Many archeological finds have promoted the area of North Evia. Most of the archeological finds are still available in the area they were found in but some are being accommodated in the National Museum in Athens. Each area provides their history and culture through the Folklore Museum, but also provides a picture of the commercial and agricultural life of each area.
The archeological collection is situated on the entresol of the Hydrotherapy center of the Greek Tourism Agency. Many of the bigger exhibits can be found in the receiving area, on the main floor. In the entrance of the building there are two signed pedestals for the local authorities of Roman Evia.
The Museum of Marine Findings “Nautilus” was created with intent to offer the natural beauty, the knowledge as well as increasing the sensitivity of the visitor toward protecting his environment.
This is the grandest cast horse statue with a rider that has been saved since antiquity. It was retracted in pieces from an ancient shipwreck and has been supplemented at the tail and center.
This is one of the most beautiful but also of the fewest, unique bronze statues of the classical period. It is a cast piece of art, in supernatural size and depicts either Zeus or Poseidon. This God is represented standing, nude and in wide stride. Although the form is strictly presented, the motion and rendition of the bodily details is quite successful. The God’s beard is full and the hair is full, long and pulled back in braids around the head while in front his locks are loose around the forehead.
In the village of Gouves, we can find the well known Tower of Gouves, which later became the property of the famous Greek poet Georgios Drosini. The property is dated back to the beginning of the 1800’s and was built by the turkish lord Ibraem. The architectural design was by a slave named Ahmet and it is said that in exchange he was granted his freedom. As the story goes, the workers were paid with cabbage and the lord very harsh and addicted to alcohol.
The Museum of Petrified Mammals in Kerasia, was opened in September 2006 and is the home to paleontological wealth of the surrounding area. In the excavations in Kerasia, petrified mammals that lived in Evia more than six million years were found. These findings, properly maintained by the University of Athens, are on exhibit to the public for the first time in a unique way.
The Natural History Museum of Istiaia, has a great collection of stuffed species (217 types of birds, a great number of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish, rocks, minerals, shells and seashells, etc), has begun the creation of the museum grounds, taking all the necessary measures to meet future demands.
The visitors to this museum has surpassed 10 000, without including the students from different schools.
This wonderful Folklore Museum has been developed by a small association of 52 people. The aim of the association is to find a more suitable property ( preferably a Neoclassical building), in order to accommodate all the exhibits which are presently found in a shop in the Kato Platano area of Istiaia.
The Historic and Folklore Museum in Limni began operating in the summer of 1993, after the generous donation towards the municipality of Limni by the late Limnian Ekaterini Evaggelinou-Flokou (descendant of a large and powerful nautical family), of a neoclassical estate. This estate was built around 1880, and donated solely for the purpose of the founding of a museum in Limni.
One of the most important historical – folkloric – and cultural oasis can without a doubt be the Folklore Museum of Agia Anna in North Evia which was founded by the late great Agia Annian folklorist Dimitris Settas.
The museum was opened on July 25, 1982 and till 2002 was functioning in rented premises. Following it was moved to a privately owned building, till today and was donated by Aggeliki Malamoy, in memory of her daughter Kristallia Diakomopoulou.