Karystos Evia

Karystos combines waterfalls and mountains with fishing villages and historical sites in a remote and picturesque destination in southern Evia.

The promenade of Karystos with some small boats in the sea and the snowy peak of Ochi mountain in the background.
photo: NH53 / CC BY 2.0

Karystos Evia Attractions

A picture depicting the Boutzi of Karystos at the edge of the coastline.
photo: Jebulon

Bourtzi Castle of Karystos

Probably the most impressive attraction of the seafront promenade, it is a two-storey, hexagonal fortification erected in 1350 by the Venetians.

The front side of the cathedral of St. Nikolaos in Karystos.
photo: NH53 / CC BY 2.0

Saint Nicholas Church

Cathedral dedicated to the patron Saint of the settlement. A structure that dates from the second half of the 19th century.

Karystos Marina

The numerous anchored sailing and fishing boats by the shore, together with tavernas and the cafeterias compose an island-like atmosphere.

Dragon's House in Mount Ochi

Distinctive worship structure that was in use between the 5th and the 1st century BC and is considered as a sanctuary of Zeus and Hera.

A photo taken outside the Castello Rosso of Karystos and shows a part of the walls.
photo: Jebulon

Castello Rosso (Kokkinokastro)

Medieval fortification that was built between 1209 and 1216 by the Lombard administration.

Karystos Evia Things to Do

Waterfall of Platanistos (Bridge of Lovers)

Wooden tables of the area construct an ideal picnic spot among dense vegetation and running waters.

A small waterfall in the Dimosari Gorge close to Karystos.
needs caution

Dimosari Gorge, Lenosei Evia

For centuries the main connecting path of South Evia offers a 10 kilometers exciting hiking path.

Hiking on Mount Ochi

Located at the southmost part of Evia, has an altitude of 1.398 meters and is famous for the enigmatic ancient structures served as sanctuaries.

Agia Pelagia Church (Islet)

Located in the east part of Karystos bay, a picturesque small island with a chapel possible to be reached with a raft from the nearby beaches.

An overview of the Cape Cavo D'Oro with waves crashing on the shore.
distant ≈ 29.1km

Cape Cavo D'Oro

The «Kafireas» cape is notorious for the harsh weather and the numerous shipwrecks, gives its name to the broader area.

Karystos Evia Museums

Archaeological Museum of Karystos

Housed in the west part of Giokalio Cultural Foundation building, it hosts local excavation findings since its inauguration in 1989.

Karystos Evia Day Trips


Unlike the typical Cycladic scenery, in Andros, the blue sea blends with jagged rocks and lush green hills. It's an undiscovered gem.

Questions & Answers about Karystos Evia

Why Visit Karystos Evia?
  • Ideal combination of sea and mountain composing a fascinating natural landscape.
  • Authentic Greek lifestyle, not so many tourists, feels like an island.
  • Easy access from Rafina Port in Attica.