Things to SeeEvia, Greece
Sights, Places of Interest and Tourism in Evia, Greece
Evia is one of the most beautiful and interesting of all Greek islands. It is the second largest island in Greece after Crete, and provides a wonderful setting for rewarding and enjoyable holidays and vacations throughout the year. It has some magnificent landscapes and scenery, and the perfect combination of sea and mountain make it a place that you cannot help but to fall in love with and admire.
The northern region of Evia is considered by many to be the most beautiful and inspiring and visitors to this part of Evia are rewarded with a wonderful selection of interesting sights to see and places to visit. Below you will find an overview of some of the most popular attractions that you can enjoy when visiting North Evia.
The spa town of Edipsos is famous throughout the world for it's natural spa waters and is a top destination for therapeutic holidays and vacations. There are many hotels in the town offering a range of spa treatments and therapies, and the town has attracted a number of very famous people such as Winston Churchill, Maria Callas, Greta Garbo and many others, as well as ancient historic figures from the Roman times and the Byzantine Empire.
The town if Ilia is a place of immense natural charm and beauty, and is a great place to visit while on holiday in North Evia. It is a traditional fishing village that has changed little over the years, and here you can enjoy a tasty meal at one of the various fish tavernas.
This is a deserted village that is set amongst a backdrop of beautiful green and luschious scenery. This place is ideal for nature lovers and those who enjoy walks where you can enjoy the wonderful landscapes and beautiful views.
One of the most beautiful and unique sights in North Evia is found close to the town of Rovies. The Drymonas Waterfalls are located 2km from the town of Drymonas and 15km from Rovies. These beautiful waterfalls are found by following the designated path for visitors. The rich and dense forest provides a spectacular setting for your visit here, and you will enjoy every aspect of the visit.
Fosilised Forest of Kerasia
This forest is a truly unique and special natural monument, that is well worth visiting. It is one of the richest fossilized forests in Greece and all of Europe. The forest stretches between the villages of Kerasia – Agia Anna – Papades, taking in a considerable area. There were various fossilized tree trunks found here that are both exceptionally rare and very interesting. There have also been various fossils of animals and mammals found here. In the village of Kerasia is the Fossilised Wildlife Museum, and here you can view a number of the findings that were discovered in the forest.
Church of Saint John the Russian
This church is one of the most famous and visited in Evia, and is a place that everyone should try to visit. It is located in the ara of Prokopi, and is visited by thousands of believers every year. Construction of the church began in 1930 and was completed by a dedicated group of believers in 1951. The church is home to the remains of the Saint, who died in 1730. It wasn't until 1962 that he was declared a Saint by the Russian Church. The church celebrates this saint on the 27th May each year.
Monasteries of North Evia
In the norther region of Evia are a number of very interesting and beautiful monasteries that you can visit while on holiday here. These monasteries are extremely interesting and offer a fascinating insight into the religious past of this part of Evia.
Saint George Monastery
Saint George of Ilia is a women's monastery, which is located in a very picturesque sport with wonderful views and scenery. It is situated approximately 10 km from the town of Rovies. The monastery is an old one with a very interesting and rich history. Inside you can view a number of beautiful religious relics and also view the beautifully crafted wooden iconostasi.
This is the monastery of Saint Nikolaos, which is also known as the Galataki Monastery. The monastery was built in the 15th century, and it is one of the oldest monasteries in Greece. It is located approximaltey 12 km from Limni. The landscapes and scenery you will find here is very beautiful with some wonderful views stretching out towards the Evoean Gulf.
The Galataki Monastery is a women's monastery with a rich and interesting history dating to the Byzantine period, in 1576. In the court yard you can see pieces of an ancient temple of Posidon, while in the same area is an impressive Venetian tower, which according the traditional stories, was built by the old Saint David.
Saint David Monastery
At a close distance from the town of Rovies is the famous male monastery of Saint David. It is very famous in Evia and also in Greece and was constructed on a very beautiful location, with many trees and water springs. Founded in 1550, the monastery has a very rare hagiography, and also houses a number of historical relics that you can see in the monastery's museum. Visitors are often offered local fruits and products by the friendly monks.
This is the monastery of Agia Irene Hrisovalandou, and it is actually a newly founded monastery, located on an green slope. The view from here is very impressive, while in the peaceful atmosphere in the monastery you can take a break and meet the monks.