Travel to Karystos, a real island “lady”
Nestled at Evia's southernmost point, Karystos boasts a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural splendor. Its manorial charm weaves through streets around spacious squares, adorned with neoclassical mansions and the grand City Hall. History echoes in the Venetian fortress Bourtzi and the ancient Roman Mausoleum ruins. The Giokaleio Cultural Institute and Archaeological Museum delve into Karystos's narrative.
Karystos's coastline offers a tapestry of wonder, with rocky coves and sandy beaches like France, Psili, and Megali Ammos. Kokkinokastro provides a panoramic vista, while a Mount Ochi excursion unveils lush landscapes, the Dimosari gorge, and the enigmatic Dragon Houses. Karystos stands as an unrivaled destination, uniting nature, history, and culture to craft an exquisite tableau of experiences. Unearth the treasures of this captivating city, where each step leads to a new chapter in your journey through Karystos's allure.
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.