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Top 10Évvia

This long and narrow island, which is separated from mainland Greece by the Euripus Strait, is the second-largest Greek island. Largely mountainous, Évvia was inhabited in prehistoric times when it was home to two wealthy city-states, Chalcis, on the site of its present capital Halkída, and Erétria. The remains of Erétria can be seen near the modern town of the same name. Évvia has a long commercial history and was known for the Euboian scale of weights and measures used throughout Greece. The island has been inhabited by Sicilians, Macedonians, Venetians and Turks, all of whom left their legacy on its architecture ...

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