The Nileas River which flows from the foot of Mt. Xiron towards the Aegean Sea is one of the few places throughout northern Evia where the sport can be enjoyed in freshwater, though it should be noted that the gorge in which the river flows does not have water deep enough for continuous rowing and only portions of the river can be explored by canoe.
Unfortunately, the streams and rivers of northern Evia are not suited for kayaking, though sea kayaking is a popular sport along the coastal resorts of Agia Anna and Pefki. The best place to partake in this activity though, are the magical islets of Lihada (Lihadonisia). Dubbed the “Greek Seychelles”, the waters here calm and appear in an array of tropical colours. The small scattered islets are close enough to each for kayakers to take a swim at their beaches while continuing their navigation through the shallow waters.