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Evia

Wakacje Evia

In brief

  • the second largest Greek island
  • it is only 40 m from the mainland
  • rocky coasts, sandy beaches and cliffs
  • olive and fig groves

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According to mythology, it owes the fact of being an island to the conflict of gods. It allegedly broke away from the Thessaly under the stroke of Poseidon's tridentine, when he was fighting with Zeus. It is separated from the land by a strait, which is only 40 meters wide at its narrowest point! Evia resorts are visited by the Greeks from Thessaly and Athens, who know where to look for a holiday relaxation away from the crowded resorts, yet close to home. They are followed by an increasing number of ksenoi – foreigners.

Eubea (Greek name of Evia), the second largest Greek island, has 3 654 km² and is 180 km long. The coastline is 680 km long and is very diversified, with rocky coastlines, sandy beaches and cliffs, which make up the picturesque Eubea’s landscape. The eastern coast is more wild and inaccessible, while the western coast is more developed. Over 80% of Evia's surface area is mountainous, with the highest peak being Dirfis - 1743 m above sea level. The road network, although systematically modernised, is rather poor. The island's landscapes also include olive and fig groves, aubergine and wheat fields, sheep pastures. There are ancient ruins, medieval castles, Byzantine churches and traditional villages.

The location of the island influenced its history. Since antiquity, various rulers have usurped their rights to it. In the early Middle Ages, it was ruled by the Byzantium and then by the Venetians, who called it Negroponte. It was under Turkish rule for about 400 years and it was eventually incorporated into free Greece in 1830. Today's Eubea is a peaceful, visitor-friendly landscape with no ambition to become another centre of mass tourism. Maintaining the island's originality, it has excellent communication with the mainland and is a great starting point for trips to various parts of the beautiful olive country, which are enabled by numerous ferry connections and a bridge from Chalkida, the island's capital city, to the mainland.

Eretria has been the island's most important city, after Chalkida, since ancient times. Today, Eretria is one of the most famous tourist destinations on the island, with good hotels, beautiful beaches and regular ferry and land connections. There is a seaside boardwalk, taverns, bars, clubs and shops. Some fragments of the ancient town have been preserved among the modern buildings, it is also worth visiting the ruins of the amphitheatre opposite the Archaeological Museum, the bathhouse not far from the harbour, the Izyda Temple to the southeast of the city and the remains of the early Christian basilica in Agia Kyriaka, 3 km from Eretria.

Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Flight duration: Poland–Athens - approx. 2.5 h; transfer: Athens – Evia – approx. 2.5 h

Local time: GMT + 1h

Language: Modern Greek; communication in English, French and German also possible.

Currency: Euro (EUR).

Voltage: 220 V.

Prices in tavern: lunch – from 12 EUR, Greek salad from 5 EUR, drink – from 2 EUR, coffee – from 2 EUR, beer – from 2 EUR, wine – from 4 EUR.

Car rental: from approx. 50 EUR/day; petrol - approx. 1.7 EUR; recommended international driving licence and using the services of well-known car rentals.

Beaches: free, rental of a sunbed with an umbrella – approx. 6-8 EUR/day.

Obligatory tourist tax: Customers are covered by an obligatory tourist tax in the amount of: 0.25-4 EUR/day/room/depending on the categorisation of the hotel; the fee collected since 01.01.2018, paid in the hotel. Hotels:                                             Apartments: 1* and 2* – 0.5 EUR/day                      1* and 2* – 0.25 EUR/day3* – 1.5 EUR/day                            3* – 0.5 EUR/day4* – 3 EUR/day                               4* – 1 EUR/day5* – 4 EUR/day

Local trips: organized by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility that, if there is not enough participants, a trip may be canceled.

 


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Athens — a visit to the capital and also the largest city in Greece, the history of which is 3400 years old. At the beginning - a visit to the Acropolis Museum, where exhibits from Athenian excavations have been collected. A walk by the Dionysus Theater, the Herod Atticus Odeon to Acropolis - the heart of Athens, where the most famous Athenian buildings are located - the Parthenon, the Erechtheum, the Nike Apteros Temple and Propylon. Lunch break. Next, a walk to the Plaka district - picturesquely situated at the foot of the Acropolis, famous for its winding streets, full of atmospheric taverns and shops. A walk along the Roman Agora and the ruins of the Hadrian's Library to the Monastiraki Square. Free time. Day trip. Price - approx. 82 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - 50% of the price (includes lunch; does not include: entry fees: Acropolis - approx. 20 EUR, Acropolis Museum - approx. 5 EUR).

Argolida — the most important places in the Argolida Peninsula. Visiting the Mycenae: the ruins of the Mycenaean citadel from the 14th century BC with the famous Lion's Gate, graves discovered by Heinrich Schliemann, and among them a monumental example of the construction art of the Mycenaan civilization - the Treasury of Atreus, with a magnificent fifteen-meter corridor leading to the center. A drive to Nafplio - one of the most beautiful cities of Greece, with the majestic Palamidi fortress, a port and Bourtzi islet opposite the port. The atmospheric streets encourage you to take a stroll or short stop for coffee and ice cream. A drive to the Epidaurus, with a classic theater with famous acoustics. Cultural events of the Greek Festival take place here in the summer. Day trip. Price - approx. 86 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - 50% of the price (includes lunch; does not include: entry fees: Epidauros - approx. 12 EUR, Mycenae - approx. 12 EUR).

Meteoron - a trip to “suspended in the air” monasteries. On the tops of the steep and inaccessible Meteoras dozens of buildings were built, of which only about a dozen have survived to this day. Visiting two of six presently functioning monasteries. Meteoras is unique on a world scale - monasteries are entered on UNESCO list, the view from the above is breathtaking. Next, a visit to a workshop of icons, where you can learn about the method of their creation. Day trip. Price - approx. 86 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - 50% of the price (includes lunch; does not include — entry fees to monasteries - approx. 3 EUR each).

Delphi — a trip to the city which used to be considered as a centre of the earth and the universe and have played an important role in a classic, Greek world. Visiting archeological ruins, the Temple of Appollo, the Treasury of Athenians erected to commemorate the victory over Persians at Marathon, a visit to Castalia water sources. A stop on the way back in Levadia. Day trip. Price - approx. 70 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - 50% of the price (includes dinner; does not include: entry fees - approx. 12 EUR each).

Cruise to the islands of the Saronic Gulf — the programme includes the largest and the most famous island of the bay - Egina with amazing beaches and climate. This is one of the favourite spots of Greeks for holidays. Next, romantic and peaceful island - Poros. At the end, the favourite place for artists and intellectuals, looking for a break from the noise of Athens - a phenomenal Hydra with the houses of 18th century captains, picturesque ports with magnificent architecture and... a car traffic ban. Day trip. Price - approx. 100 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - 50% of the price (includes lunch).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

Athens — a visit to the capital and also the largest city in Greece, the history of which is 3400 years old. At the beginning - a visit to the Acropolis Museum, where exhibits from Athenian excavations have been collected. A walk by the Dionysus Theater, the Herod Atticus Odeon to Acropolis - the heart of Athens, where the most famous Athenian buildings are located - the Parthenon, the Erechtheum, the Nike Apteros Temple and Propylon. Lunch break. Next, a walk to the Plaka district - picturesquely situated at the foot of the Acropolis, famous for its winding streets, full of atmospheric taverns and shops. A walk along the Roman Agora and the ruins of the Hadrian's Library to the Monastiraki Square. Free time. Day trip. Price - approx. 82 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - 50% of the price (includes lunch; does not include: entry fees: Acropolis - approx. 20 EUR, Acropolis Museum - approx. 5 EUR).

Argolida — the most important places in the Argolida Peninsula. Visiting the Mycenae: the ruins of the Mycenaean citadel from the 14th century BC with the famous Lion's Gate, graves discovered by Heinrich Schliemann, and among them a monumental example of the construction art of the Mycenaan civilization - the Treasury of Atreus, with a magnificent fifteen-meter corridor leading to the center. A drive to Nafplio - one of the most beautiful cities of Greece, with the majestic Palamidi fortress, a port and Bourtzi islet opposite the port. The atmospheric streets encourage you to take a stroll or short stop for coffee and ice cream. A drive to the Epidaurus, with a classic theater with famous acoustics. Cultural events of the Greek Festival take place here in the summer. Day trip. Price - approx. 86 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - 50% of the price (includes lunch; does not include: entry fees: Epidauros - approx. 12 EUR, Mycenae - approx. 12 EUR).

Meteoron - a trip to “suspended in the air” monasteries. On the tops of the steep and inaccessible Meteoras dozens of buildings were built, of which only about a dozen have survived to this day. Visiting two of six presently functioning monasteries. Meteoras is unique on a world scale - monasteries are entered on UNESCO list, the view from the above is breathtaking. Next, a visit to a workshop of icons, where you can learn about the method of their creation. Day trip. Price - approx. 86 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - 50% of the price (includes lunch; does not include — entry fees to monasteries - approx. 3 EUR each).

Delphi — a trip to the city which used to be considered as a centre of the earth and the universe and have played an important role in a classic, Greek world. Visiting archeological ruins, the Temple of Appollo, the Treasury of Athenians erected to commemorate the victory over Persians at Marathon, a visit to Castalia water sources. A stop on the way back in Levadia. Day trip. Price - approx. 70 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - 50% of the price (includes dinner; does not include: entry fees - approx. 12 EUR each).

Cruise to the islands of the Saronic Gulf — the programme includes the largest and the most famous island of the bay - Egina with amazing beaches and climate. This is one of the favourite spots of Greeks for holidays. Next, romantic and peaceful island - Poros. At the end, the favourite place for artists and intellectuals, looking for a break from the noise of Athens - a phenomenal Hydra with the houses of 18th century captains, picturesque ports with magnificent architecture and... a car traffic ban. Day trip. Price - approx. 100 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - 50% of the price (includes lunch).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

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