"Chalkida" Top 5 Page for this destination Chalkis by mindcrime
Chalkis Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 76 photos
Chalkida is about 70km north of Athens, about an hour by car but you can also go there by bus or train. It’s the capital of Evia island right over Evripus strip. In fact Chalkida city is built partly on Evia and partly at Viotia (mainland of Greece). The connection with Evia is easy because of two bridges, the old one (a historical bridge that used to be wooden and it’s nice to walk on) and the modern bridge (built in 1993) for the car traffic. Most of the visitors are people from Athens and the town near Chalkida so don’t expect to find any tourists around. It's just a nice day trip from the capital.
There are some interesting sights like the castle, the old bridge, some museums(archeological, folklore), some interesting buildings (the Red House, The House Of Statues, The Town Hall), the promenade with lots of cafes and taverns (with fresh fish but not so cheap), the medieval church of Agia Paraskevi, a mosque, the aqueduct, some beaches around etc
The most interesting thing about Chalkida was the weird phenomenon of Evripus waters. The stream change direction every 6 hours and you can see it over the old bridge.
Chalkida is the hometown of many famous greek people like the composer Skalkotas, the poet Skaribas, the painter Mitaras, the actor Makris etc
If you stand at the old bridge over Evripos channel you will probably notice a strange natural phenomenon. The water... more travel advice
The first thing you can do after watching the waters from the old bridge is to walk along the promenade. You can sit at... more travel advice
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