The delightful fishing village of Oreoi, with its sheltered harbour is one of our favourite destinations. With its long sandy beach and sea-front restaurants looking west across the Oreoi Channel, it is a perfect spot to watch the sun go down over the sea.
Historically, Oreoi was much fought over, occupying, as it does, a prime position near the mouth of the Pagasitic Gulf and commanding the entrance to the sheltered route down to Athens between Evia and the mainland. The outside route, round the infamous Cavo Doro, was the downfall of many a vessel, and even today has to be avoided in certain weather conditions.
The ancient name for Evia, Euboia (and reflected in the modern Greek spelling of the name Έυβοια) means “good cattle country”, and the island’s long tradition of raising the best livestock is reflected in the rather handsome ancient marble statue of a bull on the main drag.