A unique tidal phenomenon, fabulous seafood and all of Evia at your doorstep await you in Chalkidia
The city of Chalkida sits across from the long narrow island of Evia, the second-largest island in Greece, but you don’t have to take a boat to get there. Instead, there are two bridges. The magnificent suspension bridge is highly impressive but the real magic, the ‘crazy waters’ of the Gulf of Evia, is best seen from the old bridge just beyond it. It may seem like a really small tide for those used to the Atlantic but its behaviour is seen nowhere else on this planet.
Every six hours the tides here change direction, for reasons that science is still unable to fully explain. Hundreds of visitors come almost daily from Athens, though probably not only to see this bizarre natural phenomenon. More likely, they are drawn by the warm atmosphere, the cafes and bars, the walks by the shore and the delicious seafood.