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Evia

EVIA
 is the second largest of the Greek islands with 370 kms of coast and some 110 beaches. Stunning
mountain and coastal scenery,
make it one of the most beautiful of Greek islands. Evia has retained its
traditional Greek character and atmosphere and the coastline is dotted with small fishing villages
whilst
the mountain villages are still open and working all year round.
Apart from the usual beach activities, Evia is a haven for the artist and writer and for bird watchers, as
well as for those who enjoy more active pursuits such as hiking and mountain biking.
It has the longest sandy beach in Europe, seven miles of it, none of them crowded or packed.
GETTING TO EVIA
Getting to Evia could not be easier. Firstly it benefits from a superb motorway network directly from
Athens International Airport. This leads to a network of small ports starting with Rafina, only a 30 minute
drive from the airport. Rafina provides the ferry services to Marmaris , in the south of the island. Then
45 minutes from the airport is the modern port of Agia Marina which gives a short 45 minute crossing
to the ever popular village of Styra.
The third crossing is from Oropos to Eretria. Athens airport is less than an hours drive from Oropos with
regular ferry services to Eretria throughout the year. The crossing takes some 30 minutes.
Evia is the only Greek island which you can reach by a weeping modern motorway bridge. This takes you
right into the heart of the islands Capital at Chalkida. From Chalkida, the east and west coastal regions
are opened up. The heavily wooded mountains , snow capped in winter, are home to attractive mountain
villages. This is the Greece of yester year, where grandma still hold sway in the traditional taverna
kitchen. Where the menfolk get up at five every morning, to work on the harvest before starting their
day jobs.
The one thing you will not find on Evia is an airport. There isn’t one – not even a landing strip. This is
what helps to make it unique amongst Mediterranean islands. Evia has not been spoiled by mass
tourism. Despite not having its own airport, access to the island is easy.

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