Evia, Greece

Evia, Greece Travel Information

According to holidaysort, Evia (Euboea) (Greek: Εύβοια, Evvia) is an island in the Aegean Sea that is part of Greece (Europe). Evia is the second largest island in Greece after the island of Crete. The capital of Evia is Chalcis (Chalkida). A number of major cities on Evia are: Eretria, Marmari and Karystos.

Evia has not really been discovered by tourists yet. Especially the Greek population itself comes all year round because of its favorable location in relation to Athens. Due to the length of the island, there is a lot to do. There are many densely forested areas in the north, while massive mountains and wide beaches can be found in the center and south of the island. In the center of the country you will find the largest mountain on the island, the Dirfys with a height of 1743 meters. Evia is best known among hikers because of its beautiful nature. See healthinclude for EU economy and currency.

Where is Evia located?

Travel information of Evia

Official name: Euboea
Continent: Europe
Area: 4,167 km²
Capital: Chalkis (Chalkida)
Country code: GR, GRC
Population: 210,210 inhabitants (2011)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 1,743 m (Dirfys)
Distance (Amsterdam – Chalkida): 2,080 km
Flight time: about 3 hours

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Evia that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs from Evia, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Evia. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Evia?

Weather and climate
Evia has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 to 15 degrees and in the summer months around 25 to 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Evia can be found on our extensive weather page.

Best time
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Evia. In this period you have the best chance of summer temperatures.

Greek is the official language on Evia. In addition, because of tourism, English is spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into Greek for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Greece: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Greek Embassy in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Greek Consulate in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Evia.

Malaria occurs on Evia. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency
On Evia you pay with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Evia can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Evia are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -22% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (33% cheaper), food (18% cheaper), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (36% cheaper) and public transport (50% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

It is customary on Evia to tip, even if this has already been included in the bill. Good service is about 5-10% tip.

Time difference
On Evia it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Evia is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone of Evia can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Evia you must drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Evia.
An overview of all ferry connections between the various Greek islands can be found on GTP.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Evia.

The same plugs and sockets are used on Evia as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Evia can be found on our electricity page (look under Greece).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112 or 100
– Fire: 112 or 199
– Ambulance: 112 or 166

Tap water
The water from the tap is drinkable, but due to the high chlorine content in many places, we recommend drinking bottled water.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Evia can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Greece (Evia) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Evia end in.gr.
Evia official websites: www.naevias.gr and visitgreece.gr.

The country code (international prefix) to call someone on Evia is 0030 or +30.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Evia? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
All Evia area codes can be found on Wikipedia.
Telephone numbers can be found in the Evia Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Evia.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Evia.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Evia.

Holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Evia can be found on Beleven.org.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Greece (Evia) in the Eurydice school guide.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Evia, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Evia?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Evia. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Evia can be found on Protected Planet.
Evia is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Evia? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Evia, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Evia, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Evia.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum allowed blood alcohol level is 0.5 for cars and 0.2 for motorcycles and novice drivers up to 2 years old.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Evia is connected to mainland Greece by a bridge?
… Evia is their favorite holiday destination for many Greeks?
… One can ski on Evia in winter?

Evia, Greece