The central region of Evia is home to the most famous towns and places on the island. The city of Halkida, capital of Evia island is located here, and it is here that you will find the bridge that connects Evia with mainland Greece.
This connection, from mainland Greece to Evia is the most used and popular travel route to the island, and is an ideal option for those who wish to travel to the island with their car or vehicle.
The journey over the bridge is very short, and within minutes, you will be on of the most famous and popular Greek islands, without even setting foot on a ferry boat.
For those who do wish to travel by ferry, there are connections with the port of Eretria on Evia and the small port of Oropos on mainland Greece.
On the mainland, the Venetian castle of Karababa dominates Kanouthou hill which together with the bridge of Euripus and the unique tidal phenomenon where the water changes direction every six hours after a one hour pause, are the most important characteristic features of the city.
Upon reaching Halkida, you will find a very modern and charming city. With it’s lovely scenery and easy access to all other regions of the island, many people find themselves being based in the city, from where they can head off in all directions to explore Evia at their own pace.
Hiliadou is a wonderful shingle beach almost one hour and 15 minutes away from Chalcis. It is situated in central Evia and during summer weekends, both locals and tourists spend much of their time there. Camping lovers have also found one of their paradise locations and as a result, you may find many tents and campers under the thick trees. Of course, camping is forbidden in Greece.
And if swimming makes you feel hungry or tired, you may find many traditional fish taverns and hostels available.