eastwards. You cross a substantial river where you have to stop and look for turtles and listen for frogs The road takes you to Mandoudi Bay and Kimasi beach.The countryside is beautiful, so very rural with fields of crops in every direction.

    We stopped for a picnic on the banks of a river by a bridge where I enjoyed a paddle and listened to the frogs. So peaceful. We then proceeded to the beach, take the left fork in the road, the right takes you to the old industrial parts with it's jetty from where lignite was exported.

    The beach is very pleasant and seems to have had a recent make-over, having read that much industrial waste had previously scarred the beach for many years. It was clean and attractive and even had a footpath over a suspension bridge to a nice looking taverna (which was unfortunately closed.)Nick noticed that all of the suspension wasn't quite intact or in pristine condition!

    Over the headland here was another lovely looking little cove but we couldn't see how to get to this.

    It being the weekend and a nice day, there were a few locals on the beach and fishing from an old pier.

    I noticed a very large cafe bar constructed from one of the old factory workings, which was booming out modern music, which we avoided like the plague!

    There is a huge parking area so I imagine this place must get really busy at times.

    Kimasi Beach Kimasi Kimasi Fishing at Kimasi Little cove over the headland at Kimasi
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    Drimona Waterfalls

    by nickandchris Updated Jul 2, 2014

    Somehow, we found ourselves on the road to the waterfalls at Drimonas (katarraktes being the word for waterfalls and what was on the road signs.)These are on the Sipias River and we had been told about them by our hostess and fully expected them to be dry but no, there was water. Coming from an area in England with many waterfalls, the small flow was not what we would call substantial, more of a trickle!

    We parked by the kiosk and asked the girl which way to go and whether the walk was free. She directed us down hill and off we set.

    The path is well made from natural resources and maintained by the forestry commission.The forest is very lush with pine, oak, firs and many other varieties of trees, offering much neede shade at various points. Wooden fences and bridges and seats are along the route. Steps can be slippery so wear decent shoes.

    The path decends steeply down many steps but you are rewarded with the sight of twin flows falling over arock face, plunging into a green pool below. There are other falls, not always easy to see through the trees but really, it's more of a forest walk than anything spectacular.

    I stopped by a pool and was rewarded with the sound of very noisy frogs making their presence felt.

    We thought we were doing a circular walk through the forest but ended up on the road and walking uphill on it for ten minutes or so. Not ideal.

    For more info on the area, please look at the website.

    Not a huge flow! Resting awhile Sipias River views. Green pool Sipias river.
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    Agios Georgios Lichada

    by nickandchris Updated Jul 2, 2014

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    Agios Georgios is the largest coastal settlement in the Lichada peninsula and caters for the tourist, slightly!

    The harbour is a picturesque place,just off the main road,
    with fishing boats of all sizes bobbing about in the azure water. Close by are a smattering of local tavernas, including a gyro souvlaki place.

    Further round the bay are more tavernas and a few low key hotels and rooms to let. Mixed in are the odd small shop and business, as well as locals houses.

    We were here in early May and there weren't many places open BUT, the gyro shop was open and appeared to be open every evening, all year. Just what we were after!

    To the east of the town is a pleasant stretch of beach but really, during our stay, the sea was rough and not a lot of beach was showing. Further to the west are more beaches with trees growing down to the beach. Apparently, close by the Club Med resort (which you pass enroute to A. Georgios) there is a sandy stretch of beach that is not private and can be accessed via a track. We didn't bother, just found our own places to relax.

    On the main road, there is a largish supermarket but mainly seemed to sell drinks with a few groceries. This appeared to be quite expensive when we purchased milk there.

    I guess this place gets pretty busy with Greeks in July and August but we had the place to ourselves, although we did see some French folks walk past, from Club Med. We never saw any tourists in the evening!

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    Blue, shining water at A. Georgios. Harbour, A.Georgios Large fishing boats, A. Georgios. A. Georgios A. Georgios.
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    Setta a Picturesque Mountainous Village

    by greekcypriot Updated Jul 1, 2014

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    In an altitude of 800 metres Setta is a picturesque mountainous village in the district municipality of Amarinthos. (19 kms) from the coast.

    The area is ideal for exploring and indicated for mountain getaways. I found it too quiet though on my last visit, the first week of June.

    With the first snow the village gets crowded because of the snow. There are several tavernas with local food and grilled lamb chops which I love to try each time I am here.

    There is a beautiful theatre surrounded by fir trees made to the standards of the ancient theater of Epidaurus which is carved in stone. It is small but beautiful and it keeps busy with theatrical performances especially during spring and summer months.

    The mountain is amazing any time you come up here colorful with a mountain breeze full of oxygen. There are several trails to be explored in the round area, the cave of Setta decorated with stalactites and stalagmites at a total depth of 115 meters.

    I cannot say that the architecture of the village amazed me because there is not an architectural style on buildings but it is still a place for a short weekend retreat.

    How to Come Here:

    If you come from Athens follow the new Athens-Lamia road and after the second toll turn right at the exit for "Chalkis" now you're in new ring road, a path five minutes will pass the highest suspension bridge in Greece, after about 2 km to the traffic lights turn right, follow all the way without anywhere to turn. You will pass several villages and towns such as Vasiliko, Malakonta Eretria etc, just get in Amaranthos turn right on the main square where you will see a sign on informing you about the villages Kallithea, Gymno and Setta Follow the trail and about 20 km you will reach your destination.

    The village of Setta The theatre of Setta The beauty of the mountain In memory of the Poet of Setta The springs of Setta
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    Eretria

    by greekcypriot Updated Jun 30, 2014

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    Eretria is the second largest town of Evia only 20 kms from Chalkida.

    It used to be an important financial and cultural centre in ancient Greece and has an archaeological museum.

    When you come here, don't miss visiting the musiium. I found it extremely interesting but also pay a visit to the archaelogical ruins, of the houses, temples and the beautiful ancient theatre which are found opposite the Museum. Check my detailed guide of Eretria through here:
    http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/137ed3/67d3f/

    It is very popular destination to tourists coming here from all over the word. There are beautiful hotels, and the area has crystal clear waters, and lovely coasts.

    It is just 10 kms from Chalkida.

    Archaeological ruins opposite Eretria's Museum Archaeological ruins opposite Eretria's Museum Archaeological ruins opposite Eretria's Museum Archaeological ruins opposite Eretria's Museum
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    Almyropotamus

    by nickandchris Updated Jun 15, 2014

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    We had stayed on the quay here, in our motorhome, way back in 1997 and remembered liking the place, so it was a "must do" on this latest trip.

    Still as sleepy as ever, in May, we wandered around, enquired about rooms for rent and had a leisurely lunch.

    We watched some folks gutting fish and throwing the waste to a nearby group of cats and ducks, who appeared to be sharing quite amicably.Most amusing!

    Almyropotamus translates to salty river, which runs through the village and is teeming with large fish. There are also plenty of ducks bobbing about and sharing the river!

    There is a long, narrow, sandy beach that runs right round to Agios Dimitrios which has a resident mermaid close inshore.

    There are a number of tavernas, again, mainly closed but I believe this is a very popular summer destination, particularly with Greeks. There are also a few shops and the odd hotel, as well as rooms and apartments.

    Also known as Panagia.

    Summer ferries cross from here to the mainland.

    Almyropotamus Someone's pride and joy, Almyropotamus The harbour, Almyropotamus Mermaid, Almyropotamus Almyropotamus
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    Psaropouli

    by nickandchris Updated Jun 15, 2014

    A great little beach and fishing village, way up on the north eastern coast.

    I had my eye on this village as a possible place to find a room. When we arrived here, we liked what we saw and looked at a couple of rooms before opting to stay here.

    In May, the place was very sleepy, we appeared to be the only tourists, although it did liven up at the weekend, with many youngsters out in the more trendy cafes.

    The sand and pebble beach extends from the harbour, right round the bay for almost four kilometres.The sea bottom shelves steeply, making it ideal for swimming For total isolation, the road disintegrates into a dirt track at the southern end with no buildings whatsoever.From the village end, there is the odd taverna dotted along the road, behind the beach, but very little open in May.

    There are rooms and apartments for rent and a couple of hotels, but many only open in high season.There is also a mini market.

    The tavernas mainly serve fresh fish or grilled food, in low season, so don't go expecting a varied menu! If you can promise a taverna owner you will eat there the next day, they are willing to cook what you fancy, within reason!

    All around the village, land is turned over for gowing vegetables,it is very rural and we just loved watching the locals planting out their gardens.

    Psaropouli is also known as Vassilika, after the inland village of this name.

    View down to Psaropouli. Psaropouli main street. Eating places, Psaropouli Psaropouli Local custom, Psaropouli
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    Liani Amos Beach ( A. Apostoloi)

    by nickandchris Updated Jun 9, 2014

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    Before you reach Agios Apostoloi, there is a wide junction, take the right fork and this leads you through a populated area along the coast south of Agios Apostoloi. it is quite residential but there are some good beaches along here. We unfortunately missed the turn to Klimaki but found Liani Amos, at the end of the road before it heads away from the coast.

    This is another beatiful, wild beach, no facilities at all and with limited parking space. There are a few trees for shade, which we didn't need as it was cool and breezy and we didn't go swimming. Once again,the beach is coarse shingle and pebble. There are rocks at either end and views back towards Agios Apostoloi.

    Take the road back to Agios Apostoloi following the coast, it climbs above the coast and narrows quite alarmingly. There are amazing views down to Agios Apostoloi and we could even see the guest house we were staying in. This route into the village is a little nerve racking as we got lost amidst houses at one stage and the surface deteriorates somewhat! it is also a steep descent, passing another strip of pleasant beach.

    Lianiamos beach. Lianiamos Lianiamos Liani Amos Lianiamos
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    Stomio Beach

    by nickandchris Updated Jun 9, 2014

    We ended up here by mistake on our first day staying in Agios Apostoloi, thinking it was the road back out of the village onto the main arterial route! As we approached the beach, we thought, "Ah well, a pleasant mistake!"

    It's a lovely beach with plenty of shade from trees at the back of the beach and a few houses in the proximity. The beach is coarse shingle and small stones with some nice rocky outcrops at either end.

    Once again, it was too cold and windy to enjoy this spectacular beach so it was camera out and back to the car.

    Blue sea at Stomio beach. Stomio beach Too cold for swimming, unfortunately.
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    Cheromilos Beach

    by nickandchris Updated Jun 9, 2014

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    A spectularly wild beach on our visit in early May. Absolutely deserted, the white stones/shingle glittered brightly in the sunlight and the waves crashed onto the beach, churning the stones up.

    Too wild and cool for swimming, we simply stopped and enjoyed nature, the sound and smell of the sea on a desrted beach.

    I believe in summer, this beach is very popular, being close to Petries and Agios Apostoloi.I think there may have been a closed taverna and kantina.

    Wild Cheromilos beach. Rollers crashing in at Cheromilos.
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    Kakolimano Beach

    by nickandchris Updated Jun 9, 2014

    I knew there was a beach fairly close to Triantafilia Guest House but we had somehow missed the turning for it during our first three days in A. Apostoloi. It wasn't until our return, a week or so later, that we found the sign to the beach of Kakolimano and ended up at this pretty little cove.

    It had turned cloudy by the time we got here but it was pretty warm so I was determined to have a swim. Much of the sea bed is stony patches and there are sea urchins so it is best to wear shoes of some sort. The water is crystal clear and shelves quite steeply. The beach is very small stones which get into your sandals and make walking pretty painful!

    There is a volley ball net and the club is advertised on the way to the beach.

    There is very limited parking and one taverna with rooms. We were surprised to find another couple on the beach, all other beaches had been empty. We got chatting, they were from Holland and had arrived the day before and were staying in Triantafilia as well! If Paul and Sheila read this, please contact us, it would be nice to stay in touch.

    Kakolimano, Ag. Apostoloi. Volley ball net end. Kakolimano
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Prefecture of Evia Hotels

  • Best Western Lucy Hotel

    10 V Oudouri Street, Chalkis, Central Greece, GR-34100, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Negroponte Resort Eretria

    17th km Nat Rd Chalkida - Kymi, Eretria, 340 08, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hara Hotel

    21 L. Karoni, Central and North Greece, Khalkis, 34100, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

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Prefecture of Evia Things to Do

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On this list of Things to Do, you will find lots of interesting spots to visit, and it is up to you to decide whether it will be an archaeological site, a gorge, or a beach.

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