Vasilika in Evia

Trip Start May 08, 2010
Trip End Jan 23, 2011

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Where I stayed
Forest Village Papades resort

Flag of Greece  , Sporades,
Monday, August 30, 2010

Heading for the nearest beach......

Vasilika or (Royal) as they call this beach resort belongs to the Municipality of Artemisio. It is not built on the beach but on the national road of Istiea – Chalkida and it is 32 km from Istiea and 97 km from Chalkida.

The village lies on the north eastern side of Evia towards the Aegean.

It is built in an altitude of 100 metres.

Psaropouli is another name given to it, which is an extension of the village down to the beach.

We drive to Vasilika after breakfast this morning, and the distance is just 15 minutes from the Forest Village where we are.
I have been here again but I cannot remember much.  Besides,  year after year everything changes, and more and more restaurants and hotels are built.  I am sure we won't recognize the place.

It is a touristy area full of restaurants and cafes, studios and a couple of hotels. A popular destination, and the beach is sandy with some pebbles.

It is indeed more beautiful now, very different from how it was years back.

(See photos).

I am glad to see a ferry in the port but I am disappointed when I hear that this year it did not sail at all out of the port. The whole summer remains here tight, and I believe it is because of the economic crisis!

It is so near SKIATHOS….an island so beautiful with so much greenery, beauty and history. It is just 12 nautical miles. Indeed so pity to be tight in the port all this time!

Children seem to have fun with the waves, but there are not many people swimming.  Most of them are either sunbathing or relaxing at one of the many café restaurants…..besides in a week from today schools open and from now on less and less people will be out on the beaches.

For many, summer is over.  I am happy that it is not over for us yet !

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venoth on

Sounds like the perfect getaway for families.

travelmonster on

Good decision to continue with your summer! Looking forward to reading more about it xx

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