Kymi, Greece

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Kymi
Κύμη
Kymi Harbour
Kymi Harbour
Kymi is located in Greece
Kymi
Kymi
Coordinates: 38°38′N 24°06′E / 38.633°N 24.100°E / 38.633; 24.100Coordinates: 38°38′N 24°06′E / 38.633°N 24.100°E / 38.633; 24.100
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Euboea
Municipality Kymi-Aliveri
 • Municipal unit 167.6 km2 (64.7 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,870
 • Municipal unit 7,112
 • Municipal unit density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΧΑ

Kymi (Greek: Κύμη, Kýmē) is a coastal town and a former municipality (7,112 inhabitants in 2011) in the island of Euboea, Greece, named after an ancient Greek place of the same name. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kymi-Aliveri, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 167.616 km2.[3] The ancient Euboean Kyme is mentioned as a harbor town related to the more prominent poleis of Chalkis and Eretria in antiquity. Together with these, it is sometimes named as the founding metropolis of the homonymous Kymē (Cumae) in Italy, an important early Euboean colony, which was probably named after it.

There are few or no archaeological traces of ancient Euboean Kyme, and its exact location is not known. A Bronze Age settlement has been excavated in nearby Mourteri. Some modern authors believe that Kyme never existed as an independent polis in historical times but that it was a mere village dependent on either Chalkis or Eretria.[4]

Attractions[edit]

Visitors have plenty to see Kimi, a beautiful small town and the region who "supervise" the Aegean Sea from a privileged position. It is also the reason why they called Balcony of the Aegean. Kimi has one of the largest artificial ports in the country and efforts to provide this transportation hub in the eastern Aegean islands and northern Greece. At the same time the City Kimi is in terms of native vegetation of the greenest of Greece and is second all in clean sands. Interesting for the visitor spots are numerous. For example: the house where lived the famous (Pap test) doctor - researcher George Papanicolaou and the Folklore Museum of Kimi, the Monastery of the Transfiguration, three small Byzantine churches in Oxilithos, the Archaeological Collection and the Archaeological Site of the river, ruined Venetian tower in San handkerchief etc. The most famous agricultural products produced in Kimi is figs, cherries and olive oil. From products to purely local color distinguish the "cocoon display" handicrafts made from cocoons, and many kinds of sweets such as baklava and almond.[5]

Notable Kymiotes[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Kymi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12.1
(53.8)
12.6
(54.7)
14.1
(57.4)
17.9
(64.2)
21.9
(71.4)
26.1
(79)
27.6
(81.7)
27.1
(80.8)
24.6
(76.3)
20.5
(68.9)
17.2
(63)
14.0
(57.2)
19.6
(67.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.9
(49.8)
10.2
(50.4)
11.7
(53.1)
15.2
(59.4)
19.3
(66.7)
23.7
(74.7)
25.3
(77.5)
24.8
(76.6)
22.1
(71.8)
18.1
(64.6)
14.7
(58.5)
11.7
(53.1)
17.2
(63)
Average low °C (°F) 7.4
(45.3)
7.7
(45.9)
9.0
(48.2)
11.6
(52.9)
15.1
(59.2)
19.3
(66.7)
21.5
(70.7)
21.4
(70.5)
18.9
(66)
15.4
(59.7)
12.1
(53.8)
9.2
(48.6)
14.1
(57.4)
Source: yr.no [6]

Transportation[edit]

The road network in the Kymi region is quite underdeveloped. There is only one major road (regional road) connecting the city of Kymi with Chania Avlonariou (a part of Avlonari), Aliveri and from there to the Greek National Road 44 towards Chalkis and Karystos.

Sports[edit]

Kymi has a few basketball courts, as well as an outdoor football pitch. There is also a sports club called "Kymi Sports Club" with teams in football, basketball and volleyball.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 
  4. ^ Walker, Keith G. (2004). Archaic Eretria: a political and social history from the earliest times to 490 BC. London: Routledge. p. 143. 
  5. ^ http://www.evia-guide.gr/en/town/kimi.html
  6. ^ "Weather statistics for Kymi, Central Greece". http://www.yr.no/. Retrieved 3 January 2016.  External link in |publisher= (help)