Top things to do in Evia

Top Choice Taverna in Karystos

Cavo d’Oro

Join the locals in this cheery alleyway restaurant off the main square for well-prepared Greek mainstays such as octopus in red wine sauce and country salads featuring local produce and olive oil. The genial owner, …
Top Choice Greek in Loutra Edipsou

Dina’s Amfilirion Restaurant

Daily specials, no menu, await at this simple eatery 20m north of the ferry dock. A tasty grilled cod with oven potatoes, tomato-cucumber salad and wine runs to €12 per person. Look for the small wooden sign with gr…
Museum in Eretria

Archaeological Museum of Eretria

The signature piece at the museum is a terracotta depiction of the mythical Medusa, whose tresses were turned into live serpents by the goddess Athena as revenge for Medusa's dalliance with Poseidon.
Mountain in Evia

Mt Ohi

From Myli, it’s a four-hour hike up Mt Ohi (1398m) for magnificent Aegean views. It’s possible to stay overnight at a refuge at 1000m, then hike up to catch sunrise. The summit (Profitis Ilias peak) is home to the a…
Convent in Limni

Convent of Galataki

The 16th-century Convent of Galataki lies 9km southeast of Limni, following a narrow road that hugs a picturesque shoreline (with plenty of stops for a swim) and then climbs steeply uphill. It is home to a coterie o…
Museum in Karystos

Archaeological Museum of Karystos

Karystos, mentioned in Homer’s 'Iliad', was a powerful city-state during the Peloponnesian Wars. The displays at the museum range from tiny Neolithic clay lamps to temple carvings and votive objects to an exhibit on…
Cultural in Karystos

Wine & Cultural Festival

Karystos hosts a lively summer wine and cultural festival during the last week of August and the first week of September, which includes theatre performances, traditional dancing to the tune of local musicians, and …
Taverna in Eretria

Primavera

A stand-out along the scenic but touristy seafront strip of restaurants, serving decent pizza, seafood, mousakas (baked layers of eggplant or zucchini, minced meat and potatoes topped with cheese sauce) and the like…
Food in Kymi & Paralia Kymis

Figs of Kymi

Platana, 3km south of Paralia Kymis, is home to Figs of Kymi, a lively agricultural co-op supporting local fig farmers and sustainable production. Preservative-free fresh and dried figs and jams are on sale. Also op…
Sports in Limni

Skyllias Swimming Marathon

Limni's midsummer Elimnia Festival kicks off with the 14.5km Skyllias swimming marathon between mainland Theologos and Limni. It was named for the long-distance swimmer who, in 480 BC, warned the Greeks of the appro…