The capital of southern Evia, Karystos, is built on the southern part of the island on a cove and in the shadow of mount Ochi. It is a modern town, developed for tourism. Karystos is approximately 120 km southeast from Chalkida but with a ferry connection to the eastern coasts of Attica.
The area has wonderful beaches and picturesque villages on mount Ochi, combining both sea and mountain. It can be the base for enticing tours to beaches or the mountain villages of Cavo D’Oro, in the Dimosari canyon.
The text was published on May 2003 in a brochure of Regional Division of Evia.