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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, …
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 Karystos

Kioukiis

With cheery boat-shaped signage and a harbour setting, this is a great spot for a leisurely lunch or dinner. Shark sometimes crops up as a special, and they also serve squid and other seafood, plus salads and stuffe…
Bar in Karystos

Aeriko

Aeriko is the pick of the harbour beach bars with a gorgeous sandy setting, live music on summer weekends, sun beds, decent drinks and an all-ages clientele.
Castle in Karystos

Bourtzi

Karystos' striking 14th-century Venetian castle is a remnant of the town's former fortifications. The low, bulky tower sits on the waterfront.