Kymi is a coastal town masterly hidden behind the hills. The ancient Euboean “Kyme” is mentioned as a harbor town related to the more prominent cities of Chalkis and Eretria in antiquity. The actual town is located 200m above sea level away from the eyes of sea bandits who loomed the area in ancient times. Kymi is a nice little town somewhat far from other major cities but prevails with its beautifull natural surroundings, the busy port and the Merchants Marine Academy of Kimi. Events like the car race of “Anavasi Kymis” and the “Tank Trail” downhill mtb race are a must if you are in the area on the right time of year.
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.