Kymi - Evia

Kymi is a charming port town that is located on the eastern coast of the island of Evia, approximately 87km from the capital of Chalkida. There are around 3000 residents in Kymi and it is the capital town of the Karystos region of Evia.

The town if a very pretty one that was built amphitheatrically on a hill near to the coast and provides some wonderful views stretching out over the Aegean sea. Kymi is often referred to as the "Balcony of the Aegean".

As well as being the main harbour that connects Kymi with the island of Skyros, it is a very historic and interesting town with a rich and varied history. It has a strong maritime tradition and in the 19th century had a very strong economy.

The export of a variety of local products including olive oil, silk and wine were the main sources of income for the town, and their products were exported all over the country.

There are a number of interesting sights and places to visit when you are in Kymi. The Folklore Museum is one of the most popular and here you can see a wide range of exhibits of old artifacts, textiles, ceramics and much more.

Other parts of the town that are popular with visitors include the Castle of Agios Georgios ( Saint George ), and the church of Agios Athanasios which is located in the main square.

During the summer months you can enjoy swimming at a number of local beaches including Platana, Kalogiros, Stomio and Mourteri - all of which are a short distance from Kymi. These beaches are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the cool refreshing waters of the Aegean sea.

Along the coastal road of Kymi you will find a great choice of cafe bars and local tavernas where you can enjoy a drink or a tasty home cooked meal. You'll find lots of places offering fresh sea food including lobsters.

From Kymi you can easily venture out and start exploring some of the other wonderful locations in Evia. The island is one that is ideal for visiting throughout the year and has lots of great places to see and enjoy.