The island of Euboea, with its 230,000 inhabitants, is the second largest island in Greece after Crete. It is so close to the mainland that many people tend to forget that it is an island. It is the ideal destination if you are looking for the typical Greek traditions when you rent a boat in Greece. In fact, the island of Euboea, also known as island of Evia, is an authentic island and it is not quite popular among tourists. The island of Evia, with its 900 kilometres of coastline, is 180 kilometres long and has countless wild coves and paradisiacal bays. It is a little paradise for sea lovers. The island of Evia is an island of unique beauty and represents a secret and authentic Greece. In a way, it is a miniature of the whole of Greece. Why not choosing the island of Evia for your next boat holiday?
Sailing around the island of Euboea
During your stay, the island of Evia has a lot to offer and has incredible surprises for you. The island, which is not so popular among tourists, is much appreciated by Greeks who own villas on the coast. In fact, the island has all the credentials to seduce visitors. Here, in our opinion, are the essential destinations to explore during your stay on the island:
Chalkida, the capital: located 80 kilometers from Athens, Chalkida, also known as Chalkis, with its 100,000 inhabitants, is the capital of the island of Euboea. Many temples dedicated to Zeus or Apollo were built thanks to the prosperous period that the city experince. Today it is a modern city with a beautiful promenade where you can take long walks by the sea. When visiting the capital, do not miss the opportunity to admire the suspension bridge Rion Antirion, one of the most photographed sites of Chalkida.
The village of Limni: Limni has managed to mantain its "a l'ancienne" character. Located on a hill with panoramic sea views and lush vegetation, Limni is a pretty village with its narrow streets and with local charm. A walk along the turquoise waters of the bay is recommended.
Loutra Aidipsos or the healing Spas at Edipsos: it is one of the most important destinations in northern Evia. Composed of 80 therapeutic springs, with a magnificent landscape, lush vegetation and turquoise sea, it is an ideal destination to get rid of the stress and experience a unique feeling of well-being. The waters of Edipsos are known for their healing properties to treat many disorders (rheumatism, bone diseases, migraine). According to the Greek myth, the goddess Athena asked to create the baths of Edipsos so that Hercules could rest there after each labour.
The town of Karystos: situated in the south of the island, the town of Karystos has preserved its authentic Greek character. During your visit you will be able to enjoy many quiet and protected beaches, admirie the exceptional panorama of Mount Ochi or stroll around the charming streets of the village.
Relax on the most beautiful beaches of the island of EviaWith regards to the beaches on the island of Evia, you'll be spoilt for choice. In fact, there are many dream beaches on the island. Here is our short selection of the best beaches on the island of Evia:
- Agali beach: it is one of the beaches that visitors like most and in fact it is one of the most beautiful and largest beaches on the island. This beach is a real corner of paradise.
- Marmari beach: magnificent white sand beach and paradise for surfers, the beach of Marmari is also the ideal place for scuba divers.
- Chialiadou beach: one of the favourite beaches on the famous Chialiadou beach. Among lush vegetation, sand and pebbles and sea caves to explore, this beach is a real small protected oasis.
Sailing around the island of Evia, a real miniature Greece, you can enjoy an unforgettable stay. Between sea, mountains, traditions and exceptional landscapes, the island of Evia is a true paradise that will give you unforgettable memories.