Chalkida Travel Guide, Greece
Chalkida, Travel Guide- about the city
If you ask any tourist about getting some information about Chalkida Travel Guide, many of them would ask you to first locate this place on the map. This could be explained also because Chalkida has many names: Chalcis, Chalkis or Halkida, bearing traces of the ancient Greek language. It is located in the island of Euboea, the town having a connection with the mainland Greece with the help of two bridges, a suspension and a sliding one. It is 75 km northeast from Athens and one of the most important Greek ports.
Chalkida, Travel Guide- points of interest
If you are a fan of visiting unique places, then Chalkida is definitely one of them. Preserving its traditional touch, this amazing city exhibits extraordinary ancient collections which tell the story of the Rape of Antelope by Thiseas. It also brags itself with the findings dating from the Paleolithic era and the Headless Athena.
Other beautiful places which render the tourist bewitched are: a unique basilica, built on the site of the temple dedicated to the gods Apollo and Artemis, the simple but beautiful Town Hall, the Turkish Mosque, where the grave of Skaribas, a famous writer from Chalka can be found. The majority of mosques here have been converted into churches, Chalkida being the “heart” of the Orthodox archbishop. The sliding bridge also draws the attention of many newcomers due to its interesting mechanism of opening the connection with the world, reminding of the Venetian constructions. The Archaeological Museum of Chalkis also attracts many visitors interested in the cultural past and present of this city.
Chalkida, Travel Guide- a modern town
Besides the historical and cultural aspect of this town, Chalkida is a modern city, with welcoming shops, banks, bars, restaurants, hotels and clubs. Its short-distance from Athens, makes it the perfect destination for weekenders who come here to get rid of the agitated and noisy life of the capital. Besides the beautiful beaches, fresh air and sea food, the locals are very friendly and sociable, making everybody’s stay a pleasant one.
If you have visited everything and you fell that Chalkida Travel Guide has nothing more to offer, you can continue your adventure in the amazing surroundings but not before checking the information presented in Athens Travel Guide and Thira Travel Guide
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