Evia is a destination that delights you throughout the year. You can discover enchanting places, stunning beaches, welcoming villages, comfortable accommodations, and mouth-watering food. In summer, it is the perfect destination that has everything you need and more, and it is only a short drive from Athens. Marmari is one of the most beloved locations in Evia. It has a spectacular beach and all the amenities you desire to unwind for a few days.
Marmari: The perfect destination within 3 hours of Athens
At Evia, Marmari is a tourist hotspot that attracts hundreds of visitors every year, who often come back. It is perched on a hillside and offers breathtaking views of the Euboean Gulf and has a wide range of accommodations for all preferences and budgets. This is the reason, it appeals to all kinds of travelers. From families with kids to couples and large groups of friends who want to have a blast.
The beaches of the area are crowded with people in the morning, while in the afternoon the main road in Marmari, towards the port, turns into a pedestrian street that looks like an island. You can stroll around, have a coffee or a meal and enjoy the sea breeze. Is located almost three hours away from Athens and will make you feel that you have traveled far and even a weekend there will rejuvenate you. See here how to get to Marmari.
The beach that became world famous
Marmari became even more famous for something and that is none other than Megali Ammos Beach. A stunning sandy beach that became known as the “sand tongue” that featured in the promotional spot of the Greek Ministry of Tourism for 2020. The aerial views are amazing but even when you are there up close, it cannot help but mesmerize you. Megali or Golden Sand, as it is called, stands out as it is a place where the north wind blows and so every summer it changes shape depending on the wind direction and the wave direction. The beach, in this way, looks like a “tongue” of sand, which seems to dip into the sea.
Marmari is perfect as a base to discover the area and also to enjoy relaxing days without going too far from Athens and without spending time and money. The surrounding area will be memorable. And all this with the backdrop of the islands of Petalioi, the exotic complex in Evia.