Kymi: An island facing the Aegean
Kymi is a beautiful, picturesque town and port on the eastern coast of Evia. It is about 87 km from Chalkida and has about 3,000 inhabitants and is the seat of the metropolis of Karystia and Skyros.
It is built amphitheatrically on a hill overlooking the sea and offers a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea, which is why it is often called “the balcony in the Aegean”.
In addition to being a port that connects Evia with Skyros, Kymi is a city with history and very interesting sights. It has a strong maritime past and during the 19th century, it had an increased economy as it was a major commercial center.
The area of Kymi produces excellent products such as olive oil, figs, silk, and cocoons with which the famous handmade cocoons, wine, and cherries are made.
There are many attractions to visit during your stay in Kymi, such as the Folklore Museum, which has rich collections of folk-art objects, from everyday life of earlier times, books and documents, religious and patriotic relics, crafts, and handicrafts.
Other points of interest are the castle of Agios Georgios and the church of Agios Athanasios, which is in the central square of the town.
During the summer you can enjoy swimming at nearby beaches such as Platana, Kalogiros, Stomio Oxylithou, and Murteri, all within walking distance of Kymi.
Along the coastal road of Kymi, you will find many bars and tavernas with excellent food and fresh seafood and fish. The lobster pasta with fresh lobsters from local fishermen is famous.
Having Kymi as your base, you can explore and discover other areas of eastern Evia and beyond. It is a large island and offers many opportunities for activities throughout the year.
Visit www.kimis-aliveriou.gr to learn more about Kymi.