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Administrative Region : Central Greece
Regional unit : Evoia

Karystos (Greek: Κάρυστος) is a small coastal town on the Greek island of Euboea. It has about 7,000 inhabitants. It lies 129 km south of Chalkis. From Athens it is accessible by ferry via Marmari from the Rafina port. Its urban plan was laid out by the renowned Bavarian civil engineer Bierbach, in the middle of the 19th century, near the site of the ancient city of Carystus.

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Division of the former municipality of Karystos (Δ.δ. : municipal department)

The new municipality Karystos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 4 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[1]



Karystos, Postcard around 1916

Tourist sites

The reconstructed Venetian fortress of Bourtzi, built in the 13th century on the eastern beach of the town.
The ruins of the Venetian castle named Castello Rosso built in 1030 and ancient marble quarries, both at the nearby hamlet of Myloi.
The town hall, built at the end of the 19th century.
A small museum hosted by the Yokaleion Cultural Centre, featuring collections of Hellenistic and Roman era sculptures and pottery.
The Orthodox monasteries of Taxiarches, St. George and St. Mavra.
The mountain area of Mt. Ochi.
Cape Cavo-Doro.


^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

Municipalities and communities of the Euboea Prefecture

Aidipsos | Amarynthos | Anthidona | Artemisio | Avlida | Avlon | Chalcis | Dirfys | Dystos | Elymnioi | Eretria | Istiaia | Karystos | Kireas | Konistres | Kymi | Lilantia | Marmari | Messapia | Nea Artaki | Nileas | Oreoi | Skyros | Styra | Taminaioi

Kafireas | Lichada

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