In this section we will advise a series of interesting finds and locations that are really worth visiting. Specifically, we will point you to Archeological finds and sights, caves, towers, statues and sights of splendid beauty.
Outside the village of Agia Anna, three kilometers to the West, in a mountainous area we find the well-known ravine of “Boulovinaina”. History claims that during the Greek Revolution of 1821, a woman called Boulovinaina attempted to escape the Turks by falling into the Ravine which in turn took her name.
On the hill overlooking the town of Oreoi in North Evia, we can find the remains of the Castle of Oreoi. According to the myth, the hill is manmade, and was the work of thousands of workers bringing earth to this area. They had left two secret underground passages leading to the castle that were impossible to be found by the enemy. They themselves couldn’t locate the passages at night.
Just outside of the village of Neos Pyrgos we find a beautiful natural beach called Nisiotissa. Only a few meters away from the coastline is the tiny island (islet) with ruins on the higher grounds. These are ruins of a church from the Frankish rule as well as a tower built during the Ottoman Rule.
It is one of the most significant archeological sites in Evia. It can be found on the beach of Loutra Aidipsos. The findings that have been found there are many and important. They belong to the most ancient neolithical period (6th millennium BC) but also to later periods.
The Drimona Waterfalls are a location of exquisite natural surroundings. These gorgeous waterfalls can be found in North Evia, at an altitude of 620m and 4km after the monastery of St. David, following the road that starts at Rovies. The journey amongst the lush greenery provides a peaceful drive for the visitor. There are two versions as to the origin of the name: either from the thick oak (δρυς=dris) forest that surrounds it or the severe (δριμυ=drimi) cold that exist during the winter months.
The Tower of Aidipsos or Fragoula, is a Venetian square tower of the 14th century and can be found near the church of St. Paraskevi in Aidipsos.
It has been saved at a great height and is a deserted Frankan castle that was believed to have been the home of Baroness Petronella Toko. It is made mostly of limestone and a small section is present.
One of the remaining finds of the Roman period are the baths at the “Sylla Cave”. It can be found behind the hydrotherapy building of the Greek Tourism Organization near the church of the Sts. Anargiroi in the town of Loutra Aidipsos. The cave of Sylla is a small building with a dome.
This exquisite, bulky sculpture, that presently is exhibited in a protective glass case behind the temple of the Savior, near the port of Oreoi, was found in August of 1965 buried in the coast of the town. It belongs to the Hellenistic period and is 3,2m long. The weight of the exhibit, which is made of marble from Thasos, is over six tons. Only the bottom limbs and horns haven’t been saved.