Evia Greece Dirfi

A lot of people don’t realize that Evia is actually an…¬† island. It is also the second largest island after Crete, and has a lot of activities to offer. Evia has been inhabited since pre historic times with loads of historic remains to prove it.

It’s most important settlement early became today’s Chalkida port city, since it was the closest to the mainland and had natural resources of copper, making the city a trading center of great importance. The island’s name stands for “rich in cattle”.

It is excellent for hiking, trekking and cycling around on, since there are many small villages and interesting places worth visiting. Of course, there are nice beaches as well, and depending on where you stay, you can enjoy some real peace and quiet, or a hectic nightlife.

Either way you can find yourself endulged in the magic of this uncharted island like Evia

Evia has about 30 designated hiking or trekking routes. They vary in difficulty and length. With 2 organized mountain refuges, one in Dirfi and one in Ohi mountains, and many other hunting and hiking shelters Evia is the ideal place for taking a days hike. You will have the opportunity to travel across beautiful gorges ending up to forgoten from man beaches, you will visit the renowned Dragon Houses which are spread all across the mountains of Evia, walking along the paths of our ancestors. In order to get to each trails you will often drive through windy roads, scenic villages and ancient footpaths.

Just pick one of the trekking tours below and forget all about everyday routine.

Agali Gorge (4 hours – Level 1)

The journey is uphill, and takes you across wooden bridges and stone steps. You will come across the observatory/stone benches, another spot offering great views of the mountain. We will end our journey at a wooden reception hut.

Mount Xirovouni (3,5 Hours Level 1)

Starting from Syka ridge we will follow dirt roads through pine  trees and eventually enter the alpine zone. From here on the terrain turns into rocky ground, upwards towards the peak of Xirovouni.

Steni – Refuge (2,5 Hours Level 1)

This is a journey that takes you through the Aesthetic forest of Steni. The trail consists mainly of chestnut and fir trees. The first part of the journey towards the refuge offers panoramic views over the ravine of Steni and the North Evian gulf to the west, and of the Aegean Sea and Skyros to the west.

Evia is mentioned by some as Greece in miniature. With 900 km of coastline, Evia has a vast variety of beaches, 5 private and 7 public ports., historic and cultural heritage, castles, nature reserves, alpine forests and gloomy mountains, it surpasses all other Greek islands in diversity.

Evia Island is connected to the mainland by two bridges. It is mostly unexploited and is free for the evolution of alternative kind of tourism. With high altitude alpine forests, bridge connection to the mainland, just an hour away from Athens, stunning beaches, and daunting scenery, it is the ideal holiday destination both for foreign and local tourism. Discover the hidden gem of central Greece.

— Article provided by Eviatours. Contact the organizers through: +306973856793, or through their contact data below.

 

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