Psaropouli is a perfect summer destination that combines the beauty of the mountains and the seaside. It has long been a popular resort for those seeking tranquility during their vacations.
However, the wildfires that occurred here in the summer of 2021 made the situation much more difficult. As the landscape gradually recovers and tourism returns, North Evia finds itself at the center of local and national initiatives. Travelers are now encouraged to be part of the solution rather than contributing to the problem by making holiday choices that make a positive impact.
I had the privilege of filming the first episode of Savor Greece, Season One, in Psaropouli just a few days before the devastating wildfires of 2021. During my time there, I met wonderful people who warmly invited us into their homes and businesses.
Psaropouli is located in the Artemisio municipality, near the northernmost point of eastern Evia. It is one of the most stunning villages in the area, attracting numerous tourists. With its 4 kilometers long shoreline, featuring sandy and pebbly beaches, clear waters, and a rich seabed, it is a must-visit destination.
Despite its small size, the village’s picturesque stone houses and hospitable residents make it incredibly charming. You can enjoy delicious food at the beachfront taverns and restaurants that offer breathtaking views of the sea. For your accommodation, there are beautiful hotels and rental rooms to choose from.
As you stroll along the waterfront, you’ll be enchanted by flower-filled courtyards, a noble atmosphere, and traditional fish tavernas. The squares adorned with plane trees and the tavernas specializing in meze, tsipouro, and ouzo create an island-like ambiance.
One of the highlights of my visit was to eat one of my favorite summer dishes, “Yemista,” prepared by Joanna at her restaurant, “O Psaras.”
The uniqueness of this dish was not only that it was cooked in a wood-burning oven, by the help of her husband Dimitri.
But also by using local vegetables sourced from Christo and Anna’s nearby organic farm—a true farm-to-table experience.
Another memorable experience was when Dimos took me on his fishing boat, accompanied by his father, to catch our dinner. Later, at their tavern, “The Ouzeri of Harris”
Dimos mother, Vaso, and his aunt, Sofia, prepared the delicious fish we caught. It was a delightful sea-to-table experience that left me longing for more.
A unique beach nearby is the sandy Agios Nikolaos at Elinika, with a small island within swimming distance from the shore. It is home to the Agios Nikolaos church, and the water there is crystal clear.
On the day I visited, it happened to be one of the hottest days in August, causing the sea to warm up to tropical temperatures.
This created perfect conditions for the mesmerizing SALOUFES, a type of jellyfish that appeared along the shores for a couple of days. I discovered that they are harmless and actually beneficial to the marine ecosystem.
Psaropouli has something to offer people of all ages, and you would never believe that you are only 2-4 hours away from Athens.
During the summer, you can even take a daily excursion to Skiathos Island by boat, departing from Psaropouli’s port.
My hope for this beautiful place is that visitors will contribute to its restoration and help bring it back to its original beauty before the wildfires struck. By supporting and visiting Psaropouli, we can make a difference.
If you would like to learn more about how to make Psaropouli or the surrounding area your vacation destination, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com, and I will gladly provide you with further information.
Watch a video of Psaropouli here