Chalkidas and Eretria are proud of their Museums..
Within the context of quality posts in areas (https://ansa.gr) is about a new Archaeological multi-thematic Museum that covers the area of Evia more widely. It is Digital and easily accessible from both Sterea Ellada and Eretria by ferry. Both museums have a wealth of informative material from which we transmeet a few here. Arethousa is a well-known and nearby destination from Athens. The Archaeological Museum of Eretria is small but excellent. It has a long history and a scientific character. Schools visit it and are taught. The Swiss Archaeological School is doing good wonders. We present you here photographic material from 2 Museums that we collected ourselves as well as some information from specialized publications.
The tour of the new Archaeological Museum of Chalkida <<Arethousa>> begins with two time-honored travel destinations, Euripos in Chalkida and the thermal baths in Edipsos. The unique phenomenon of Euripus is connected to the depiction of spirals on vases of the third and second millennium BC. as well as in the statue of Poseidon that was raised from the bottom of the channel of Euripus. Get to know the ancient spa town of Edipsos through statues and tombstones. See also the pebble floor, with the marine representation of Triton fighting Scylla, from Eretria of the 4th century BC. A digital interactive application will take you on a virtual tour. Prehistory from Ottoman times to today will appear before you. Arethoussa Museum opening hours daily from 8.30 am to 3.30 p.m. Tel. 22210 22 402.
Travel to Eretria…
You will arrive with https://ansa.gr in Eretria via Oropos by ferry. The route is more beautiful through Kapandriti, Kalamos, Agioi Apostoloi, Oropos without tolls. You get information from the internet about the opening hours of the Museums. Give priority, if you want visit first Chalkida. Then you return to Eretria and enjoy a meal at a fish restaurant.
The itinerary in Eretria includes points, based on the map, such as: the Western Quarter, the Heroon, the Western Gate, Andiro of the Tombs, the Temple of Dionysus, the Theater, the Gymnasium, the House with the Mosaics, the Roman Baths, the sanctuary of Daphniphorus Apollo, the Agora and the Dome, the Port Baths, the palaestra, the sanctuary of Athena, the Thesmophorion. The Swiss Archaeological School in Greece with the Ephoria of Antiquities of Evia have done an excellent ivestigation job.
Easy walk along the wall to the top of the citadel which offers a panoramic view of the Euboean Gulf and a easy escape into nature. The Acropolis was inhabited as throughout antiquity. Its most important monuments are public utility buildings, such as a reservoir and private residences. The ancient wall surrounds the top of the hill and the whole city. At the top of the Acropolis dominates a vast flat area, where the foundations of a temple dedicated to Athena were found.
The Archaeological Park, the City, the Museum..
At the foot of the Acropolis the visitor can see many of the most important monuments of the Ancient city, as the area remains undisturbed by constructions of recent years . You see images from 1 to 9. In the heart of the Ancient City is located the market, center of economic and political life, but also the main place of worship of the Eretrians. The Sanctuary of Apollo Daphniforos. The modern city preserves a remarkable heritage of 19th century architecture. The Museum of Eretria contains numerous finds that came to light during excavations that began in the 19th century. The Museum hosts important finds from neighboring archaeological sites such as Lefkadi and Amarynthos. Opening hours of the Museum of Eretria daily from 8.30 am. to 3.30 p.m. Tel. 22290 62 206
This my friends is a short tour and then go on your exploration. Have Happy and friendly Holidays with pleasant surprises during December.