Destination guide

Everything you ever wanted to know about Euboea

Might as well make like Achilles and dip yourself head-to-heel in sunscreen—you're going to Euboea! A sizable island just off the coast of mainland Greece, Euboea features broad, sandy beaches, a mountainous interior, and more dining, culture, and entertainment than you could see in a dozen lifetimes. The capital city, Chalcis, boasts numerous museums and ancient historic sites, while the smaller municipalities around the island offer a glimpse at day-to-day life in a traditional Greek town. With a Euboea vacation rental, you'll be close to landmarks like the medieval Church of Saint Paraskevi and the ruined Bourtzi Castle.

Things to do

In with the old—Euboea's ancient history

After a long hike—or a long soak—you'll be all set to take in the many sights Euboea has to offer. At the Archaeological Museum of Chalkida, you can get a first-hand look at local history through artifacts from as far back as the paleolithic period, all in a charming neoclassical building. Or you can check out the Folklore Museum of Kimi, where you can learn about the myths, history, and culture of the island. The museum also has a garden amphitheatre where you can catch live music and other events.

Activities

Soaking up the sights, sun, and spas of Euboea

First things first, a visit to the beach is definitely in order. On the northeastern side of the island, the secluded Agia Anna Beach offers a pristine, sandy shoreline far from the hustle and bustle of city life. You can find a number of folks ready to supply you with kayaks or guided boat tours all over the island. For more adventurous visitors, the island's hilly interior offers plenty of hiking trails and scenic vistas. And once you're through, you can head to the northern town of Aidipsos, where you'll find countless spas offering thermal baths that date back to ancient times.

Weather

Weather—from mild to wild in Mediterranean Euboea

Unsurprisingly, Euboea has a Mediterranean climate, with dry, hot summers and cool, rainy winters. In the capital city of Chalcis, average highs peak around 90 degrees in the sunny months of July and August. Winter temperatures are cooler, ranging from lows around 44 degrees to highs around 56 degrees in January and February. December is the wettest month, but rainfall is fairly common from October through March. Late spring through early fall is the busiest season on the island, and you'll find that prices on Euboea vacation rentals tend to be at their lowest during the colder, wetter winter months.

Natural features

Ain't no mountain high enough—Euboea's geography

The second largest Greek island, Euboea is separated from mainland Greece by the narrow Euripus Strait of the Aegean Sea. It's one of the Aegean Islands, a chain that includes Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete. A short drive from your central Euboea vacation rental, you'll find plenty of sandy beaches and rocky waterfront along the island's ample coastline, while the mountainous interior features rocky escarpments and wooded hillsides, as well as mountain peaks climbing over 5,700 feet high. The north side of the island boasts rich forests, while the southern half features sparse vegetation.

How many vacation rentals are available around Euboea, GR?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 407 vacation rentals around Euboea. From 166 villa rentals to 120 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Euboea?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Euboea:

  • Athens City Centre: 2,059 vacation rentals
  • Plaka: 673 vacation rentals
  • Neos Kosmos: 834 vacation rentals
  • Attiki: 364 vacation rentals
  • Koukaki: 947 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Euboea?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Euboea. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Figia Beach: 317 vacation rentals
  • Eretria Beach: 122 vacation rentals
  • Kanatadika Beach: 162 vacation rentals
  • Zarakes Beach: 142 vacation rentals
  • Marmari Harbor: 296 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Euboea listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Euboea?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 166 Villas in Euboea. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Euboea include:

  • Houses: 120 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 16 rentals available
  • Cottages: 16 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Euboea?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 135 vacation rentals with pool available in Euboea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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