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Chalkida is another of the Greece cities that is located on an island.

This time on the island of Evia:

an oasis of calm and relaxation, just under an hour's drive from Athens.

The name of the city comes from the rich copper deposits in the area.

Athenians in particular like to come to the island for a day trip to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city for a few hours.

The numerous restaurants with sea views invite you to relax and enjoy.

The culinary highlight here are the meze dishes with seafood and mussels.

Alikes Beach is considered the hotspot for young people.

Here you can not only sunbathe, but also enjoy creative and colorful cocktails in the taverns and bars.

The night is usually turned into day and you can swing your dance leg exuberantly.

If you just want to relax on the beach and enjoy Greece by the sea, the beaches of Asteria, Rodies and Aghios Minas are also recommended.

But you can also experience a lot historically and culturally, because Chalkida is one of the Greek cities that can look back on a history that is over 3,000 years old.

So it is a real experience to walk through the city and the fortress area.

On the mainland side of Chalkida is the imposing Karababa fortress, in Chalkida itself the Aghia Paraskevi Church and the Emir Zade Mosque, both of which date from the 15th century, have survived.

And the archaeological and folkloric museums tell of the city's interesting history.

Chalkida top sights:


  • The red house of the Maliou family




Chalkida is known for the tidal phenomenon.

The direction of the water is based on the moon and stays still for 8 minutes with every change of direction.

The best way to see this natural spectacle is on the Negroponte Bridge.

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