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Sightseeing in Evvoia Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Evvoia is the second largest island of Greece after Crete. Travelers associate the island with charming pine forests, beautiful beaches and healing springs, as well as a variety of historic monuments. Guests of the island have an opportunity to combine various leisure activities: scenic walks, exploring historical heritage, staying at the charming coast and health caring.
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Chalkida is the capital of the island. A few hundred years ago there was an ancient settlement on its territory. Today it’s a large-scale modern metropolis with many historical monuments concentrated in Castro District. There are unique buildings built during reign of the Venetian Empire. Old mosque built in the 15th century is among the most prominent attractions of the historic district of the capital. Next to the mosque there’s a picturesque territory with fountains and sculptures.
The nearby religious monument is of earlier period; Agia Paraskevi Church was built in the 13th century. Exterior view of the church, as well as its interior, has continuously changed for centuries, so today it’s a unique combination of a wide variety of styles. Near Chalkida is Fourka ; climbing to the top of this hill will be interesting not only for fans of natural attractions, but also for those interested in history. At the top of the hill there is an old Fortress Karababa perfectly preserved to this day. It’s also worth noting that the capital has the largest and most interesting museums: the Archaeological Museum and the Ethnographic Museum. Art lovers and refined natures would like collection represented at the Municipal Gallery. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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In the immediate vicinity of the capital there is the ancient town of Eretria ; it’s the busiest port area. Here you can find a lot of amazing taverns and entertainment places occupying picturesque historic buildings. This small town affects with abundance of ancient attractions represented on its territory. There are ruins of the Acropolis and the ancient theater, the main market square and prehistoric sanctuary, which was dedicated to Dionysus. There are monuments of later periods too, as during the Middle Ages rich captains built their mansions and villas there. Today, one of them houses the amazing archaeological museum.
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Elimnion area enjoys unchanged popularity among fans of hiking. There are many picturesque villages there, each of which has its own unique character. Thus, Kehries features a unique healing spring, which is associated with many beautiful legends. Skepasti is famous for its religious attractions, including the Agios Nikolaos Church. Its walls house the priceless relic, the wooden iconostasis, which was moved here immediately after the founding of the church in the mid19th century. It’s definitely worth to visit the nearby village of Dafni with its Church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. This religious landmark is of great interest from an architectural point of view. Each town of Evvoia may surprise travelers with its rich historical and cultural heritage.
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The island of Euboea has got a status of a famous health resort in the last decades. Mineral hot springs are the reason for the healing properties of that place. Travelers are welcome to rejuvenate and boost their vitality in a natural way in numerous local thermal centers and spas. Thermae Sylla remains the most famous resort area on the island. Thermae Sylla SPA is a high-class wellness center that is recommended to everyone who cares about beauty and health. There also several popular spa centers in the area of Kymi. Here tourists have a fantastic opportunity to combine their leisure vacation with healing treatments.
Travelers, who always claim the best and prefer upscale resorts, will like the island of Skiathos. Local thermal springs are quite popular and so there are many luxurious hotels nearby. Each of these hotels has own spa salon and swimming pools with thermal water. Despite the upscale status and popularity of the resort, Skiathos remains a calm and peaceful place. The island is also famous for its natural landmarks. Tourists will have no problem finding idyllic places to relax and walk in picturesque places.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Evvoia Island and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Evvoia Island
♥   Castle 'Castle of Chalkis' Chalkis, 13.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Skiathos Castle' Skiathos, 74.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Markellos Tower' Aegina, 89.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Acrocorinth' Corinth, 102.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Evvoia Island
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 48 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Evvoia Island 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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