On the south coast of Evia there are two charming villages that will take you back to simpler times.
Petries is a traditionally beautiful village on the south coast of Evia with panoramic views, fir trees, fountains and stone houses. The old mills scattered around the village will take you back to the past. In the village square just under the big plane, you can enjoy coffee, local delicacies and fine wines.
Very close to Petries is the wonderfully friendly fishing village of Agioi Apostoloi. Every morning fisherman cast their nets and by lunch time, the smell of grilled fish floats from local taverns through the cobble-stoned streets. At the full moon of July and August, the village hosts the Festival of Sardines. It is a wonderful event that brings guests from all over the island to the village to celebrate, dance and share food. Agioi Apostoloi also offers a choice of cafes, bars, tavernas, restaurants and confectioneries. For all-night drinking and dancing, visit Karavo Aliveri and visit one of the many bars and clubs on the strip.
There are also dozens of beaches nearby. Beaches like Kakolimano, Klimaki, Liani Ammos, Stomio and Heromili where you can swim in the azure waters of the Aegean. Most of these beaches have beach bars that play tranquil music and serve refreshing cocktails and tempting dishes. For those travellers who seek peace, there are many undiscovered beaches that are ideal for quiet exploration.
No matter your tastes or preferences, Agioi Apostoloi offers guests plenty of opportunities to relax, try local delicacies and have fun. As it is only 160 km outside Athens, all that’s left is for you to come visit and discover it’s unique beauty all on your own.
There is easy access to Petries from Athens via highway or ferry. Ferries depart from Oropou-Eretria and Agia Marina-Nea Styra daily.