Bridge of Khalkis

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Bridge of Khalkis
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The place where the bridge is built, is the narrowest point of the channel, and the water current can reach the speed of 15km (9 miles) per hour! It is really interesting to watch the reversion of flow direction that happens about every 6 hours. The exact time of reversion is determined by the position of the moon.
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Vicky07Miami_FL
Miami, FL410 contributions
the atraccion of the town
May 2021
currents change every 6 hours. People in town are helpful and nice. teens swimming in the sea friendly Nice breeze to seat outdoors and walk
Written June 7, 2021
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ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑ Π
18 contributions
interesting!!!
Jan 2020
there is a rare fenomenon in Halkida: waters under the old bridge change destination during day/night since Ancient times with no explenation... must see!
Written January 21, 2020
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Bill G
Athens, Greece1 contribution
Nice Bridge!
Sep 2019
Really nice bridge...........
It takes a bit to open and close so cars stack at night when its time to open.
Written October 1, 2019
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KPR1955
Crewe, UK1,742 contributions
Nice old bridge
Jul 2019 • Friends
This was the original bridge linking Euboea with the mainland. It is still in operation with specific times allocated when it will open for any passing water traffic. The bridge itself opens upwards from the centre.
There is an apparent phenomenon in that the waters under the bridge reverse current every 6 or 7 hours and this has been studied by many academics who give no conclusive answer to it. There is a very small port on one side and a shop lined parade on the alternative side. The shops are eateries and coffee shops, whilst also you have the overlooking remnants of the castle.
The immediate surrounding area is well kept and clean, it is ideal for a nice evening stroll.
Close by you will find many local fishermen trying for a catch. When standing on the bridge I actually saw a turtle swimming through and surfacing for air every so often.
Written July 9, 2019
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Aisling L
Limerick, Ireland168 contributions
It’s a bridge
Jul 2019
Lovely view of city from this modern and architectural bridge. Also adds to city skyline - you need to cross it to enter the city ....
Written July 6, 2019
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Anne Nelie B
Piraeus, Greece84 contributions
Good day trip from Athens
Mar 2019 • Couples
A nice outing for the day to get away from busy Athens city center .You can check on the internet before going ,to see the approximate tide times at the old Evripos bridge . If you are not there in time to see the current change direction , Chalkida is a nice place for a stroll on the pedestrian seafront , cup of coffee or a light meal in the sun . There are many nearby reasonably priced secure parking lots .p.s. photo is view from the bridge looking onto the island .( yes it is the 2nd largest island of Greece )
Written March 20, 2019
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece3,654 contributions
The "Crazy Waters"
Jun 2018 • Friends
Call it crazy waters because for some hours of the day flowing one way and the rest of the day flowing the other way. Think it's by the tide. It's an interesting phenomenon to see.
Written October 16, 2018
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,575 contributions
If you don't mind waiting few hours
Jul 2018 • Couples
Well, what is interesting about this bridge is a very strong current, running two ways during high and low tide and its opening to let ships through.
During our stay in Evia we were three times here and saw only that strong current. Yes, it is unusual as it looks like a powerful river flowing, but that's it. If you want to see it running in another direction you should wait or come back after several hours. The bridge opening times are displayed on a board by the bridge, and during our stay it was very late, around midnight, so we didn't bother waiting.
Apart from that, the area around is nice with many restaurants and cafes around by the sea and promenade.
Written August 28, 2018
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John_Fritz1980
5 contributions
Love this city, love Evia
Sep 2017 • Friends
Chalkis is a great small city, love "paralia" with all restaurants and of course the bridge and the crazy waters. I will visit again!!!
Written August 19, 2018
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Winand K
Bilthoven, The Netherlands62 contributions
Must see
Aug 2018 • Family
Fascinating to see the strong floods of the tide go under the bridge and change in direction after some time. So take a break, a lunch or dinner, and have a look again.
Written August 18, 2018
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