Travel to Karystos, a real island “lady”
At the southernmost point of Evia, at the foot of Mount Ochi and with its eyes facing the southern Gulf of Evia, lies Karystos, the beautiful and picturesque island city, with its rich history and important cultural tradition. Generously framed by innumerable natural beauties, with an excellent network of tourist facilities and services and with its busy port, Karystos stands out as a top destination, an ideal setting for escapes to nature and history and a unique canvas of unforgettable images and experiences.
With its manorial character emerging, harmoniously, in every neighborhood and corner, Karystos is developing, dynamically, around its large squares, a sample of the amazing street plan, which characterizes it and emphasizes, more, its picturesque elegance. Beautiful neoclassical mansions adorn its neighborhoods, like the impressive City Hall building, while the lively heart of the city beats on the seafront with its beautiful terrace.
Τhe Venetian fortress Bourtzi stands proudly at the end of the port and together with the ruins of the ancient, Roman Mausoleum reflect the glorious historical past of Karystos. The Giokaleio Cultural Institute with the great Library, inside, and the Archaeological Museum of the important archeological collections and exhibits, present the important stations of Karystian history, while Kokkinokastro, Castello Roso generously offers a unique panorama of the city.
On the endless coastline of Karystos with the small, rocky coves, extend the amazing sandy beaches, France, Psili and Megali Ammos, Kavos and Paximada, which with their inexhaustible natural beauty and tourist infrastructure, give endless moments to every visitor. Finally, a short excursion to Mount Ochi, with its dense vegetation, the impressive Dimosari gorge and the mysterious, supernatural Dragon Houses of legends, will complete a charming collage of images and experiences at the top travel destination of Karystos.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine of Karystos offers a wide variety of dishes and tastes, with products of excellent quality. The area is famous for its fresh fish and seafood, shellfish, but also for its local meat and excellent cheese products. Do not forget to try the famous "curcumins", the local handmade pasta, boiled in goat butter or oil and the fine sweet wine, estate Montofoli.
When to visit Karystos
Visit Karystos and the wider area ideally during the summer months, combining swimming with a visit to the wonderful beaches of the area and unique nature excursions.
How to move to Karystos
Moving from/ to Karystos
Go to Karystos by car via Chalkida. Also with intercity KTEL buses. Alternatively, go by ferry from the port of Rafina to Marmari or the port of Agia Marina in Attica to Nea Styra in Evia and from there by road to Karystos.
Transportation in Karystos
Transportation to Karystos is by private car or by public transport and taxi. Discover the beauties of Karystos by walking in the center and its neighborhoods, while the city is extremely friendly to cycling.