Chalkis or Chalkida, the beautiful capital of Evia. It lies in the shadow of Mount Dirfi & is a city with a history of 40 centuries. It spreads on two banks and the waters follow their own flow rules unique in the world. The colonies of Chalkis in Macedonia gave Halkidiki its name!

The Municipality of Chalkida with a population of over 100 thousand inhabitants is unofficially the new, beautiful suburb of Athens. The short transit time (less than an hour) and the suburban railway have brought the two cities even closer! The entrance to Chalkis has always been impressive! The Evripos cable bridge is the first cable-stayed bridge in Greece. Blue everywhere, lacy shores, panoramic views and often the snow-capped mountains of Dirfi are breathtaking. The old, sliding bridge is the heart of the city.

The Negroponte, meaning Black Bridge, was the medieval Venetian bridge. By this name finally was called Chalkis and the whole island. Respectively, the Turks call Evia Egriboz, which means Euripus. When Chalkis was a fortified castle city, there was an impressive sea tower on the bridge. The bridges and the area changed, but the pulse of Chalkida does not stop beating around the crazy irregular waters of Euripus, which the legend says that Aristotle, unable to explain the phenomenon died in Chalkida in the year 322 BC. It is true that this city has its own way of thrilling the visitors. On the “catwalk” or pasarella, the coastal boulevard next to the bridge you will find everything. Fun and music, cafes and restaurants. Opposite stands the majestic hill of Kanithos, the acropolis of the ancient city and today dominates the castle of Karabamba. The view is truly unforgettable.

In the precinct is the museum of the castle and the chirch of the prophet Elijah. In summer the venue hosts concerts and events. The tomb of the author Giannis Skaribas is in a wonderful place. Nearby the cafe – bar Xenia. A beautiful place that will make you love Chalkida even more. Agia Paraskevi, patron saint of Chalkida is located in the old town. Nearby the Emir Zade mosque. Stroll by the narrow streets and discover the aromas of the city in taverns and shops. Apart from the Archaeological Museum of Chalkida with the impressive exhibitions, you can visit the Folklore Museum but also beautiful buildings, such as the red house and the house with the statues in Malliou square, the town hall with baroque elements, the train station, the courthouse, the Roman palace, the Jewish synagogue, the Kaki Kefali lighthouse and the Roman aqueduct, also known as Kamares.

At the southern entrance of the High Bridge lies the archeological site of Avlida with the temple of Artemis and nearby the statue of Evian Georgios Papanikolaou, a doctor and researcher who discovered the pap test. A life experience is the fall with ropes from the bridge, the bungee jumping into another level. Under the bridge begins a walk that is loved by the locals.

Have you ever heard of a sea carnival? And yet Chalkida has established a spectacular event focusing on its crazy waters with frantic fun and many surprises! What is certain is that you will leave Chalkida feeling complete. Hills, views, monuments, human zeal and work, sea and blue and white shades, fresh delicious fish, appetizers, good company, raki and carefreeness. This is the sweet madness of Chalkida. Drosia, Nea Artaki and Lefkandi are additional options for exploration. Nearby excursions.

The picturesque traditional settlement of Steni is a favorite destination all year round. Green landscape, sounds from the river, snow in winter, Christmas atmosphere and excellent guesthouses, coolness in summer under the plane trees, delicious meat and appetizers! Try the pure traditional products of Evian land such as honey, wild herbs, pastries!

The church of Agia Kyriaki in Kampia is a place that will be engraved in your memory. Waterfalls and water flow, enchanting nature, thousand-year-old plane trees and a picturesque sacred church built in a cave with the spring flowing inside. Kampia, this a beautiful village, a quiet alternative to Steni.

Every year at the end of May, a large number of people from all over Greece decide to test their physical limits for the sake of the Christian faith. They start their pilgrimage route from Psachna in Evia to the village of Prokopi, to receive the blessing of Saint John the Russian, a miraculous Saint. The path is beautiful, it helps the body to succeed, while the village and the church compensate and reward with the grace of God the faith of the pilgrims and the greatness of their soul.