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|The capital Chalkida or Chalkis on the island of Evia or Eubeoa in Greece|
The strategically located capital of Chalkida or Chalkis was an important place in ancient Greece. Documents show that the city has delivered ships for the Trojan war. Once the whole city was surrounded by a city wall, but everything had disappeared during the expansion of Chalkida. Now it's a mostly a modern event. Chalkida is the center of the island and from here there are also buses going around Evia. The name Chalkis originates from the copper mines that stood here and made the area prosp ("chalkis" is the Greek word for "copper"). The island is connected to the mainland by two bridges. In the center of Chalkida, where the distance to mainland is the smallest, you will find the old bridge. Here the sea looks more like a large river and the sea often flows wildly through the city. Every six hours the direction of water flow changes. The scientists can not explain what causes that. Just outside Chalkida lies the big suspension bridge. If you take this bridge you avoid a trip into the city if you do not feel like it. It was completed in 1993 and is almost 700 meters long.
Around the old bridge of Chalkida you will find some quite large hotels. We stayed in the four star Lucylucy hotel where we had a beautiful view of the sea and the city. The rooms were spacious and tidy and the breakfast was also very extensive and good. On the seafront promenade you will find various eateries and cafés. This is a lively part but there are no cars on this side. On the other side of the bridge on the mainland there is a small castle. If you cross the bridge from Evia and then turn left, then there is a much bigger Venetian Karababa castle just a short distance away. In the middle of the castle is a nice old church.
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|Hotels in Chaldiki - Lucylucy Hotel|
This is the hotel where we stayed overnight. The rooms were spacious and they had a balcony with a beautiful view of the sea. The breakfast was absolutely fantastic with all the specialties of the island, but also fruit, scrambled eggs, baked eggs, bacon, sausages, yogurt, fresh bread and croissants, various fruit juices and more. This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Located right by the sea, the 4-star Lucy Hotel offers panoramic views over Evoikos Bay, the imposing Venetian castle and the old sliding bridge of Halkida. Free WiFi is available in all areas. All elegant rooms at Lucy Hotel feature a 32'' LCD TV with cable and satellite channels. Free movies and interactive services, such as webradio and weather forecast, are provided. A minibar and air conditioning are also available.
Meal info: Guests can start their day with a breakfast buffet served in the hotel's restaurant. Later, they can taste Mediterranean cuisine and traditional Greek dishes for lunch or dinner. The spa centre of Lucy Hotel offers a variety of services, such as massages or relaxing body treatments.
The hotel's surroundings are ideal for romantic strolls and for watching the sunset over the sea. Within 100 metres are taverns serving local specialities. There is a bus stop just 20 metres away, and the train station is 100 metres away. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Chalkida! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area. Couples particularly like the location, they rated it 9 for a two-person trip.
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