Euboea (pronounced in Greek as Evvia) is a long narrow island connected to the mainland with a bridge at Halkis, the main town of the island.
The Candili Estate lies in spectacular scenery in the valley of the river Cereus, between the mountains of Candili and Pyxaria, in the North of Euboea, about 2 hours drive North West of Athens. The 10,000-acre Estate is an area of immense natural beauty with mountains and hills forested with Aleppo pine and oak, rivers bordered by plane trees, olive groves and fertile valleys where maize and cotton are grown.
Flora and fauna are shown in their greatest beauty by the fantastic Greek light, especially at dawn and as the sun goes down. Honey is one of the delicious local products and one may taste all the different kinds available.
The village of Prokopi is only a few minutes walk away. It is a living village, complete with church bells and travelling fish mongers. The village can provide for all basic shopping needs. There are a number of tavernas, coffee houses and bars in the village, and more variety further afield. You will find banks and a post office, as well as slightly more sophisticated shops in the larger village of Mandoudi 10 minutes away by car. Prokopi hosts the church of St John the Russian, whose relics lie within, attracting pilgrims for his miracle-performing powers.
The surrounding area: there are a number of delightful mountain and seaside villages within easy distance, including the old picturesque fishing town of Limni with its narrow streets and waterside tavernas. There are remote monasteries, the spa town of Aidipsos and many beautiful beaches. There is an archaeological site and museum in the town of Eretria, and Delphi is only a couple of hours away by car.