Archaeological Museum of Chalkis

The Chalkis Museum is housed in a building erected at the beginning of the century, and contains finds from all over Euboea; dating from the Paleolithic period to late Roman times (ca. 110000 BC-3rd c. AD).

The castle of Karababa

The position of the Castle is identified by some scholars to the ancient city Kanithos as sporadic traces preserved buildings and graves in the ground. The fortress which exists today was built by the Turks in 1684 for the purpose of protecting Chalkis from the Venetians. It was designed by Beneto Gerolimo Galopo and its architecture is more European than Turkish. The fort was unsuccessfully besieged by Morozini in 1688 and the Turks were able to maintain their domination until the liberation of Greece.

Kokkino Spiti (Red House)

Chalkida’s 19th-century grandeur endures at waterfront Kokkino Spiti (Red House). Carved into the rock, it became headquarters for the occupying Germans in WWII.

The church of Saint Paraskevi

The church was the Dominican Priory of Negroponte, one of the first two houses authorized for the Province of Greece in 1249. Started about 1250, this is among the oldest examples of early Dominican architecture surviving, and is one of the only early Dominican churches to retain its original form until the present.

The bridges

Chalcis or Chalkida is the chief town of the island of Euboea in Greece, situated on the Euripus Strait at its narrowest point. It is near the old bridge which hides the true magic of the place: the “Roaring Waters” Gulf of Evia. If you stand at the old bridge you will probably notice this strange natural phenomenon; the water changes direction every 6 hours. It stands still for 8 minutes and then it goes the other way.  Chalkida is famous for its fresh fish, so if you are planning on eating in the city, be sure to try the delicious seafood.


For a wide variety of bar and clubs, Chalkida is the best place for you since it is the biggest town on Evia. In the summer you can party all day long at the beach of Alykes with more than 10 super wow beach bars with mostly people visiting from Athens at this beautiful beach. Don’t expect the wild partying of islands like Kos and IOS though: Evia is very much a Greek holiday resort, and they have a more relaxed attitude to alcohol and clubbing. You’ll also find many bars in the different villages around the island.

Archaeological Museum of Eretria

The Archaeological Museum of Eretria includes the fascinating House of Mosaics, dating from the 4th century BC. Its signature exhibit features a terracotta depiction of the mythical Medusa, whose tresses were turned into live serpents by the goddess Athena as revenge for Medusa’s dalliance with Poseidon in Athena’s temple, giving mythic meaning to the term ‘bad hair day’.


The magnificent town of Edipsos (Aidipsos) is located in the north west of the island of Evia and is one of the most famous tourist resorts of Greece. From ancient times Edipsos was known for its beneficial subsoil and particularly for its hot springs.

MONASTERY of Galataki

The 16th-century Convent of Galataki, 9km southeast of Limni at the end of a narrow road that hugs a picturesque shoreline, is home to a coterie of six nuns and a fine fresco in its katholikon (principal church), the Entry of the Righteous into Paradise.

Saint John the Russian

Saint John the Russian is one of the most renowned saints in the Greek Orthodox Church.

The relics of Saint John are in Church of Saint John the Russian in (Prokopi) in Euboea, Greece. His right hand is in Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Athos.

The mysterious Dragon houses of Evia

A very challenging archaeological wonder lies in the area of Southern Evia: the 25 famous huge constructions called Drakóspita (=Dragon houses). Many theories have been proposed in order to explain when, how and for which use the dragon houses were built. Some have claimed that they were ancient sanctuaries of either Zeus or Hera or Heracles. Others believe that they might have been guard posts or defensive structures, or even shelters for lumberjacks. Whichever the truth is, their imposing size and construction technique is an intriguing enigma!

Dimosari Gorge

The Dimosari Gorge offers day hikers a beautiful and well-maintained 10km trail that can be covered in four hours (including time for a swim). The path begins in the village of Petrokanalo at 950m, descending through the village of Lenosei to the sea. Much of this stunning trek follows a cobbled path, splashing through shady creeks, ponds, giant ferns and forest before ending at the sand-and-pebble beach of Kallianos.


It is built amphitheatrically set within lush vegetation offering panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and so bears the name “Balcony of the Aegean”. The region also is famous for its dried figs and traditional sweets.

Kimi is the birthplace of the famous physician Georgios Papanikolaou, known worldwide for its method of cancer diagnosis of cervical, called PAP TEST.

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