Travel to Eretria, an oasis of history and culture in Evia
On the west beach of Evia, with its view to the south Evia and in a natural landscape of great beauty, is Eretria, the beautiful and picturesque seaside town of Evia, a very important port and one of the most popular tourist resorts throughout the island. The rich history of Eretria, with the great archeological findings scattered in the city and its perfect current tourist infrastructure, makes it an attractive tourist destination, suitable for short getaways and an unquestionable setting of unexpected surprises and experiences that will excite everyone.
With the first examples of inhabitation of the city dating back to the Neolithic era, Eretria unfolds its rich history at the top of Kastelli hill, where its imposing Acropolis stretches, with its important archaeological remains and the stunning view it offers to the whole city and the wider area. The temple of Daphne Apollo still stands imposing in the area, along with the ancient theater, the sanctuary of Isis and the amazing tomb of love, an excellent example of Macedonian burial architecture.
The Archaeological Museum, next to the site, transmits, through the exhibits of its collections, the historical cleos of Eretria and allows each visitor to travel mentally in time, while in the center of the modern city, a set of picturesque neighborhoods and squares and a pedestrian walkway, full of life, offers essential moments of relaxation and recreation. Nice neoclassical mansions are appearing in picturesque corners of the city, with the house of Kanaris attracting attention and gaining impressions, while the ecclesiastical churches of Agios Nikolaos and Panagia Paravouniotissa, leave their own important, ecclesiastical mark. A walk on the green island of Dreams, but also on the surrounding beaches of crystal clear waters, such as Malakonta beach, will ideally complement the wonderful mosaic of images and experiences that Eretria unhesitatingly offers to every visitor.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine in Eretria presents a wide range of dishes of rich flavors. Fresh fish and seafood (shellfish), as well as a wide variety of meat dishes, are at the forefront of local flavors and are combined with fresh vegetables and high quality dairy products.
When to visit Eretria
Travel, ideally, to Eretria from spring until the end of September, to enjoy the wonderful beaches of the area and other activities in the rich nature.
How to move to Eretria
Moving from/to Eretria
Go to Eretria by road, via Chalkida, by car or by long-distance KTEL buses. Alternatively by boat, via Oropos, by ferry boat.
Transportation in Eretria
Transportation to Eretria is by car or by city transport and taxi. Alternatively, discover the beauties of the city by walking in the center and its neighborhoods.