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Colors of Evvoia Island - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

The first thing you should remember when spending a vacation in Evvoia – the Greeks never hurry. It is not common here to fuss and to hurry others. To enjoy every day of your life, spending it the way you want is the local motto of life. In eating and drinking places you will certainly be served not as fast as in Europe, and you won’t find any open stores during the siesta time from 1 p.m. till 4 or 5 p.m. One important thing – in many countries a nod is a sign of agreement. On the contrary, in Greece, an enthusiastic nodding with tong clicking means the other person does not agree with you.
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 … Open
It is common here to gesture and raise a voice during a conversation. When meeting somebody for the first time, the Greeks shake hands, but if they know each other or they are more or less close, they always kiss each other on the cheek, not minding the gender or the age. If a local person did not ask to call him by the name, it is common to address him politely by a surname. If you are lucky to join a Greek feast, you will see that the Greeks behave quite openly, not really concentrating on rules of etiquette. By the way, local people do not cut bread, but break off as much as they want. If you are invited to come in, agree, otherwise you may offend that person, doubting his hospitality.
In the evening most of the inhabitants in Evvoia go to taverns. Here they can spend time in a good company, have a meal at a reasonable price or drink some wine, listen to the folk music and watch dancers in national costumes. What more could anyone ask for? Most Greeks would say “Nothing”. People in Evvoia like money, they like to spend them, but usually don’t want to make extra efforts to increase their income. For the islanders it is better to surround themselves with luxury even if it is just for a couple of hours, then to save money, buy expensive things, and always maintain a high level of prosperity. To come to a tavern and order drinks for everyone at his own expense is more natural for a Greek then to collect paintings. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Many tourists, who have visited Evvoia Island, think it is one of the best places for a family vacation. It probably is, because children will definitely find something interesting to do … Open
In Evvoia unlike in many other touristic places, nobody will try to sell you poor quality goods, profit from you, or trick you. The Greeks are not really constant in their views and opinions, but they are honest and expect the same from you. In many taverns here, you can eat and leave, saying you will pay for your dinner tomorrow, even if you are a traveler and not a local citizen. They do not expect a trick from strangers and are friendly towards the tourists. Keep in mind, that the immigrants are not always so friendly, so you shouldn’t forget about the safety.
Back to the 60s The Greeks value family relationships. They respect the elderly, always keeping a door for them, giving a seat at a tram, and listening to an advice. Family ties are also close. The citizens of Evvoia usually get married around their thirties, living with their parents until then. Even after a Greek left his house, he is still very close with his mother, going to help the second she asks. You can say it’s mostly matriarchy here, although Greek men, who like to give advice whenever they can, will never admit it.
The Greek cuisine is world-famous for being diverse, filling, and healthy. Vegetables, meat, and fish are equally important here. In almost every dish, the Greeks traditionally add olive … Open
Evvoia citizens, as the rest of the Greeks, are Christian. That is why all the Christian holidays are celebrated hugely here. An interesting holiday is St. John the Baptist’s Day. St. John’s remains are located in one of the temples in Prokopi city. According to the legend, John, who was a simple soldier, resisted tortures from the Turkish for many years, thanks to the power of his belief. His body had not smolder, and after being tossed in the fire, it appeared to be indifferent to a flame. The Day of this Saint is celebrated on May 26-27th. Oxi Day is hugely celebrated here on the 28th of October. This holiday is a celebration of the day, when the Ambassador of Greece refused to let Italy occupy the country without a fight. This was the day, when Greece joined World War II.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Evvoia Island and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Evvoia Island
♥   Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Athens, 56.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator, Athens, 59.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Basilica of St. Dionysious, Athens, 59.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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

Unique landmarks in Evvoia Island and around

Acropolis of Athens

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
Construction on the territory of the acropolis has being conducted continuously for hundreds of years. The ancient monument drawn the special attention of historians and specialists in cultural studies in the 19th century, after the proclamation of the independence of Greece. At this time, a long reconstruction of the monument began. Ancient temples were restored and buildings dating back to the newer period were eliminated. During works, unique antique statues were discovered at the territory of the Acropolis. All of them were transported to various museums. Today, replicas of statues complement the unique look of the Acropolis. … Read further

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
A huge loss triggered the speaker to erect an incredibly beautiful and large-scale monument. Built by his order, the Odeon could accommodate up to 5000 spectators. Despite its impressive age, the theater has survived to this day almost in its original form. For many years it has been used for important cultural events. On its stage performed Maria Callas and Mikis Theodorakis, as well as the best theatrical and ballet troupes from around the world. … Read further
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The UK Encourages Travelers to Spend This Summer at Their Home Country

According to the forecast by the tourism agency, domestic tourism spending is expected to reach £51.4 billion this year. This is a bit more than half of the domestic tourism spending in 2019 (£91.6 billion). Last year, the country’s economy didn’t get £58 billion because of the travel restrictions. The inbound tourism spending in the UK is expected to reach £6.2 billion this year. This is less than 25% of the inbound tourism spending in 2019 (£28.4 billion). Read this

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Traditions and festivals in cities around Evvoia Island

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Evvoia Island. Learn the best periods to visit Evvoia Island to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Evvoia Island.
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