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

Attractions & Things to Do in Karystos Evia

Promenade of Karystos

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

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Port of Karystos

Small fishing & sailing boat port without any ferry-boat connection but with a functional marina able to offer basic amenities to tourist boats.

← W
< 1km
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.

→ E
< 1km

Archaeological Museum of Karystos

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

→ E
< 1km
The front side of the cathedral of St. Nikolaos in Karystos.
photo: NH53 / CC BY 2.0

St. Nikolaos Church

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

↗ NE
< 1km

Agia Pelagia Islet of Karystos

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.

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

Castello Rosso


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

↗ NE
≈ 3.7km

Mount Ochi, Evia

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.

Dragon 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.

River Valley & Waterfall of Platanistos

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

→ E
≈ 11.3km

Port of Marmari, Evia

Well-functioning port of a picturesque fishing village that has a daily connection with Rafina (mainland) through a one-hour ferry boat trip.

↖ NW
≈ 13.7km

Dimosari Gorge & Waterfalls, Karystos Evia

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

↗ NE
≈ 17.2km

Cape Cavo D'Oro


Notorious for the harsh weather and the numerous shipwrecks, gives its name to the broader area.


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

↘ SE
≈ 43.7km

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.