Pefki. Pefki is a seaside resort, popular among Greeks, in northern Evia. It has a large sandy pebble beach. It is located approximately 190 kilometers (118 miles) northeast of Athens. You can reach it by car in three hours from Athens. Many taverns, pizzerias, ouzeries, cafes and restaurants are located on the beach of Pefki. There is also a campsite. The beach is well organized, with various watersports as well as beach volleyball. The whole area around Pefki is beautifully overgrown with pine trees, which explains the name Pefki, because "Pefko," in Greek, means pine tree.
TIP: a very nice hotel here is Almatar hotel, run by a very friendly family.
Artemisio. Artemisio is a village right next to Pefki. During excavations, a bronze statue of Zeus was found. This statue is in the Archaeological Museum of Athens. In the village are the Byzantine churches Agia Paraskevi and Panagia. Southeast of Pefki and Artemisio are several lovely towns such Gouves, Hellenic, and Psaropouli Vassilika and Agia Anna. Here you’ll imagine yourself in Austria or Switzerland. You will see beautiful forests and breathtaking landscapes.
Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Katrina Butzer