Evia

Welcome to Evia

 

Evia, Greece’s second-largest island after Crete, remains largely off the tourist map, with most foreign visitors using it to nip off to smaller and more obviously enticing nearby islands. Take some time here, though, and you’ll find it unveils glorious mountain roads, rewarding treks, rippling vineyards, major archaeological finds and plenty of uncrowded beaches – all of which of make it a popular escape for Athenians and other mainlanders.

 

A north–south mountainous spine divides the island’s eastern cliffs from the gentler and more resort-friendly west coast, with just one main road linking its distinct northern, central and southern sections.

 

A verdant scenery in the north with dense pine forests, which literally end where the sea begins, mountainous villages and island-like towns with Cycladic characteristics in the south, countless beaches with crystal clear water overlooking the Aegean Sea or the Gulf of Evia, countless antiquity sites and landscapes of outstanding natural beauty, give travelers endless opportunities for all kinds of tourism.