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|The village and the harbour of Marmari on the island of Evia in Greece
Marmari is a small village with a port located in the southwest of the island of Evia. There are a little over 1,000 inhabitants living in this village. The port of Marmari has a connection by ferry with mainland of Greece. Ferries from the port of Rafina (a town near Athens - 25 minutes drive from the airport and on a bus route from there) make the crossing to Evia a few times a day, usually in the morning and at the end of the afternoon. The journey from Rafina to Marmari takes about an hour. This makes Marmari a popular destination for weekend trippers from Athens.
Marmari is not large or spectacular. There are only a limited number of tavernas, some hotels, a bakery, an ATM machine and some small supermarkets. The harbor front is dominated by the fairly large Agios Georgios church, ferries and a large square with the statue of the unknown sailor. It did not feel touristy in the village itself when we were there half of May, but this will most likely be different during the summer months. In the center of the village of Marmari there is not much of a beach. For this you have to the south (within walking distance, but driving is also possible). The beach is narrow and there are some trees that provide shade. Also on the north side are a few small beaches and two big sandy beaches, all within walking distance. Opposite Marmari are nine small islets, called the Petali islets. The largest one is called Megalonisos. In the summer months there are excursion boats visiting these islands.
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|The Agios Georgios church in Marmari on the island of Evia in Greece
The large white painted Agios Georgios church of Marmari with its bell tower stands on the quay in the village. Inside there are beautiful murals that cover the entire ceiling and large sections of the walls. The main painting is of the Holy Virgin Mary with child with an angel on either side. Very large chandeliers are hanging from the ceiling. In the gallery on the first floor (accessible by a staircase) are old religious paintings and icons depicting various saints and stories from the bible.
|Zygos Taverna in Marmari
This taverna is located on the seafront near the part of the ferry port. We order a fish, a type of egg rolls with cheese, beet salad and tzatziki. The service is friendly, the white wine is good and we get a free a dish with big beans at our order. No complaints, everything tastes good and large portions are served. At the end we get a free desert of yoghurt with orange preserve.
Our verdict: very good, a 9 out of 10
|Hotels in Marmari - Gikas Apartments
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Just 90 minutes from Athens International Airport, a slice of authentic Greece awaits you at Gikas Apartments, in the fishing village and holiday resort of Marmari. Kavos Beach is just 400 m away. Located in the south of Evia, Greece's second largest island, Marmari maintains a peaceful atmosphere. Its beautiful coastline, sandy beaches and unspoiled nature make it a great holiday destination, which few people outside Greece know about.
During your stay at Gikas Apartments, you can spend your day on the beach, scuba dive or wind surf. Alternatively, you can walk through a mountain gorge or explore the surrounding villages. In the evening, sample traditional cuisine in one of the tavernas and join the locals for a stroll along the harbour. Gikas Apartments offers comfortable studios with modern amenities, including air conditioning and satellite TV. Prepare your own meals in your kitchenette and enjoy them on your large balcony, in true Greek style.
In the summer, you can throw a barbecue in the yard, while you can spend the winter evenings around the fireplace. More facilities include a gym, within 50 m of the property and provided upon charge.
Golden Beach and Kokkini Beach are 1 km away, while Figias Beach lies within 1.5 km of the property. Marmari is directly connected by ferry to Rafina, which lies 12 kilometres from El. Venizelos Airport. The port and town of Karystos are 13 km away. Couples particularly like the location - they rated it 9 for a two-person trip.
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|Hotels in Marmari - Hotel Thea
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Just 80 m from Kavos Beach, Hotel Thea offers studios and apartments that open to a balcony or patio with Euboean Gulf views. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Marmari Port is a few metres away. Each self-catering unit here will provide you with air conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries and a hairdryer. A washing machine and safe come standard. Breakfast is served daily including local products at the time of guests' choice.
At Hotel Thea you will find shuttle service, a 24-hour front desk and a garden. Other facilities offered at the property include a communal lounge, a ticket service and a tour desk. The hotel is 200 m from Marmari Centre. The beaches of Kokkini and Fugia are 1 km away, while Megali Ammos Beach is within 2 km. Free public parking is possible at a location nearby. Couples particularly like the location - they rated it 10 for a two-person trip
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