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


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.

The exterior of St. Demetrius Church in Avlonari, Evia by a large tree.
distant ≈ 41.8km

Saint Demetrius Church

Avlonari Evia

You should take a look at the little church and let it work on you. Magnificent interior. It is built on top of an ancient temple to Artemis (Diana).


Kastelli Hill (Acropolis of Eretria)

Apart from the stunning view, at Kastelli Hill you explore the ruins of Eretria's ancient acropolis and a temple to Goddess Athena.

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

Archaeological Site in Viglatouri

The ruins of an ancient town that thrived in the 8th century BC occupy the whole hill outside Viglatouri. No signage, hard to understand what you see.


Temple of Apollo Daphnephoros

Situated in the heart of the ancient city, the Temple of Apollo the Laurel Bearer was Eretria's center of worshiping for many centuries.


Temple of Isis

A rare temple to an Egyptian goddess, Isis, these ruins attest to the close trading relations between Egypt and Greece during the 4th century BC.

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.


Promenade of Eretria

The paved seafront of Eretria is the heart of social life, at least during summer. Here you find many tavernas, cafés, and bars.

Eretria Evia Day Trips


The gateway to the second largest Greek island, Evia, this little town's promenade is enjoyable, as are its 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)


Amarynthos (or Vathia) is a coastal village to the east of Eretria, famous for its tavernas and quality food, in particular fish barbeques.

Eretria Evia Beaches

Some facilities built on Schinias beach. The beach has small pebbles and sand.
distant ≈ 48.4km

Schinias Beach


Sandy and shallow, Schinias is a long beach ideal for families. It is close to the historical city of Marathon and the national park.


Beach of Eretria

A long, sandy beach with palm trees, the shade of which is sought after. Taverns nearby. Oh, and parties at the beach bars but at night.

Eretria Evia Why visit?

  • An ancient naval power, its name means literally the City of the Rowers.
  • The city established two colonies in Italy.
  • The city was abandoned in the 1st century BC and was refounded in 1824.

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 Festivals

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

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.

Eretria Evia Things to Do

An iron bridge and the Manikiatis River through lush vegetation.
distant ≈ 48.7km

Manikiatis River

Manikiatis river springs from Kserovouni, oddly named 'the dry mountain'. A 50-minute hike trail leads to a 15-meter waterfall.