Monday, November 24, 2008

MY WORLD TUESDAY: Euripus sound (Halkida's port)

Halkida is a greek city at the island of Evia. It's famous bridge join Sterea with Evia.
That point is known as Euripus sound.


The channel has something special: the sea water changes direction every six hours! This phenomenon is the resault of the conjunct attraction of sun and moon at that spot and creates a tide.


The local athletes seize on the tide and practice at canoe-kayac .


The fishermen love fishing in both sides of the brindge.
Moreover the visitors enjoy the view by drinking a cup of hot coffee or chocolate at the coffee shops near the sound.


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23 comments:

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i went on holiday here with my husband a year after we were married - i loved the cafes by that bridge, it was a magical experience

Yen said...

I've always been wanting to visit Greece someday:)

Cheers,
Yen

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love Greece and love to relive my stay there through your beautiful photos! Thank you!

kjpweb said...

Very interesting! Great pics!
Cheers, Klaus

ewok1993 said...

Greece holds magic and mystery to me. I would love to visit someday. In the mean time, I will tour it via your world posts every week. This is interesting bit of information. Great photos too.

fishing guy said...

Marina: I would love to visit and sample the fishing in this neat place.

Louise said...

What an interesting post! I love that tide change thing!

Leslie: said...

That's fascinating about the water changing direction every 6 hours! Great photos! :D

babooshka said...

This sounds like something to see that is unique to your area.

Müge said...

What an interesting phenomenon! I would love to visit that bridge one day!

Have a wonderful Tuesday my dear friend :-)

Ciao!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely! It's wonderful to smell the sea air and watch the tide come in. I see your photos and think I am there.

kbguy said...

Very nice and interesting post. Have a Happyy and wonderful day with My World today! Mine is at http://justmeNus.blogspot.com

Wren said...

Never heard of anything like that anywhere else. Great photos, and just makes me want to visit Greece even more.

Baruch said...

Very interesting part of the world that you live in.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

very nice, Marina. I remember this bridge and the way the water flows first one way and then the other.

pcpach said...

Thanks for sharing, this is an area that I always wanted to visit.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

How interesting about the tide

Ruska said...

Thank you for your interesting post. Greece is so wonderful! I have been visit few times in greek islands. ευχαριστώ :)

antigoni said...

I really enjoyed this day trip. Your family is a great company.

FickleMinded said...

i love all your photos, i envy you to live in such a nice place like that.
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The Good Life in Virginia said...

like this series of shots...beautiful.
thanks for sharing your part of the world with us.

Marites said...

I have always find Greece very beautiful and your pics attest to that. I hope I can visit someday.

Have a happy day,

Marites

AMIT said...

Wow such a nice pictures.I love the last picture of the river.

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