The Gorge of Dimosari and Kallianou Beach
The Dimosari Gorge is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Evia. Starting from the imposing peak of Giouda Mountain (1,386 metres above sea level), in the heart of the Ochi mountain range, it terminates at Kallianou Beach on the Aegean side of the island. A traditional footpath, part of which is stone-paved, crosses the Gorge and passes through the little village of Lenosaii, next to which is the wonderful Skala Lenosaion characterized by its little waterfalls and the natural ‘swimming pools’ formed by the sparkling clean stream water in the shade of the plane, oak and chestnut trees. A cool, intensely green, landscape, with a wide variety of vegetation, full of wild flowers. Scores of bird species nest in the gorge, some of which are rare in the region of the Aegean Sea the short-toed snake eagle, sparrowhawk, eagle owl and dippers. And in autumn, vultures, which are a threatened species in Evia, may be seen.
Τhe Oak Forest of Giannitsi
The ancient oak forest of Giannitsi is located in the wider region of Marmari. The medieval Filagras Castle over the Beach of Giannitsi is also worth a visit, but is only accessible in a 4X4 vehicle, as the dirt track is otherwise impassable.
The Traditional House of the Women’s Association
A traditional house, which harks back to old Marmari and where local women unfold their memories from the old days. Photographs of the everyday life of bygone times, and the skills which have now been forgotten: examples of traditional crafts, handwork, and household equipment. Many Greek and foreign tourists holidaying in the area visit the Women’s Association House, which was built in 1917.
Built of immense stones, the Dracospita are among the oldest and most mysterious examples of architecture in Evia. In the past it was believed that they had been built by giants. The Dracospita were built between the 2nd and the 7th century BCE, and are found only on the Ochi mountain range. Their true function remains a mystery. Some people believe that they were places of worship, others that they were dwellings of the quarry workers of ancient times
The Ochi mountain range has excellent paths for walkers, so that people can enjoy close contact with nature.