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STYRA, Municipality, KARYSTIA

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Overview

  The Municipality of Stira includes the narrowest section of the island of Evia. Stira, the main town of the Municipality, is located 89 kilometres south-east of Chalkida. Mount Kliosi (685 metres) and its foothills create an idyllic landscape in the region, completing the picture provided by the lace-like coast of the gulf of Evia and the bays of Almiropotamos and Nea Stira. The small Stouronissia islets give the impression that they are guarding the bay of Stira from the western side. The largest of these is the island of Stira (ancient Aigileia), whilst smaller ones are the islets of Verdouni, Agios Andreas and Fonia or Funias.
  Further south, in front of the bay of Almiropotamos, is Kavalliani, which many identify with Pliny's Glauconnissos. The Municipality of Stira (with a population of over 3000) today comprises a territory of 188,583 stremmata including within its boundaries its main city Stira and the parishes of Almiropotamos, Messochoria, Nea Stira and Polypotamos. Smaller hamlets are Kapsala, Panagia - built near the promontory which, according to the geographer Ptolemy, the ancients called Leon - Lefka, Nimborio and others.
  There are beautiful beaches both on the Aegean coast of the island, and on the coast of the gulf of Evia. The Stouronissia are an ideal spot for small trips and fishing. A visit to the Drakospita (dragon houses) is a must for any visitor to Stira.
This text is cited May 2003 from the Municipality of Styra tourist pamphlet.

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Geographical Data

Tel +30 22240
Longitude: 24o 13' 31.68" E
Latitude: 38o 11' 39.5" N

Population Census

Year Population
1991 3161
The town hall located in:
STYRA Village, EVIA , GREECE
It was named after:
STYRA Ancient city, EVIA , GREECE
Borders:
Southeast (SE) with: MARMARI Municipality, KARYSTIA , GREECE
North (N) with: DYSTIES Municipality, KARYSTIA , GREECE
Is washed (by):
Northwest (NW) from: PETALIES GULF Gulf, ATTICA, EAST , GREECE
West (W) from: SOUTH EVIAN GULF Gulf, STEREA HELLAS , GREECE
East (E) from: AEGEAN SEA Open sea (pelagos), GREECE

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