Sights

Blessed by nature, the island of Evia and North Evia make up an important destination for holidays and relaxation. Besides the holidays, the area allows us to see the archeological riches that it has but also the surrounding sea. The monasteries are also of great significance and offer great interest to religious tourism; as well, important are the museums scattered in several towns in the area.

The Drimona Waterfalls

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foto drimonas6The 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.

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The Tower of Aidipsos

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pirgos aidipsou 01The 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.

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The Sylla cavern

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spilia silla 02One 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.

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The Bull of Oreoi

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tavros oreon 05This 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.

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