The second largest island after Crete, in Greek archipelagos and the third after Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean. It is separated from the mainland of Greece with the Evian Gulf.



In the modern history of Evia and Skyros and after the revolution of 1821 they stood out for their contribution.

Some of these personalities are:


Nicholas Kriezotis a Greek warrior leader of the Greek Revolution in Evia, with whom he was a “Vlami” (a spiritual brother, an ancient Balkan practice of blood brotherhood). In 1822 he participated in the fight against the Turks in Athens where he showed bravery and was widely accepted as one of the best fighters of its period.


Euphrosyne Samartzidou - Agathoniki Antoniades, a Skyrian poet who developed the creativity immediately after the liberation from the Turks.


Angelis ( goby ) Tzoutzas / nd his training in martial arts with bravery and courage was a pioneer of Evia uprising of the revolution of 1821.


Ioannis Velissariou was a Greek Army officer and hero of the Balkan Wars. He is considered one of the most important figures in the military history of modern Greece.


Demetrios Galanis known for his illustrative wood engravings in books, a painter and a full member of the French Academy of Fine Arts.


Chainas George an agonist saga of Albania, but also the German Resistance Claus was Loulis agonist and writer - novelist.


Nick Skalkottas born in Halkida was a musician and composer of classical music. A member of the Second Viennese School, he drew his influences from both the classical repertoire and the Greek tradition.


Lela Karagiannis She was the soul of the national resistance organization during the Nazi German occupation over Greece.


Georgios Papanikolaou was born in Kymi and was a notable doctor for the early detection of cervical cancer, inventing in 1940 the "Pap test "which was named after him The Papanicolaou test (abbreviated as Pap test.)


Skarimpas John was a writer, critic, playwright, poet and novelist. Considered one of the pioneers of The Greek literature.

Sotiria Belou a famous Greek singer and performer of the Greek rebetiko style of music

Mageiros Dimitris a mathematician and space researcher acquired a PhD from the University of Athens. He studied in the USA mathematics and became a mathematician director of General Electric.


Theodoros Skouras a physician, researcher, author of books on Evia written with a scientific approach.


Michalis Aslanis was a famous fashion designer not only in Greece - his models decorated haute couture shows in Paris, Milan, Rome, Moscow, Istanbul.

Dimitris Mytaras
 is a Greek artist born in Chalkis in 1934 and is considered one of the important Greek painters of the 20th century

Mordechai Frizis
(1893-1940), Romaniote general who helped defeat fascist Italy's Julia Division in southern Albania during the Greco-Italian War

Konstantinos Kallias
(9 July 1901 – 7 April 2004), politician

Orestis Makris
(1898–1975), actor and tenor

St. David of Euboea
, 16th-century saint (from the village of Gardinitsa) who built a church dedicated to the Transfiguration

Elder Porphyrios
, Holy Father of the Orthodox Church