The island of Evia is the second largest in Greece, following Crete, and is situated off the eastern coast of Central Greece. Long and narrow, it stretches over the Aegean very close to the shores of the mainland. The two shores are separated by the Gulf of Evia and the famous Evripos Straits. A main highway and ferries from several terminals form connections with the island, which offers natural beauty and scenery. Evia is full of interesting places. Towns teeming with tourists, peaceful villages forgotten by time, large fertile valleys and wooded mountainsides, stunning beaches and archaeological sites are some of the attractions of this amazing island. The capital city of Evia is Chalkis, a cosmopolitan city with many famous archaeological sites and a particular charm and nobility. The city is famous for the rare phenomenon of tide shifting every 6 hours, intriguing many people during antiquity, such as Aristotle. In Chalkis, you will never get bored, as there are lots to do and many places to visit. There are magnificent sandy organised beaches with crystal-clear waters, numerous restaurants, taverns and bars. With Chalkis as a base, you may visit many beautiful villages and seaside resorts, as well as the lovely island of Skyros which belongs to the same prefecture.
Evia is a popular and nearby destination to the Athens International Airport (1 hour).