CULTURE

Evia is the second largest island in the country, a “small Greece” from Pelion to the Cyclades. This beautiful and unexpectedly charming island reflects almost everywhere its long, historical and cultural routes from the Paleolithic years until modern times.
In its ancient history, Chalkis and Eretria were the two oldest and most important centers competing for the sovereignty of the island.

 

Today, modern Evia retains its authenticity, both in terms of its culture as well as its natural and structured environment. Its rich history, its amazingly beautiful nature, the hospitality of its inhabitants, make it an extremely tempting choice to visit and get to know, at the same time escaping from the daily routine. One can escape either for long vacation or for short reviving weekend trips.

CHALKIS

The beautiful capital of Evia immediately wins over anyone who crosses the old bridge of Evripos and comes to the island. A city with history and culture, lost in the depths of the centuries. The colonies of Chalkis in Southern Italy contributed to the development of a world culture with the introduction of the alphabet of Chalkis or Kimi (ancestor of the Latin alphabet). The visitor of modern Chalkis, apart from its natural beauties, deserves to get a taste of the history of Evia by admiring the monuments of the city.

RED HOUSE

KOKKINO-SPITI

HOUSE OF STATUES

AGALMATA

MANSION KOTSIKA

MEGARO KOTSIKA

SAINT PARASKEVI

AG.PARASKEYH

ARETHOUSA MUSEUM

ARETHOUSA

EMIR ZADE MOSQUE

TEMENOS EMIR

Orei

Orei is one of the most popular coastal villages in Northern Evia, with a rich cultural heritage. The historical monuments that stand out are the Castle of Orei and the Bull of Orei. Another sample of the great history of the town that was built during the Venetian occupation on the foundations of an ancient fortification.

Castle of Orei

KASTRO-OREONN

Bull of Orei

TAYROS

SKYROS

The island of our island is directly related to the Greek mythology and according to it, Theseus died in Skyros. The island of the mythical king Lykomedes, having an ancient past just as much as Evia, is related to all the great heroes of our mythology. This is where Thetida hid her invulnerable son Achilles. This is where the father of Aegeus came from, and where Theseus found death, torn down from Lykomedes on the sharp rocks of Skyros. From all the attractions the ones that stand out are: • The Archaeological Museum • The History – Folklore Museum Faltaits • “Brooke” square decorated with the brass statue dedicated to the memory of the English poet Rupert Brook • The Skyrian horses • The Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments of the Castle. • The monastery of Saint Georgios and many of the 180 churches of the island • The Skyrian house built in a special architectural style • The Skyrian Carnival.

BROOKE SQUARE

PLATEIA-BROUK

ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM

ARXAIOLOGIKO MOUSEIO

SKYRIAN HOUSE

SKYRIANO SPITI

SAINT NIKOLAOS

AGIOS NIKOLAOS

SKYRIAN HORSES

SKYRIANA ALOGA

SKYRIAN CARNIVAL

SKYRIANO KARNABALI