Amarynthos - Evia Greece

Amarynthos, also known as Vatheia, is a coastal town located in the Southern Gulf of Evia, in the valley formed between the mountains Olympus and Kotylaio. It is 30 km from the city of Chalkida and 126 km from Athens.

According to mythology Amarynthos owes its name to the homonymous king of Evia Amarynthos. Another version says that the name of Amarynthos was derived from the ancient verb "amarysso".  

The history of Amarynthos spans five thousand years and the region is considered one of the most historically interesting parts of Evia. In antiquity Amarynthos was known as a place of worship of the goddess Artemis, and until the modern era was an important commercial center of South Evia.

Amarynthos is ideal for day trips or short trips from Athens while the beautiful natural landscape and clean beaches attract Greeks and foreign visitors all year round.

The area is famous for the excellent quality of the fish caught in the nearby fishing grounds and served in the coastal fish restaurants and tavernas that you will find in the area.

The main attractions of Amarynthos is the Cathedral of the Annunciation with the stunning marble iconostasis in the centre of the town, the Folklore Museum of Amarynthos, the Macedonian tomb in the area of Vlychos and the monastery for nuns of Saint Nicholas in Ano Vatheia.

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