this chapter, we will deal with the department of N. Evia,
which consists of the municipalities of Kireas, Nileas,
Elimnio, Artemisio, Istiea, Oreoi,
Aedipsos and the community of Lichada.
entire region is characterized from a glorious historical
past and deposits of great civilizations. Oreos, Istiea,
Aedipsos, Elimnio, Orovie, Kirinthos,
Artemisio, Kineo etc are names of ancient
cities that had deve-loped great cultural activity in all of
the historical periods, and of areas associa-ted with the
mythology or with determinant moments of the Greek history.
modern cultural image of N. Evia has been improved
considerably under the influence of the Greek refuges of
Asia Minor since 1922. Prokopi, Farakla, Kirinthos,
N. Pirgos, Taxiarhis, Kastaniotissa,
N. Sinassos, these are the most important
refugee settlements of N. Evia and the starting point of the
wave of progress which was the characteristic of the past
ideal combination of the verdurous woody mountainous
environment with the beaches of superlative beauty, is what
makes the northern part of Evia different from the other
touristic areas of Greece.