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Sightseeing in Eretria - what to see. Complete travel guide

Small Greek town named Eretria, which is located on the Evia (Euboea) Island, has been known since ancient times. Large number of various monuments relating to ancient times and later periods has made this place a very popular resort among tourists from all over the world. Indeed, in addition to amazing sea rest, the stay here allows receiving truly unforgettable experience. The history of ancient Greeks, Byzantines, and Franks becomes absolutely tangible here, as you will be able to see Frankish and Byzantine fortresses, a temple of Apollo, the ruins of the ancient Acropolis, the ruins of the ancient theater, and other attractions of ancient Eretria.
You can "read" the history not only among the ancient monuments, but also in the Archaeological Museum, which collection includes artifacts, the value of which is even difficult to estimate. Experienced guides will assist you during the inspection of the museum.
The uniqueness of the resort is also in the nature of its coastline. A large number of small rocky islands along the coast create a truly unique picture. Many of them are connected by beautiful bridges, so here you can wander endlessly, because every step opens new pictures to the gaze of tourists, turning this place in a fairytale kaleidoscope. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The guests of the resort have an opportunity to visit the unique archeological district of Qohaito. In its territory, there are the ruins of the old city Qolo. At one time, it was a large trading city. Today, the visitors of the district can admire only some fragments of the preserved old constructions and scatterings of big stones. The most interesting objects of the archeological district are high columns. The researchers think that the columns are only remains of the old temple.
The valuable historical monument is the Imperial Palace. It had been built for several decades and was finished in 1872. In a particular period, the luxurious palace with columns and arches was the residence of Emperor Haile Selassie. Exactly this fact explains its modern name. Like many other historical buildings in the city, the fascinating palace was severely damaged during the Civil War. The monument hasn’t been restored, so the palace is lying in ruins today. However, this won’t prevent you from imagining how fascinating the palace looked a hundred years ago.
In the city, there is the National Museum of Asmara. It was opened not so long ago, in 1992. The museum collection includes several themed sections: pieces of art, unique archeological artifacts, and historical exhibits. The archeological collection, the exhibits of which are aged over 6 000 years, is especially valuable. The only thing the museum visitors should always remember is that it’s forbidden to take pictures and shoot video here.
In the vicinity of Eretria, there are a lot of interesting nature attractions, including the Gufa volcanic field. It was formed by the volcanic eruption. After thousands of years, there are still fascinating moonlike landscapes preserved. Despite the fact that flora and fauna are quite poor in this area, travelers can learn a lot of astonishing facts about their features within the framework of excursions.
Nature admirers should certainly visit the nearby Dahlak National Park. It includes the vast coastal zone and over 200 islands. Some of the most wonderful dwellers of the park are pink flamingos.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Eretria and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Eretria
♥   Castle 'Castle of Chalkis' Chalkis, 19.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Markellos Tower' Aegina, 79.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Skiathos Castle' Skiathos, 89 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Eretria
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 34.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Eretria from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Thebes

From the series “The Oldest Inhabited Cities on the Planet”
During the tour, guests of the city will hear interesting legends about the birth of Dionysus and Heracles, about the exploits of the legendary king Cadmium and bloody battles that has being devastated the thriving city for thousands of years. Developed tourist infrastructure of the city will be a nice addition to stay, as modern Thebes offers its guests a lot of attractive hotels, magnificent local restaurants and lots of amazing places to relax. … Read further

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
The construction of the amphitheater was completed in 165 AD. In the course of the last reconstructions, only a multicoloured marble facing and several statues were renovated. All other elements of architecture are perfectly preserved from the time of construction, which allows guests of the ancient theater to fully enjoy its pristine grandeur. The best time to visit the sights is a period from June to September, when the annual Athens Festival takes place. During this period, interesting performances and concerts in the amphitheater are held literally every week. … Read further
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