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Euripus sound in the 18th century (gravure)

EVIA A Natural and Historial Treasury

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

 The 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)


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