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Bridge of Khalkis

Khalkis, Greece
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Love this city, love Evia

Chalkis is a great small city, love "paralia" with all restaurants and of course the bridge and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John_Fritz1980
Must see

Fascinating to see the strong floods of the tide go under the bridge and change in direction after... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Winand K
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Chalkis is a great small city, love "paralia" with all restaurants and of course the bridge and the crazy waters. I will visit again!!!

Thank John_Fritz1980
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank Winand K
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

The bridge over the sea arm separating Chalkida from the continent is one of the best places to watch the spectacular shifting currents going underneath. probably one of the most photographed spots in town.

Thank Worldtrekka
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We were lucky enough to see the bridge open for ships to pass through. It was amazing to watch small fish try to swim against the tide, only to be forced backwards till they turn and swim back the way they came.

Thank CreteCardiff
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Opening hours of the bridge are announced on a light-board. I had to stay up until midnight to look at it opening. Ships are let through in the evening at an hour depending on the turning of the current. Medium size ships goes in a...More

Thank Periscope
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Bridge of Halkida is a unique attraction as the tide phenomenon is not very often to find. The waters flow to each direction for 6 hours and then change direction to the other, creating the unique phenomenon of the tide. Is the point to be,...More

Thank docklas
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

You walk upon the Bridge and you can see the change of the direction of the waterflow every six hours amazing !!

Thank jseferlis
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

What's interesting about an old fashioned bridge you might ask? Well there are two things to be honest. Maybe three. Yes, three. The third one is - it has an art gallery underneath it. Two - the water current changes underneath it every few hours...More

Thank VonRotbart
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

You can drink coffee or eat near the bridge. The interesting thing is that the water change direction every 6 hours and you can observe this strange phenomenon from the bridge.

Thank Stavroula T
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Local bridge that connects Chalkida with rest of Sterea HELLAS. Coffee shops and restaurants around.

Thank apapafloratos
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