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View of Karystos from the sea.
View of Karystos from the sea.
Karystos is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°01′N 24°25′E / 38.017°N 24.417°E / 38.017; 24.417Coordinates: 38°01′N 24°25′E / 38.017°N 24.417°E / 38.017; 24.417
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Euboea
 • Municipality 672.4 km2 (259.6 sq mi)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 12,180
 • Municipality density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 6,752
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 340 01
Area code(s) 22x0
Vehicle registration XA

Karystos (Greek: Κάρυστος) is a small coastal town on the Greek island of Euboea. It has about 5,000 inhabitants (12,000 in the municipality). It lies 129 km south of Chalkis. From Athens it is accessible by ferry via Marmari from the Rafina port. 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.


The municipality Karystos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 4 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

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  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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