THE AEGEAN SEA VS THE NORTH GULF OF EVIA
Evia Island has the privilege of being situated between the Aegean Sea, which has a special place in our hearts, and the Gulf of Evia, which separates the island of Evia from the mainland. So, what does this dynamic duality have to offer? The choice between these two bodies of water with their respective unique characteristics. When asked which to choose, the Aegean Sea or the North Gulf of Evia, we say experience both.
From horse-riding at Agia Anna to the sunset at Ellinika
On this side of North Evia, there are beaches for every taste. Long or short beaches, sandy or pebbled ones, naturally shaded or not, with a view towards the Sporades Islands or any other small island, tranquil or busy ones.
The sandy and pebbled beach at Agia Anna (Agali). Is about 9 kilometres long and of great beauty. It is about an hour-and-a-quarter drive from Chalkida. It is a favourite destination for thousands of beachgoers who want to combine a swim with great food or drinks afterward along its promenade.
On the way to Istiaia, you will find the beach at Vasilika, which is similar to Agali.
A few kilometres further lies the beach of Ellinika. A feature of this beach is the small nearby island where the chapel of St. Nicholas is and can be accessed by boat or swimming.
The next stop is Pefki beach, one of the best organised beaches of North Evia, sandy and pebbled, five kilometres long. It is an impressive beach with fine sand, pebbles and small stones and is always among the first choices of visitors. There are beach volleyball courts and umbrellas with beach chairs to relax on.
Last but not least, the small but our favourite Koutsoubri Beach at Agriovotano. Although unknown to many, it is a perfect destination for relaxation and reading books. And here are two hints. The first one; go to the far left of the beach. To find the perfect natural shade. The second one; find Stathis and Yioula, the owners of the only tavern, and taste freshly caught fish and vegetables from their own plot.
Gulf of Evia beaches
In the northern Evia Gulf are some of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Unlike the beaches that are bordered by the Aegean Sea, the waters here are calmer, which gives the visitor a feeling of deep tranquillity.
Just two kilometres from Limni and one hundred and fifty from Athens is Kohili, where you can combine your swim with a drink or cocktail at the beach bar. The beach is suitable for families with small children, as it is organized with umbrellas, beach chairs, and showers.
On the way to Edipsos, you will meet Ilia, where we recommend a stop for a cup of coffee and a swim in the village’s small but lovely and welcoming beach.
On the list of the most beautiful beaches, not only in the Northern Evia Gulf but in the whole of Evia could not be missing is Gerolimano. The exotic beach, “sandy” with golden sand and turquoise waters, that you will meet after Edipsos, in the direction of Agios Georgios Lichada, is a landscape of rare beauty. The beach will make you wonder if you are in the corner of our small country or in the Caribbean.
Last, we left the Gulf of Yalta with its countless bays and beaches. We recommend Milos Beach, which takes its name from the mill located in the area.
In conclusion, searching for a suitable beach in northern Evia is a beautiful trouble. Don’t rely on the tourist guides; discover every island coast yourself. Who knows? You might find yourself in front of something that will pleasantly surprise you. Something that exists only in Evia