Evia Island is the second largest island in Greece and resembles an extension to the mainland. When planning a vacation to Evia plan to stay for a least two weeks because there several areas of the island each with their own unique offerings for tourists.
One tourist attraction that Evia Island is famous for are the natural spas that are found on the island. In the town of Ediposos, located in the northern part of the island, you can find many natural waters and spas to relax in along with the healing sulphur waters. There are so many there that it is often referred to as the “Spa Capital” of Evia Island so spend a day here relaxing, unwinding, and distressing.
This town also has two advanced physiotherapy and hydrotherapy centers. There are also many delightful villages and towns to explore along with a wonderful beach for swimming called the Paralia Loutron in the northern area.
The waters on this beach are heated all year from the thermal waters. It is a great place for a honeymoon or family vacation.
When visiting the central area you can follow the coastline to Eretria, which is a major archaeological site along with having a bustling resort. Going a little farther into the central area you can see many fishing communities where you can try your hand at fishing. In Eretria you can visit many of the fish taverns on the boardwalk.
While here be sure to visit the Archaeologicia Museum of Eretria where you can see the ancient finds of Eretria on display. You can also visit the ancient acropolis at the northern end the town, the Sanctuary of Apollo, and the House of Mosaics.
If you love water sports make sure that you visit Chalcida Nea Stira and in the winter there is skiing on Mt. Difris. For the adventurous hikers there are plenty of places to enjoy mountaineering and trekking.
You can also enjoy mountain biking, climbing, lesiurely walks, and horse back riding. While on Evia Island make sure that you visit the many mountain towns and villages to taste the different seafood dishes and discover the handicrafts of each town.
Make sure that you visit the Island of Skyros that is famous for their miniature ponies that children can ride and see the Chalkida tidal phenomenon which is where the tides rush toward the north for six hours, then to the south for six hours. When visiting Evia Island there are several beach resorts, hotels and spas, luxury hotels, and hotels that cater to families to choose from.
Evia is close to Athens
There is also Athens where you can visit The Acropolis, The National Archaeological Museum, The Temple of Zeus, and so much more. There are two markets/flea markets in Athens you must visit and those are Monastiraki Flea Market and The Agora-Athens Central Market.