Chalkida is the capital and main port of Evia. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes (97km) from "Eleftherios Venizelos" Athens Airport.
Chalkida is built on both sides of the Strait of Euripus. Its characteristic is the Bridge of Evripos with the phenomenon of changing the direction of the waters every six hours (tide of Evripos). Even on the mainland dominates the Ottoman castle of Karabakos, which is definitely worth a visit. Also the Lighthouse of Bad Head, the Mytika Towers, the Sanctuary of Artemis of Aulidia, the Roman aqueduct, the Archaeological and the Folklore Museum are places that adorn Chalkida and that are worth visiting.
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