Rovies has a long history in agrotourism mainly due to its geographical location and to the everyday ways of the locals, passed down from generation to generation. The area is famous for its olive groves, while the whole village is kept in perfect condition with the residents owning dollhouses with manicured gardens, full of flowers and basil.
A few words about the place
Rovies is a beautiful village located between Mount Telethrio and Mount Cavalaris, surrounded by olive groves. It is 9 kilometres north of Limni and 20 kilometres south of Edipsos belonging to the Municipality of Mantoudi – Agia Anna.
Its ancient name was ‘Orivie’, according to Thucydides. Archaeological excavations in the area have unearthed credible evidence of the vibrant community existing back then , the Oracle devoted to Apollo of Selinunte being one of them.
Rovies has a long history in agrotourism mainly due to its geographical location and to the everyday ways of the locals, passed down from generation to generation. The area is famed for its olive groves, and the village is full of picturesque little houses with well-cared for gardens full of flowers and basil herbs.
The area is inhabited by roughly 1,700 people, primarily farmers producing top-quality produce and products. Although the destructive 2021 wildfires somewhat diminished the magical spell of the place, people like Ms. Marina, of the “Eleonas” (Olive grove) guesthouse, will help you live a unique experience.
What to see/highlights:
During your visit to the village, you will visit the medieval Frankish Tower, built in 1256, overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of North Evia.
The area has beautiful long beaches, able to accommodate a lot of beachgoers without them feeling overcrowded. The Rovies beach offers both an organized part, with umbrellas and beach chairs, and a free part. You can also engage in water sports activities such as canoe-kayak and SUP.
Being a Greek seaside village, it cannot but have waterfront taverns offering fresh local delicacies, homemade ice cream, and sweet preserves. The guesthouses of the area offer homemade Greek breakfast, fresh produced and cooked with passion.
How to get here:
1. From Athens, head towards Chalkis (60-minute drive) and continue for Rovies, about 88 kilometres away (90-minute drive).
2. From Northern Greece, you reach the Glyfa Port and then take the 25-minute ferry ride to Agiokampos. Head towards Edipsos and 30 minutes later (20 km) you will have reached your destination.