"a usefull port" Skala Oropou by mindcrime

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Skala Oropou is the seaport part of Oropos. It’s located about 50km NE from Athens, Attica. It’s not attractive at all but from there you can take the ferry to Eretria and explore Evia island. A lot of people from Athens have their country houses at Oropos and many more come in weekends for the beach. There are buses from Athens (1 hour bus ride) so the main beach of Oropos gets really crowed on Sundays when also tour buses bring people for swimming (they stay 2 hours and return). There are about 1300 ihabitants and the main business is agriculture or at least used to be, the last years many people opened café, restaurants and focusing on tourism during the warmer months as Oropos has lot more people that come every summer. The architecture in general is a disaster near the sea with no plan at all but you can still find some churches and squares around but also some nice houses that are located up on the hills.

history of Oropos

The history of the area goes back to Ancient Greece. The area was always important because of its location between Athens and Viotia and opposite Evia. The written texts at the Sanctuary of Ampiarion gave a lot of information about Oropos and the rich era of that period. Famous writers of Ancient Greece (Herodotus, Aristotelis etc) also referred to Oropos and some of them said that Oropos was the ancient GREA of Homer. Some people say that when the people from Italy came to Greece the first people they met were the people of Grea and that’s why the greek people are known as Greci! Athens and Viotia fight many times to occupy Oropos.

Things to do:

-swim swim swim!
-eat fresh fish at one of the taverns. There are also some cafes and some clubs for the night. There is a also a cinema, CINE OROPOS at Pindarou 5(tel:2295038979)

-If you come to Oropos don’t miss the Oracle Amphiarion of ancient Oropos which is located close to Kalamos village (10’ by car from Oropos).
-Drive along the coast to Chalkutsi, Dilessi and Avlida.

  • Last visit to Skala Oropou: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated Aug 18, 2014
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