The second largest island after Crete, in Greek archipelagos and the third after Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean. It is separated from the mainland of Greece with the Evian Gulf.




The name of the island of Evia is presented in the history of the ancient ages and Homer and has been proved as a fertile ground and advanced livestock production for which the island is famous.

Indeed in Oreous of Evia, a massive bull marble exhibit was found during the 5th century.

Mythological there are many versions about the origin of the name Evia, which suggests the importance of the island.

Some of the versions are that it was Daughter of Asterion, nurse of the goddess Hera, or even the wife of the god Hermes. So some of these gave its name to the homonymous Greek island.

Based on Mythology, Zeus married had Hera in the mountain Dirfy in central Evia, and also another legend says that this had taken place in Mt. Ochi of Evia and another says it took place in the Lake of Evia.

Also, well known is the area near Chalkida, is Aulis. Under Homer and the epic Troy, Aulis became known in history for the sacrifice of Iphigenia and later the theatrical epic '' Iphigenia in Aulis '', which up to now is considered a very popular theatrical ancient play. According to Isiodo, was originally named Avantida from the name of King Avanta.
The Avantes was the second Greek tribe that settled in the island after the Ionians. It was also referred to as Chalkodontis from the name of Chalkodonta,
the son of king Avanta.