In just 40 minutes in a sports car we will drive from Athens to Chalkida - the capital of the Greek island of Evia! On the way, landscapes will delight the eye and replace each other: plains, mountains, olive groves, the sea. Individual excursion for 1-2 people Duration 6 hours Children Without children How it goes By car € 300 per excursion Price for 1-2 people, regardless of the number of participants
On a huge bridge bearing the name of a Greek scientist, we will enter a city unique in its beauty and one of a kind:
- Unique - thanks to the Strait of Eurypus - a real miracle of nature. This is not only the opinion of the Greeks, but also of scientists from all over the world. The strait, which changes the movement of water every 6 hours, has been known for a long time. Many "minds" were struggling to solve a natural phenomenon! According to legend, Aristotle himself could not stand it and threw himself into these waters out of despair to find a clue in such a strange and inexplicable behavior of Eurypus!
- Unique in all of Greece - the city is located half on the mainland and half on the island, connected into one whole by an old bridge! It takes your breath away, standing on this ancient bridge, looking at the city.
Just imagine the beauty on both sides of Eurypus. The many-kilometer-long embankment of Chalkida, stretching into infinity, is equally beautiful, both on a sunny or rainy day, and in the evening, when everything is illuminated by millions of colored lights. At any time of the year, Chalkida can be summed up in one word - beauty! Despite its relatively close proximity to Athens, the city is not flooded with crowds of tourists and remains faithful to the Greeks who come to relax on the weekend. At this time, the embankment is revitalized, filled with Greek speech coming from numerous cafes, taverns and bars. Finding a free seat is problematic if you do not book in advance.
The lively promenade is so impressive that every time you are surprised how picturesque and beautiful it is. There are aromas everywhere, a fresh breeze blows, a mixture of coffee and sea smells, docked boats and speedboats, fishermen with fishing rods.
There are many fishermen in Chalkida, and even more seafood and fresh fish. If you wish, we can taste the freshest and delicious gifts of the Aegean Sea in any tavern you like. After a delicious meal or a walk, we will go to visit for a cup of coffee in a Greek house on the very seashore. Real island life and Greek speech. Agree, curious to see how the Greeks live?
Tip: grab a swimsuit or swimming trunks, access to the sea right from home in 2 steps. The hospitable hosts will not only treat you to coffee, but also offer to sunbathe on the veranda, from where you can enjoy a delightful view of the Evrypi Strait and the island of Evia. Enjoying the unforgettable panorama and beauty around you will feel even more how the Greeks are welcoming and open!
At your request, I propose to diversify our trip and go to the relics of St. John the Russian, which are located on this island. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to the village of Neo Prokopio, an hour's drive from Chalkis, to venerate the imperishable relics of the saint. Not only Greeks, but also foreigners know about miracles and healings of incurable diseases. Perhaps another miracle will happen after this trip to church!
- One-day excursion in time lasts 4-5 hours (excluding the road).
- Additional expenses: food, drinks, souvenirs, candles in the church.
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering an excursion.