Eretria Evia

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.

Eretria Evia Attractions

Promenade of Eretria

Located next to Archeou Theatrou street. Is a paved seafront, the heart of the summer social life that hosts numerous tavernas, cafés, and bars.

A picture of the Ancient Theatre of Eretria that is behind the fence and below the trees surrounding the site.
photo: George E. Koronaios

Ancient Theatre of Eretria

Constructed in the 5th century BC, it is the most remarkable among the ruins of the ancient city. It's currently under maintenance.

The exterior of St. Demetrius Church in Avlonari, Evia.
distant ≈ 41.8km

Saint Demetrius Church, Avlonari Evia

Byzantine church from the 13th century AD, located at the settlement Chània, just 1 km away from the picturesque village of Avlonari.

Temple of Isis

Temple founded during the 4th century BC that is dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis. That confirms the trading relations of that era.

Temple of Apollo Daphnephoros

Situated in the core of the ancient city of Eretria, it was a religious center and the main place of worshiping during the centuries.

Kastelli Hill (Acropolis of Eretria)

Apart from the stunning view, Kastelli Hill hosts remains of the ancient acropolis including fortifications and a temple of Goddess Athena.

Remains of the ancient settlement still visible at the Archaeological Site of Viglatouri Hill.
distant ≈ 47.1km

Archaeological Site in Viglatouri

About 3 kilometers from the sea, remains of the ancient settlement that thrived during the 8th century BC cover the biggest part of the hill.

Venetian Tower, Agia Triada Island

Located on a private island opposite to Eretria, owned by the Papanikolaou family, this Venetian tower is visible from the coast.

A small fishing boat anchored at the marina of Eretria on Evia island.
photo: Jebulon

Marina of Eretria (Limanaki)

Small port on the east side of the city with numerous fishing ships. Located on the “island of dreams” that can be reached on foot from the town.

Eretria Evia Things to Do

Crowd in front of the stage of the Rockwave Festival at TerraVibe park in Malakasa.
photo: Thaliapap
distant ≈ 25km
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Rockwave Festival, TerraVibe Malakasa

A few kilometers out of Athens, this rock music festival attracts world-class famous bands. It is the biggest music festival in Greece.

An iron bridge and the flow of Manikiatis Stream through lush vegetation.
distant ≈ 48.7km

Manikiatis River

River of Evia which has its springs at Kserovouni Mountain and flows into the Aegean Sea to the east covering a distance of 25 kilometers.

Eretria Evia Museums

An exhibit of the Archaeological Museum of Eretria depicting a clay-head of a woman dating from ca.500 BCE.
photo: Jebulon

Archaeological Museum of Eretria

The Eretria Museum exhibits local excavation findings from the Early Bronze Age until the Roman times. Descriptions only in Greek and French. Voila!

Ancient House of Mosaics

House built in 370BC and destroyed by fire only a century later. It has well-preserved mosaics depicting griffins, sphinxes, and Europe's abduction.

Eretria Evia Beaches

The beach of Schinias and some facilities of the local beach bar.
distant ≈ 48.4km

Schinias Beach, Marathon

Sandy & very shallow long beach that is ideal for families. It is close to the historical city of Marathon and to the homonymous national park.

Beach of Eretria

On the east coast of the settlement is located the homonymous long sandy beach that even offers some shadow with the series of palm trees.

Eretria Evia Day Trips


The doorway to the second largest Greek island, Evia, this little town's promenade is enjoyable, as are numerous points of historical interest.


You probably won't avoid passing by the capital. The cradle of Western thinking, Athens is a vibrant city rich with history, arts, and nightlife.

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 Eretria Evia

Why Visit Eretria Evia?
  • Ancient naval power, its name means literally the "City of the Rowers".
  • Located at the western coast has a view of the southern Gulf of Evia.
  • Notable ancient city abandoned in 1 BC and refounded in 1824.