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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 the valley of the river Cereus, between the mountains of Candili and Pyxaria, in the North of Euboea, about two hours drive North-West of Athens. The 10,000-acre estate is an area of spectacular natural beauty: 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. 

Candili sits on the edge of the village of Prokopi, so it takes a few minutes to walk down into the centre. It is a living village, complete with church bells and travelling fish mongers. The village can provide for all basic shopping needs and there are a number of tavernas, cafes and bars. Prokopi also hosts the church of St John the Russian, whose relics lie within, attracting pilgrims for his miracle-performing powers. 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.

The closest beaches are a fifteen minute drive away and there are several delightful mountain and seaside villages within easy distance, including the old picturesque fishing town of Limni with its narrow streets and waterside tavernas. At Eretria, south of Halkis, there is an archaeological site and museum and Delphi is a couple of hours away by car.

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