Evia (or Euboea, the older name) is the second largest island of Greece and yet it is one of the most unpopular ones. This is somewhat due to the fact that it is very close to mainland Greece, connected with a suspended bridge, and people do not take it as an island. The other reason is that large part of Evia is a mountain ridge and traveling through it takes a lot of time. This unpopularity has made the island a very quiet and tranquil place to rest, with unspoiled nature and a sense of times past.
The island is about 150 km long from north to south but as mentioned above, such a distance takes at least 4 hours to take. The bridge connects mainland Greece with the island`s capital city Chalkis, which is located in the center of Evia. The island can be also reached by ferry:
- Northern Evia: from Glyfa to Agiokampos or from Arkitsa to Loutra Edipsos
- Central Evia: from Nea Palatia to Eretria
- Southern Evia: from Rafina to Marmari
Evia is a green island with pleasant climate, mineral springs, many beaches and rich history. The settlements are small and quiet, the beaches are not crowded at all because there are too many of them. Northern Evia is bigger and wider, it has many pine trees giving the impression of a forest right next to the sea. Southern Evia is less populated, in fact the southeast part has no villages but there you can visit fantastic small coves with unorganized sandy beaches and blue water.
highlights: the second largest island of Greece, island in Central Greece, Greece