Karystos Evia

  • Carystus
  • Karistos
  • Carystos FR
  • Caristo ES

Town in Central Greece

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, Sights & Things to Do in or near Karystos Evia

Promenade of Karystos

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

A photo of the Port of Karystos taken from it dock.
← W   < 1km

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.

A picture depicting the Boutzi of Karystos at the edge of the coastline.
photo: Jebulon
→ E   < 1km

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 main entrance of the Giokalio Cultural Foundation building that hosts the Archaeological Museum of Karystos.
→ 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.

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

St. Nikolaos Church of Karystos

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

A picture of the Agia Pelagia Islet at Karystos Bay and the calm sea waters around.
↙ SW   ≈ 3.5km

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
↗ NE   ≈ 3.7km

Castello Rosso of Karystos

« Kokkinokastro »

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

The impressive Ochi mountain with snowy peaks as a background of the town of Karystos.
↗ NE   ≈ 9.3km

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.

A picture of the main entrance of the Dragon House in Mount Ochi which is built only by big stones.
↗ NE   ≈ 9.4km

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.

The waterfall of Platanistos surrounded by dense vegetation.
→ E   ≈ 11.3km

River Valley & Waterfall of Platanistos

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

A panoramic photo of the Port of Marmari on Evia island.
↖ NW   ≈ 13.7km

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.

A small waterfall in the Dimosari Gorge close to Karystos.
↗ NE   ≈ 17.2km

Dimosari Gorge & Waterfalls, Karystos Evia

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

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

Cape Cavo D'Oro

« Kafireas »

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

A photo showing a part of the Chora (main settlement) of Andros, Greece.
↘ SE   ≈ 43.7km


Northernmost and second-largest island of the Cyclades complex with a green landscape that differs from the typical Cycladic scenery.

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.
  • Access from Rafina Port.