: Nea Styra
: Zarka Beach
: Corner Bar
: Takis and Eleni
The village of Zarka (officially Zarakes) is 2 1/2 hours from Athens airport. It is an authentic working village with tavernas and cafes and a well-stocked shop. There is also a butcher and bakery, right on the doorstep. It is well situated for walking and exploring. and close to spectacular beaches. All nearby beaches have tavernas with fresh fish a speciality. Zarka beach is 5 km away and the magnificent Limnionas 6 1/2. Aliverion ( 20 kms away) is the nearest market town where a lively street market is held every Saturday. Nea Styra, also 20 km away, is the nearest port where a variety of waterfront cafes and tavernas give ample opportunity to people watch.
Karystos , the main port town of Southern Evia is a magnificent 1 hour and 15 Min drive from Zarka. Here there is much of historic interest, including Roman columns, a Venetian castle and an attractive museum.