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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

  • Last visit to Chalkis: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated Aug 13, 2008
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    I'm sure it must be weird to see that stream change direction every 6 hours, even if you know the explanation.

    • mindcrime's Profile Photo
      Sep 11, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      indeed! but I'm even more surprised of how poor were my tips 6-7 years before :)

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2010 at 12:51 AM

    Good tips here. We would really like to re-visit Evia, such a diverse island.


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