Bridge of Khalkis
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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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,946 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Visit this city with my cousin and relax while observing the "crazy" waters! It is a charming city and close to the capital.
Written February 24, 2024
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Paul B
Greater Manchester, UK819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
A deservedly popular place to visit where a strong current changes direction twice a day like a tide - but in a tideless sea! This was a subject of curiosity from ancient times. The bridge occupies a site where a huge Venetian fortress once stood, of which sadly hardly a trace remains. Around the bridge and running along the Evia side of the bridge to the north are many bars and restaurants catering to the large number of both Greek and foreign tourists
Written March 23, 2023
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George K
Thessaloniki, Greece8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is the old bridge of Halkida. It is usually very crowded with lots of traffic. Someone can watch an interesting phenomenon with gulf streams changing direction.
Written November 26, 2022
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gd275
Melbourne, Australia154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Rather a unique experience. If you are fortunate to be there when the bridge opens you are in for a treat. At night the view from here is spectacular. You can really see the unusual tide pattern from here also.
Written November 2, 2022
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Vicky07Miami_FL
Miami, FL441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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
Deeside, UK1,852 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Ireland170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Greece79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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