The well-built town set amongst the foothills of Mt Ochi with excellent town planning, beautiful neoclassical public buildings, mansions, traditional houses and a cosmopolitan lifestyle. The combination of island and mountain countryside overlooks the bay ofKarystos and gazes at the Cyclades, creating a destination full of surprises and contrasts. Endless beaches that stretch along the bay, some busy others deserted, which will satisfy any wish for swimming, partying, fishing, diving, sailing, watersports or romantic moments by the sea.
The renowned Dragon House (Drakospito) nestled on the highest peak of Mt Ochi, where the love of Zeus and Hera still hangs in the air.
– The ancient quarries of Karystian stone.
– The castles of Castello Rosso and Bourtzi, a reminder of the bloody attacks on the town over the past centuries.
– A picturesque harbour with its jetty and a promenade shaded by rows of mulberry trees that will enchant the visitor who will be treated to the delicious delicacies offered by the many traditional cafes and ouzeries.