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Karystos (Municipality, Greece)


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Flag of Karystos - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 7 January 2015

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Presentation of Karystos

The municipality of Karystos (12,180 inhabitants in 2011; 67,240 ha) was formed in the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities of Kafireas (Καφηρέας, 1,003 inh.), Karystos (6,752 inh.), Marmari (Μαρμάρι, 3,152 inh.) and Styra (Στύρα, 3,346 inh.).

Karystos is a small coastal town on the island of Euboea. Its urban plan was laid out by the renowned Bavarian civil engineer Bierbach, in the middle of the 19th century, near the site of the ancient city of Carystus.

Olivier Touzeau, 7 January 2015

Flag of Karystos

The flag of Karystos (photo, photo) is white with the municipal seal. In the center is a silver stater of Karystos, ~313-265 BC. Around is a light blue circle with the name of the municipality and of the municipal units.

Olivier Touzeau, 7 January 2015

Former municipality of Styra


Flag of Styra - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 8 January 2015

Styra is located in the southern part of Euboea, facing the eastern shore of Attica across the South Euboean Gulf. Above the port there is a hill where the church of Saints Kostantine and Helen is situated with a panoramic view of the coast and Stouronisi (Styra Island).
Actually there are two cities, Nea Styra (New) and Palaia Styra (Old), Nea Styra being a more modern tourist area with beaches, hotels, cafes, shops, nightclubs... In between Nea Styra and Palaia Styra is the ancient city of Styra, mentioned in Homer's Iliad. Near Styra are 4,500 years old and ancient structures, constructed using megalithic architecture, called Drakospita (Dragon Houses).

The flag of Styra (Kokkonis website) is white with the municipal emblem (the main element being the photograph of ancient gate).

Olivier Touzeau, 8 January 2015