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GNTO Promotes Evia As All Year Round Destination

Evia_IMG_1422_Evia_IMG_1169The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) in collaboration with the Region of Evia recently held a workshop for the promotion of Evia as a four season destination to the Benelux market.

Presentations took place in Brussels and Amsterdam and included the participation of hoteliers from the island who held B2B meetings with foreign tour operators, travel agents and journalists.

Some Facts on Evia

The Halkida bridge connects Evia with the mainland of Greece.

The Halkida bridge connects Evia with the mainland of Greece.

Evia, the second largest island of Greece, lies on a prominent position very close from the mainland. By crossing the two bridges that connect Evia with the mainland, one can reach Athens International Airport in just 45 minutes.

According to the GNTO, the island offers 70,000 beds in total, spread through 1,100 tourism accommodations of all categories; from 5-star resorts to self catered villas and campsites.

The island’s infrastructure and services are accessible to different budgets and all types of holidays.

During their stay, visitors have the opportunity to discover the island’s unique natural beauty that ideally combines sunny beaches with alternative tourism activities that include hiking, mountain biking, climbing, off road, 4X4 jeep excursions and kite surfing.

Metochi Beach. Just one of Evia's hidden gems.

Metohi Beach. Just one of Evia’s hidden gems.

The island’s main attractions include:
– the wide tidal phenomenon that occurs at the narrow strait of Evripos in Chalkida, where the water changes direction every six hours
– the petrified Forest in North Evia
– the Drakospita (Houses of Dragons) ancient buildings that exist since the third century BC
– Greco-Roman archaeological sites, medieval towers

Apart from the numerous festivals and cultural events held in the villages of Evia, visitors will be warmly welcomed by the locals to mingle and taste the culinary dishes in the local “tavernas” at very reasonable prices.

EDIPSOS_eviaThermal spa destination
Since antiquity, Evia has been one of Greece’s most popular thermal spa destinations.

The natural spring of Edipsos is among the three hottest in the world, rich in mineral salts.

The island’s climate, in combination with its crystal clear sea, places Evia as an excellent thalassotherapy destination for tourism, relaxation and healing.

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