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Eretria (meaning "city of the rowers") is a town in Evia, Greece. It faces the coast of Attica across the narrow South Euboean Gulf. A significant Greek polis in the 5th and 6th centuries B.C., it was cited by several well-known writers and featured prominently in important historical events. Excavations of the ancient city have been ongoing since the late 19th century,
Evia, Greece’s second-biggest island after Crete, is a place of stunning mountain roads, challenging hikes, impressive archaeological discoveries and any number of quiet, pristinebeaches. The island is divided north to south by a mountainous ridge, which separated the island’s craggy eastern cliffs from the more pastoral and resort-oriented west coast. Evia is connected to the mainland via ferries and two bridges at Halkida. One of these bridges is a sliding drawbridge over the narrow Evripos Channel that changes direction roughly seven times a day- a phenomenon for which there has been no comprehensive explanation since the days of Aristotle.