Attractions & Things to Do in Chalkida
Promenade of Chalkida
The meeting point for the city that hosts restaurants & cafeterias, while it serves mainly as a central square especially during the summer.
Old Bridge of Chalkida«Evripos»
Sliding bridge constructed in 1962, it is the trademark that connects the two parts of the city.
Monument of National Resistance
At the city seafront promenade stands the statue of the Greek resistance between 1941 and 1944.
Emir Zade Mosque
Well-preserved Muslim temple built during the Ottoman period at the end of the 15th century, standing at the central square of Chalkida.
Archaeological Museum of Chalkida
The old Archaeological Museum is a neoclassical structure that dates from the early-20th century and hosts findings from the Evia region.
St. Paraskevi Church of Chalkida
Dedicated to the city's patron Saint, it was built by the Latin Church during the Frankish occupation in the distinctive Gothic architecture.
St. Demetrius Church
The city cathedral located at the renovated St. Demetrius square and built in 1837 just after the city's liberation from the Turks.
Karababa Castle, Xirovrisi
Standing on Kanithos hill, it was built by the Turks in 1684, but it reminds European fortifications since it was designed by a Venetian architect.
The House with the Statues (Lyceum)
Impressive mansion at the seafront promenade of the city, famous for the four clay statues on its roof.
Red House of Maliou Family
Municipality owned distinctive mansion that is located at the northern part of the seafront promenade of Chalkida, and dates from 1884.
Marina of Bourkari, Chalkida
A wind-protected small marina that hosts numerous fishing and sailing boats, while it’s an ideal place for a promenade.
Roman Aqueduct of Chalkida«Kamáres»
A water-supply project, that was built by the Romans and renovated by Venetians and Turks.
One of the most ancient towns in Greece, Eretria is a family-friendly destination with tons of antiquities, a seaside walkway, and a long sandy beach.
Amarynthos (Vathia), Evia
Coastal village eastern of Eretria that is famous for its picturesque tavernas and the good food including the excellent local fish.
Questions & Answers about Chalkida
Why Visit Chalkida?
- Waters change direction every 6 hours due to a tidal phenomenon in Euripus Strait.
- The "crazy-waters" city is among the favorite weekend destinations of Athenians.
- 2 bridges connect the second-largest Greek island, Evia with the mainland.