Some of Evia’s most fascinating archaeological sites are the famous Drakospita located at various locations throughout the southern region of the island.
They are one of the earliest structures dedicated to worship throughout the country, dating back to the Neolithic Era (5000-3000 BC.) Their most impressive aspect Is the way they were built using megalithic masonry; huge stone slabs placed one on top of the other held in place by nothing other than their own weight.A common characteristic of the structures was the thin opening left at the roof in order to let light into the buildings. The best preserved examples of Drakospita are those found at the summit of Mt. Ochi, as well as a group of buildings just outside Styra at Palli-Lakka. Other Drakospita are located outside of Styra, Niborio, and Viglia.