Evia is the small island which runs parallel to Central Greece connected by road bridge and several ferries. Given the timing to get to Athens, in one of the small windows between terrible weather and strike / protest action, we decided to spend a couple of days there.
Truth be told, there isn’t a great deal there. We had a handful of Free Camping locations but the areas were well worn from the summer season and the previous days rain and rendered them treacherous, so we instead opted for hard standings on or around marinas. The lack of visible taps lead to some creative engineering with a beachside shower in order to fill our depleted water tank!
We eventually reached the Islands most southern town Karistos which seemed lively enough and parked right in the centre. We opted to spend an evening in one of the many Taverna’s along the strip, enjoying some deep fried White Bait and Muscles along with the obligatory Greek Salad.
The next day we attempted to follow the coastal road but ended up literally in a maze of brand new roads surrounded by new pylons – but no houses. Obviously this area was expected to be developed during the boom years and has since taken on a new role as a trap for foreigners!
We were now stuck at what to do, as we journeyed around the southern tip of the Athens region the weather further deteriorated. We stopped to visit the Temple of Poseidon which must be a popular excursion from Athens as the whole area was heaving which coach parties.
Then the heavens opened and we became conscious that we were getting closer and closer to Athens.