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The "Crazy Waters"

Call it crazy waters because for some hours of the day flowing one way and the rest of the day... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Egaleo, Greece
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 19 August 2018
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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...more
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All reviews six hours lunch or dinner restaurants and cafes interesting place high speed all sorts crazy water direction phenomenon tide ships currents sea flow chalkida opening medium
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank redman5314
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank John_Fritz1980
Reviewed 19 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank winandk
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Worldtrekka
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CreteCardiff
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Periscope
Reviewed 21 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank docklas
Reviewed 23 January 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank jseferlis
Reviewed 16 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

Date of experience: December 2017
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