A Natural and Historial Treasury
prefecture of Evia, apart from the historical big-island, includes
in its ministerial district the island of Skiros and a small shed
of Sterea, which is explanting over the west boarder-lines of the
municipality of Chalkida to the other side of the gulf of Evoikos.
prefecture is divided in 27 compartments, (2 communities and 25
municipalities), from which, 24 are located in Evia, 2 in Sterea
and the 27th is the beautiful island of Skiros.
island of Evia covers an area of 3.660 km2.It has 175 km length
and its width is ranged from 6 to 50 km. The length of the
coastline of Evia is up to 678 km.
island of Skiros covers an area of 209 km2, and its coastline is
130 km. A great number of skerries, like Petalioi near Marmari,
Lichadonisia to the north, the little rocky islands at the open
sea of Skiros as well as others, located in the Aegean side,
belong to Evia. These are compendiously the facts of the
geographical identity of the prefecture of Evia.
Venetian map of Evia (1683)