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Kamena Vourla and Agios Konstantinos port

Kamena Vourla are built in a beautiful location in the prefecture of Fthiotida across the rugged coast of northern Evia. This is a narrow passage of land between the sea of Evian North Bay and the green Knimida term which dominates over and just behind the spa town of Kamena Vourla. Located just 175 km from Athens and only 40 km from Lamia, with easy access and between the village and the mountain passes Knimida highway Athens – Thessaloniki.

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A famous spa resort

Kamena Vourla is one of the most famous tourist destinations and is the largest and most complete tourist resort in central Greece. They have rich tourism tradition that began in the long war years, namely in 1926 when the chemist Michael Pertesis found beneficial for human therapeutic properties in the region. Specifically, it measured the concentration of radon in water is unique and superior in most European sources with curative properties. So after a few years and particularly in the mid 30’s, began to exploit the resources in manufacturing for the era of modern luxury hotels in addition to providing services relating to spas offer carefree and relaxing vacation to the tourists. Gradually, the Kamena Vourla gained high reputation through high quality tourist services, thus attracting internationally renowned personalities.

Kamena Vourla and North Evia coasts on a lake like landscape

Today Kamena Vourla still a popular tourist destination, combining exceptional mountain to the sea. The modern tourist facilities with picturesque tavernas by the sea and the vibrant night life with quiet nights depending on the needs of any holidaymaker. The beach of Kamena Vourla ideal for diving in the clear waters of northern Evia and in almost all along the coastline of Kamena Vourla the visitor has the opportunity to taste delicious fish from the area or to drink coffee and drink more than usual tranquil waters of the bay. Especially when there is such a calm location burned rushes think that located on the banks of a beautiful lake!

Sightseeing at Kamena Vourla area

Visitors of Kamena Vourla can exploit and the existence of many sites, gaining a fuller perspective and knowledge about the history of the region. One of these is the Monastery of the Transfiguration, also known as Monastery of the Holy, Catholic dating back to the 11 th century! The Monastery is located 5 km from Kamena Vourla, following a beautiful uphill journey offers wonderful views across the bay, with visibility sometimes even hundreds of kilometres up the remote Pelion. Nearby is the monument of Thermopylae with the imposing statue of Leonidas to dominate and to remind the unparalleled courage of Greek history and resistance over the centuries and the village of Karyes is within walking distance of Kamena Vourla and is one of the most beautiful mountains villages in the prefecture of Fthiotida.

The small port at Agios Konstantions

Agios Konstantinos port

Agios Konstantinos is a few kilometers from Kamena Vourla and an important port for the Sporades (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, Skyros) and North Euboea associated with Saint George, Lake Evia. Furthermore most sparsely routes running to the port of Volos and Thessaloniki, Kavala and Lemnos, Pelion and the small port of Platanias in the southern tip of legendary mountain of Pelion.

Until a few years before they complete the new highway, Aghios Konstantinos was over and several favourite stop for travellers to and from Central and Northern Greece. The picturesque St. Nicholas with large trees and an outdoor theatre with some cafes and restaurants were perfect resting point before continuing the journey. With the new Highway Aghios Konstantinos is physically removed from the thousands of cars crossing the small road and well worth a relaxing visit to the small harbor and the beautiful square. The coast road leads next to the sea after 8 km at Kamena Vourla while a few miles before entering the St. Constantine is the summer resort of Longos.

Photos from Kamena Vourla and Agios Konstantinos port

Kamena Vourla and Agios Konstantinos map

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