Read 10 reasons you should definitely visit the magical island of Evia.
1. Fantastic scenery – mountains, gorges and valleys
The central Evia landscape dominated by Mount Dirfys (Dirfys). At 1,743m altitude, there are dense forests of chestnut trees, oaks and fir trees, and there is also a magic view of the Aegean and the Evoikos Gulf. This term is especially popular in the winter months to lovers of cycling and climbing, and for those who love climbing on ice.
2. Amazing beaches
Evia consists of beautiful, and usually remote beaches, surrounded by mountains and pine forests. You will find both sandy beaches with umbrellas, deck chairs, bars and every kind of shop needed for holiday needs, and remote beaches with stunning canyons and mountains, suitable for exploration.
3. Remote villages and warm hospitality
Ancient stone paths link the picturesque villages, hidden in the mountainsides. Walk into any point of any picturesque village and enjoy the magical picture of nature and the fantastic hospitality of the local people who represent the face of “Real Greece”.
4. Incredible story
Evia has been inhabited since the Stone Age and settled by Ionian Greeks, as mentioned in Homer’s Iliad. Went the Roman republic the second century and then the Venetians in the twelfth century. The island came under the control of the Ottoman Empire in 1470 and eventually joined the Greek kingdom after the Greek Revolution in 1830.
5. Archaeology and Architecture
6. Delicious food
Evia is a traditional island. Dozens of restaurants provide the best quality seafood, squid, octopus, red mullet, clams, fresh seasonal vegetables, skewers, meat portions, always accompanied by excellent salads and appetizers. Evia is well known for its honey, olives, figs, cherries and many types of cheese.
7. Crystal waters
There are complicated scientific reasons which, that the Sea consists of both clear blue waters. One of the reasons that are impressive and clear blue waters ideal for diving and swimming is the absence of plankton.
The enchanting landscapes of Evia, convert it into a paradise for nature lovers. Hiking, climbing, sailing, kayaking, kitesurfing, mountain biking, 4×4 off-roading, trail biking, diving, canoeing, fishing …
9. easy accessibility
10. Natural resources
On the coasts of northern Evia, Edipsos, often referred to as a “spa town” of Evia, due to the famous natural hot springs and mineral springs located there. These majestic waters and more than 80 spas, have attracted millions of visitors.