Evia, Secret Greece
A coast remained genuine ...
Greece “as before” … a refreshing journey.
Evia is the second largest island in Greece after Crete. In antiquity, Aristeus son of Apollo, passed to have taught the men the art of raising flocks, bees and to do olive oil, still very famous products on the island!180 kilometers long, Evia owns 900 km of coastline, which gives an idea of the number of its bays and coves. Far from tourist paths, there are few foreigners, few boats and … good food at low prices.
1st September departure is made of Oreous, in the North of the island, with transfer from Athens Airport (RV at 4:30 pm) this is the reverse route from the one described below. The departure of June 30th is from Marmaris, small harbor
in the South of the island, easily accessible from Athens Airport : Just go to Rafina, port near the airport, and ferries connect Marmaris in an hour. Boarding is on Saturday evening at 7 pm for the welcome drink, but you can leave your luggage on the boat earlier if needed and, as we leave the next morning,you can also arrive later if your constraints
of airplane require (inform us then and beware : the last Ferry is at 7PM). At the end of the cruise on Saturday 7th July, we will take you back to Athens airport before 1pm (transfer back this time).
Powerful ancient city, Chalkis founded some thirty cities as far as Sicily and Southern Italy. In 480 BC it participated in the battle of Salamina against the Persians by sending 80 ships. Aristotle died there in 322 BC. Venetian domination come after the 4th crusade: to go up to the castle, vestige of this time, allows to have view and see the famous opening bridge that we will have to cross at night when the current, which
can reach 9 knots, reverses. It is the city of Greece that offers the largest variety of seafood …
It is time to pass the Thermopylae where Leonidas and his 300 Spartans resisted the Persian army,
then to engage in the Strait of Artemission where 270 Greek ships blocked the 1200 Persian boats
come to supply their army. After the death of Leonidas, the Greek fleet retreated towards Salamina, where place the decisive battle. In fact of Persians, we cross the colored war flags of 2 peaceful fishermen.