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Listed 16 sub titles with search on: Sights for destination: "CHALKIDA Town EVIA".


Sights (16)

Various

The tidal phenomenon


Bridges

The suspension bridge

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The old drawbridge

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Mosques

Emir Zade mosque


Castles, fortresses & fortifications

  On the Viotian coast of Evia, opposite Chalkida, on a hill which overlooks the channel of Evripus, with a wonderful view of the northern and southern Gulf of Evia, one can find the castle of Karababas.
  The castle which stands today, was built by the Turks, during the Venetian-Turkish war which broke out in 1684. the designer was the Venetian renegade Gerolimos Galopo. Its architectural style is therefore European, although some parts remind one of a Turkish castle.
  In the summer of 1688, the Venetians and their allies besieged Chalkida but the Turkish fort of arababa played a decisive role in their failure and ultimate withdrawal.
  The fort which has an irregular shape, occupies the top of the hill.
  It has three ramparts and a large tower. From the eastern rampart one has a breath taking view of Chalkida. With its cannons it controlled the channel of Evripus, the sea walls of Chalkida with its tower. At some, of its points, some large marble monoliths, parts of ancient columns, have been built into the walls. Two other ramparts guard the northern and southern sides of the walls.
  Inside the only building that remains standing today is the church of the Prophet Ilias, built in 1895.
  The most important fortification is the seven-sided western tower which stands a little higher than the walls and ramparts.
  Inside the tower there is vaulted corridor around the outer wall. There follows a second seven-sided inner wall and another domed corridor. In the centre of the seven-sided wall there is a water cistern. The corridors communicate through arches. The whole construction of the tower gives one the impression of a labyrinth. No other castle in Greece has this kind of architectural style.
This text is cited May 2003 from the Prefecture of Evia tourist pamphlet (1997).


Monuments

Karimbas grave


The monument of Holocaust


Springs

Arethoussa spring


Houses

The red mansion

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The mansion with the images

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Kriezotis mansion


Buildings

Town Hall

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Industrial buldings

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Chalkida Rail Station


Religious monuments

The synagogue


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