The natural Greek treasury known as North Euboea includes the charming region of Edipsos. Edipsos has been known in the whole world since the antiquity for the advantage of its valuable subsoil and the gifts that it offers to people.
The last few years, the progress of the technology has given visitors the chance to enjoy, without extra discomfort, not only the city itself but also all the stunning landscape of North Euboea.
The modern city of Edipsos consists of 3 smaller settlements.
Beach of Agios Nikolaos
The beach of Agios Nikolaos is an enchanting area that lies between green hills, where the olive trees meet the deep blue sea. North of the settlement you can find the mountain Monodendri, 323 meters above the sea level. The gulf of Agios Nikolaos has a lot of golden beaches that invite you to enjoy the crystal clear water. This is a tourist destination with beautiful hotels and villas in a Mediterranean landscape, as well as a lot of restaurants and taverns where you can taste the fresh fish of the gulf of Euboea. The settlement took its name by the church of Agios Nikolaos that is located near the beach.
The village of Edipsos
Nowadays Edipsos has almost been integrated with the village of Loutra due to the residential development. The picturesqueness of the settlement distinguishes it and gathers the visitors, that want to enjoy their coffee or ouzo at the traditional coffee shops of the square, under the shadow of the perennial plane trees or taste the delicious mezedes at the local taverns. Not far away from the square, a little bit higher there is the church of Agios Nikolaos, dating back to 1800.
Agios Nikolaos used to be the metropolis of Edipsos until 1872, when the church of “Koimisi tis Theotokou” (Dormition of the Virgin Mary) was dedicated 12 years after the beginning of its construction. At the centre of the settlement there is the church of “Koimisi tis Theotokou” (Virgin Mary of Edipsos), built in 1860. The basilica has got an impressive campanile and the icon that depicts the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is dated back to 1815. The earthquake of the 8th February 1999 caused damages that had as a result to close down the church. After the necessary restoration, the church is now open.