TOURING VILLAGES AND TOWNS
Evia, the second largest island in Greece, is not only an attractive destination but also a proud and vibrant place. The soul of the place is its inhabitants and the places where they live, the beautiful villages and towns, which are the core of their existence. The Evians love their land and try to convey this deep love to the visitor through their hospitality.
From horse-riding at Agia Anna to the sunset at Ellinika
The island’s north side is one of the few places in Greece where the mountain and the sea, the green of the wild nature, and the blue of the water are so harmoniously combined. Based on these characteristics, a holiday on the island becomes an unforgettable experience that satisfies all the senses and preferences of even the most demanding travellers.
The proximity of the villages and small towns (e.g., Edipsos is 34 km from Limni and only 28 km from Pefki) enables the visitor to get from one point to another in a few minutes. So, in the morning you can be at Agia Anna beach, Agali, riding a horse next to the Aegean waters, at noon you can be drinking local tsipouro in the mountainous Milies, in the afternoon enjoying your coffee at Psaropouli, the beach of Vasilika and in the evening the sunset finds you at the beach of Ellinika, overlooking the beautiful little island with the chapel of Agios Nikolaos.
Drosini Tower at Gouvies and Cave of Sulla at Edipsos
Travelling along the eastern part of Evia, the visitor will discover many villages (Agia Anna, Vasilika, Ellinika, Agriovotano, Gouves, Pefki, Asminio, etc.) which after the 2021 wildfires are again ready to welcome the friends of the island. We recommend a stop at the Drosinis Tower, which is believed to have been built in the 19th century, during the Turkish occupation, by Ibrahim Agha and then passed into the hands of George Drosinis’ grandfather and from there to the poet himself. The two-storey tower serves as a museum and inside it are personal belongings of Georgios Drosinis.
In Edipsos, behind the EOT hydrotherapy centre, you will find the Cave of Sulla, one of the surviving finds of the Roman period. At the entrance of the cave are two massive pedestals of statues with inscriptions in honour of the Roman emperors Andrianus and Septimius Severus, dedicated by the municipality of Istria. The first one bears a later inscription in honour of the Emperor Constantine of Byzantium. The “cave” was associated with the Roman general Sulla, who visited the baths for treatment.
Evia means pleasure
Enjoy a stroll through the narrow passageways of Limni, walk along the promenade of Edipsos with its famous thermal baths and take a night stroll through the bustling Pefki with its dozens of shops and restaurants. Lastly, we have a valuable tip. Visit local cafes, such as Maria’s in Achladi and talk to the locals. Each of them will have a story to share that will stay with you for the rest of your life.