Evia is known for stunning beaches and pristine natural sites. The second-largest island in Greece, Evia is located just a short drive away from Athens, making it the perfect spot for a quick getaway.
The heat index has spiked in the past few days all over the country, and Greek summer is here, bringing with it all that the country is known for, including fresh fish, all-day swimming in deep blue seas, and cocktails all night long.
Evia offers many less expensive vacation opportunities for those looking to escape the heat on a budget, and it is full of stunning beaches. Its capital, Chalkida, has more than eight beaches surrounding it.
What’s better, or more “summery,” than a city where locals walk around with their swimsuits on, carrying their beach towels as they head for the closest beach?
With so many beaches to choose from, travelers may be a bit overwhelmed while trying to pick the perfect spot to visit.
While all the beaches on Evia are beautiful, some stand out from the rest.
Chiliadou Beach is known for crystal clear waters
Chiliadou is a wonderful beach with both rocks and sand that is located almost one hour and 15 minutes away from Chalkida.
Situated in central Evia, the beach is a favorite for both locals and tourists during summer weekends. Despite this, it is very rarely crowded. Oftentimes, only a few people are at the beautiful beach.
Known for its clear, turquoise waters and secret caves, Chiliadou Beach is often compared to a tropical beach in the Caribbean.
The beach is also surrounded by lush, verdant forests with trees that stretch down to the sand, as well as unique, dramatic rock formations.
Camping lovers frequent the spot, so you may find many tents and campers under the thick trees.
If swimming makes you feel hungry, you will find countless tavernas offering fresh fish and traditional Greek dishes very close to the beach.
Agia Anna, a beautiful beach in northern Evia
Another extraordinary beach is that of Agia Anna. It is situated in northern Evia, less than a two hour-drive away from Chalkida.
Agia Anna Beach features long stretches of golden sandy beaches, and its deep blue waters attract countless tourists during the summer. There are many souvenir stores and tavernas around the beach as well.
Moreover, there is a campsite located close to the beach, in the middle of a pine tree forest, which is very popular among young people since it offers a cheap vacation.
Major plus: Everyone parks their cars far away from the beach, so you feel as though you’re in a summer paradise without the crowds.
Rovies Beach: perfect for swimmers
Rovies is the ideal choice for anyone interested in swimming in cool, clear, refreshing waters.
The quiet, calm beach is almost around one hour and 40 minutes away from Chalkida on the road to Edipsos.
Upon your arrival at the village of Rovies, you may not find the beach at once, so you could ask the friendly locals to show you the way to the beautiful beach.
Rovies is not as famous as other beaches in Evia, making it a great location for those looking to get away from it all. Although less well-known than other spots on the island, Rovies is not completely isolated.
Visitors can still find tavernas and coffee shops nearby to fuel up for their beach day.
Agiocampos is one of the best Evia beaches
Agiocampos is a bit further away than most other beaches mentioned above, but the longer drive is worth it, as the beach is a hidden treasure.
Agiocampos Beach has water that is so clear and blue that swimmers can easily sea the wide variety of fish that call the beach their home swimming under the waves.
Tourists and locals alike are extremely fond of the stunning beach, and it is widely considered one of the best on Evia.
As for the nightlife, the village surrounding the beach is full of bars and restaurants.
You can either drive to the beach, which takes approximately two hours from Chalkida, or go there by ferry from the ports of Glyfa and Arkitsa.
Many consider Mourteri Beach to be the best on the entire island. Located 10 km from the city of Kymi, Evia’s port city.
The sea at Mourteri Beach is a deep, rich blue, and the temperature of the water is even better–not too warm and not too cold.
The beach stretches nearly five km long and has what is a mix between stones and sand.
Although the beach is popular, it is so long that you rarely feel crowded. In fact, you may even feel like you’re on a secluded beach far away from the world.