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Chalkida, Greece


Chalkida highlights

Chalkida, particularly famous for the tidal phenomenon, is not only the main gate to the island of Euboea but also its administrative and commercial centre. Since it is just 80 km away from Athens is a popular destination for short get away from the busy movement and activity of the capital city.

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Last updated on: 30 March 2020

Chalkida description

Mentioned in the Iliad, the cosmopolitan city of Chalkida is the chief town of the island of Euboea, the second-largest Greek island in area and population, after Crete. It situated on the Euripus Strait that separates the Greek island of Euboea in the Aegean Sea from Boeotia in mainland.

A popular sight is the church of Saint Paraskevi (the patron saint of the island), among the oldest examples of early Dominican architecture surviving, and is one of the only early Dominican churches to retain its original form until the present. Besides, the central arch, the ceiling and walls of the south chapel are the best examples of Italian Gothic stone-carving in Greece. Also, some of the column capitals are Byzantine.

Chalkida is connected to the mainland Greece by two bridges, the Sliding Bridge (an ideal place to watch the unique tidal phenomenon) in the west at the narrowest point of the Euripus Strait and the Euripus Bridge, a suspension bridge. So you don’t have to take a boat to get there.

A special tidal phenomenon takes place in the strait, as strong tidal currents reverse direction once every six hours, creating strong currents and maelstroms.

Popular lively spots include the waterfront; a charming pedestrian street lined with cafes and restaurants buzzing with life day and night, with the delicious seafood and a warm atmosphere.

Popular sights include the Karababas fortress, a Venetian fort on the top of a hill that offers a bird’s eye view of the city and Evoikos Gulf. And, of course, the superb beaches are a must-do! There are many hidden gems as well.

Chalkida related tours

We at Monterrasol Travel welcome you to see Chalkida during multi-day private car tour. Contact us if you would like to customize your tour to Chalkida.

We have developed several tours that visiting this beautiful place. But, if you have a special conditions or any from these tours fit you, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can organize a tour exactly as you would like. And remember, we have no problems to take you from almost any place where you stay, hotel or private accommodation.


Summer Greece discovery from Athens: Delphi, Nafpaktos, Parga, Meteora, Chalkida. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 10 days (9 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Arta, Chalkida, Delphi, Ioannina, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Nafpaktos, Parga, Preveza, Rio, Trikala

Summer Greece discovery from Athens: Delphi, Nafpaktos, Parga, Meteora, Chalkida. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

season only tour

10 days

Price from € 1,874

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 14 days from Athens. Visit main Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 14 days (13 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Arta, Chalkida, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kalamata, Lamia, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Palace of Nestor, Patras, Pylos, Rio, Sparta, Trikala

This off-season tour is for people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit main UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the main UNESCO places in one tour.

off-season only tour

14 days

Price from € 1,843

 



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