Karystos is a welcoming, off-the-beaten path coastal town in southern Evia, a barely known gem that still remains unspoiled by mass tourism. Travelers in Karystos can enjoy relaxation and genuine Greek hospitality on a quintessential, non-touristy ambience, ideal for affordable family holidays. The location enjoys a perfect blend of mountainous and coastal landscapes, offering a wealth of options to see and do, making it a year-round destination.
Karystos Muse complex is conveniently located only 2.5 km from Karystos, easily accessible within a few minutes’ drive yet easy to reach by foot through an easy route.

Karystos town
Karystos town
The charming, picturesque modern town of Karystos boasts a remarkable town planning, designed by the Bavarian architect Bierbach in the middle of the 19th century, near the site of the ancient city of Carystus. Endowed with a rich history with many monuments as a testament to its power and importance, today is an invitation to cultural strolls along its wide alleys to enjoy neoclassical architecture, time travel with a visit to Bourtzi, an impressive 13th century Venetian tower and the Archaeological museum of Karystos, with exhibits ranging from the prehistoric to Roman times.

In the evening, let your footsteps guide you to Karystos harbour, taste the famed local fish and traditional Greek cuisine at the lovely seafront dotted with traditional coffeeshops, tavernas, restaurants and bars. Worth to mention that the reasonable, non-touristy prices of culinary services make eating out daily an affordable option in Karystos.
Castello Rosso
Castello Rosso
Perched on the foothills of Mount Ochi and overlooking Karystos town, Castello Rosso is the most significant ancient monument in Euboea. It is four kilometres from Karystos, between the villages of Grabias and Myloi. Set on an idyllic scenery among plane trees, natural springs and running waters, its size and position literally dominate the wider area..
Drakospita
Drakospita
Literally translated as the “Dragon Houses”, mysterious Drakospita is a group of 23 impressively large, megalithic houses built with massive stone blocks without mortar and large stone slabs for the roofs. Local folklore has it that they were built by dragons, but there is no accepted theory about the identity of the builders nor an agreed estimation on their dating (between 12th – 6th century BC). The question of how they were raised and their purpose are mysteries that remain intriguingly unsolved. The most famous and well preserved is the Dragon House on Mount Ochi, set on an idyllic scenery that really worth the hike.
Mount Ochi
Mount Ochi
A beautiful, luscious mountain rising above Karystos, with plane tree forests, rare, fragrant flora and rich land formations, offering a wealth of delightful challenges for hikers and adventurous explorers: The imposing Castello Rosso sits at its foothills and the mysterious Drakospito of Mount Ohi is pointed at 1030m high, only 300 m from the top, dramatically set on scenic locations to experience with all your senses.

On the North East side of the mountain, witness one of the most enchanting hiking routes in Greece, the Dimosari gorge, a moderate route of 10 km. Throughout your hike on this gorge of exceptional beauty, you’ll be accompanied by the stream of Demosari that crosses the gorge, leading to small waterfalls and ponds and before pouring out to the Aegean Sea, a rewarding prospect of cooling off during your trek.