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Tour in the city of Kymi

Kymi is called “balcony to the Aegean sea” because of the magnificent view it offers. At the same time it has one of the biggest artificial ports of the country providing ferry connection with Skyros. Kymi is the homeland of prominent physician Georgios Papanikolaou (1883-1962), who invented a method for diagnosing the cancer of the uterus, commonly known as the "Pap test”. You will have the opportunity to observe the typical residences, examples of the local architectural tradition (mainly neoclassic residences of Captains) with details such as elaborate railing patterns on balconies, brackets and owner inscriptions, while walking around the traditional settlement. Kymi is located 87 km NE of Chalkida.

Sightseeing

  •  The ancient city ruins near the modern settlement.
  •  The Aghios Athanasios square with stone houses and paved alleys.
  •  The church of Panaghia Liaoutsanissa, which dates back to 1849. The chancel and the pulpit of this church are created by the father of well-known sculptor from Tinos, G. Chapela.
  •  The Monastery of Aghios Panteleimon at the eastern end of the town.
  •  The Folklore Museum housing a collection of local traditional objects.
  •  The location of Choneutiko, a lush region situated 2 km NW and named after the spring drinkable water with therapeutic and digestive qualities.
  •  The female monastery of the Metamorfosi (Transfiguration) (17th century) located 5 km to the north and offering a magnificent view.
  •  The particular road connecting Paralia to Kymi, marked out in the middle of 19th century, about 4 km long with 52 bends in total, which was recently integrated in the official Greek Rally Championship as an ascent.

Activities

  •  Swimming at Soutsini, Chili, Platana and the small harbours until the beach of Stomio.
  •  Squid fishing in August
  •  Spear fishing.

Useful Phone Numbers

  •  Town Hall: 22220-24.000
  •  Tourist Police: 22220-22.555
  •  Forest Service: 22220-22.208
  •  Local Port Authority: 22220-22.606
  • Intercity Bus Service: 22220-22.436
  •  Taxi: 22220-23.666 (Kymi)
  •  Taxi: 22220-22.255 (Paralia)
  •  Hospital: 22220-23.381-5
  •  Folklore Museum: 22220-22.011

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