The island of Evia is rich in its archaeological and natural heritage. The north of the island is wooded and rural. The landscapes are very green, somewhat different from the image of the Greek islands with arid landscapes. It’s like being in mainland Greece.
North of Evia
About 90km north of Halkida lies the village of Limni. Small, calm and serene, it has kept an “old-fashioned” stamp and constitutes a pleasant break. The corniche road then leads, 30 kilometers further north, to the spa town of Loutra Edipsou, famous for its therapeutic waters with sulfur vapor (whose benefits were praised by Aristotle). In front of the hotel Thermae Sylla Spa, there is a beach where hot waters from natural springs flow, forming small “jacuzzis” in the rock. Twenty kilometers away, in a sublime natural setting, between sandy beach and pine forests, is the Club Med Gregolimano.
Center of Evia
The center of the island of Evia is perhaps the part of the less touristy island. Halkida concentrates a large part of the island’s trading activity. Going on the east side, you will find mountain landscapes and forests. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing, with in some places an impression of the end of the world. The village of Steni is the starting point for hiking, especially on Mount Dirfis. The efforts to reach the summit (2h30 of walk) are rewarded by a nice panorama on the arrival.
Southtern of Evia
Southern Evia is wild and mountainous. Mount Ochi, which rises to almost 1400m, occupies most of the tip of this island. To the east, the mountain literally plunges into the Aegean Sea, and only an acrobatic route runs along this coastline with a grandiose landscape. In the West, however, the coast is more protected and comes to harbor the ports of Karystos and Marmari. These isolated villages are ideal starting points for hikes on Mount Ochi (link) or to the unspoilt beaches of Karystos Bay.
The main tourist activities of the island:
Archery, Cycling, Diving, Outdoor Cinema, Fishing, Hiking, Cycladic Excursions, Tennis, Bascket, Traditional Dances, Pottery …