There are many beautiful regions and towns found scattered all over the island of Evia. It is this wonderful variety that makes visiting Evia such a pleasure. The northern region of Evia is considered by many to be the most beautiful on the island.
It is the perfect combination of sea and mountain, where the lush and rich vegetation stretches down to the crystal blue waters that sap up against the shore. With this immense natural beauty and the peace and tranquillity that the region provides, it is not hard to see why so many people fall in love with this part of Northern Evia.
One of the most famous towns in all of Evia is that of Edipsos (Aidipsos), also known as the spa city due to the many natural spas that are found here. Edipsos is a beautiful place to visit throughout the year, and each season brings with it a beautiful variety of new colours, aromas and scenery.
Edipsos is easily accessible from all over Greece. From the city of Athens, the distance is just 151 km crossing by ferry boat from Akitisa. From the capital of Chalkida on Evia, the distance is 171km and you can travel there directly by car over the bridge connecting Chalkida and the mainland.
The town of Edipsos is one that offers visitors a wonderful variety of activities and excursions. It is a region that is well-catered for tourism, and you will find an excellent selection of restaurants and cafe bars. It is also an ideal base from which visitors can venture out and explore some of the beautiful surrounding regions.
There are more than 80 spring spas and thermal baths in and around Edipsos, where the water temperature varies from 28 – 86 Centigrade. These natural waters are well known for their healing properties, and many sufferers of rheumatism, arthritis and various inflammations have reaped the benefits of the spa’s natural healing abilities.
As well as the therapeutic facilities available in Edipsos, visitors can also enjoy many other activities. During the summer season, the beautiful beaches around the region are perfect for bathing and water sports.
There are also many cultural and athletic events that take place each year including beach volley and rackets, as well as dance, music and theatre festivals that are attended by groups from all over the world. If you are visiting Edipsos during these events you should definitely try to attend as they are a wonderful experience.
There are also many interesting monasteries scattered around the area that are well worth visiting. These include the monasteries of Agios Georgios Ilion, Osios David of Rovies and the Church of Agios Ioannis Rossos.
These monasteries provide a fascinating insight into the traditions and culture of the region. Religious tourism is very popular in Evia, and you can enjoy an organised tour of some of the most popular locations should you wish.
For accommodation in Edipsos, you will find a huge range of hotels, apartments and other facilities. A number of them will offer spa treatments and therapies inside the hotel, while others may have a spa pool where you can relax and enjoy the natural healing elements of the famous waters.
Edipsos is a great place to visit any time of the year. It is perfect for a weekend break or even a day trip from across the mainland. With frequent ferry services from Arkitsa to Edipsos, and also from Glyfa to Agiokambos, there is really no excuse for not popping over and enjoying a rewarding break.