Archaeology in Northern Evia


This large statue of a bull was found buried at the beach of the modern day village of Oreoi in 1965. The large monument with a height surpassing 3 metres dates back to 290 – 280 BC.
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Sitting at Evia’s northernmost point, the treacherous waters surrounding this famous cape have meant disaster for sailors throughout antiquity until recent years. Without a doubt, the most famous of these was the naval battle in which the Athenians held off Persian fleet during their second invasion under the leadership of Xerxes I.
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Today the region of Aidipsos in Northwest Evia is famous throughout Europe for its warm thermal waters that treat a number of chronic health problems.
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The ruins of an ancient temple honouring the goddess Artemis are located on a hill just outside the village of Pefki.
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Crumbling walls and a vague outline of foundations are all that is left of the acropolis of the ancient city of Oreoi. They are located just outside the eponymous seaside harbour and are all that remains of this city founded by Pericles.
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Only fragments remain of the thermal baths of Gialtra along its beach today. The thermal waters can be visited by the public.
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