Neimporio or Nimprio, Kapsala, Polypotamos
Neimporio, or Nimprio as it was more commonly referred to on maps, is one of the small coastal settlements of Styra, located on the borders of the Municipalities of Styra and Marmari. Its name comes from the amalgamation of the words «neo» and «emporeio». During the Byzantine period, emporeio referred to the «skala», the port where the transportation of produce took place. The coast of Neimporio is magically enchanting.
The settlement of Kapsala is located on the road which connects Stira with Karista. Two other hamlets which belong to the Municipality of Styra are the Kangadaioi and Lefka.
The village of Polypotamos is located exactly in the centre of the most narrow section of Evia (6 km. wide). The roofs of the houses are covered in a type of tile which is abundant in the area. The settlement of Elaichoris belongs administratively to Polypotamos.
Almiroporamos is the most northerly village of the Municipality of Styra, located close to the border with the Municipality of Dystion in an area of great interest. It has 500 residents and is set in a rocky hill-side in front of the valley which spreads out from the Dipotamo river. The coastal hamlet of Panayia belongs administratively to Almiropotamos, as does the islet of Kavallianis. Many commentators identify Kavallianis as the ancient Glaukoniso, in the soil of which the Olympic winner Glaukos, son of Dimilos, was buried by his fellow Karistians. The palaeontological survey in the valley of Almiropotamos has uncovered many important finds which belong to mammals of the so-called Picermius fauna. These are mainly the remains of small-bodied horses which were no higher than 1.30 metres tall and had three toes on each foot. According to specialists, Picermius fauna belongs to a steppe environment and has an Asian origin; it is dated to around 13 million years ago.
The 'mesohoria' of the Municipality of Styra took their name from one of the villages. These villages, aside from Mesohori itself, are Riza, Souristra, the Charitides, and Korfiotes, which is located on the height. Along with the hamlets of Raptaion and Tsakaion, they have a population of around 600. The villages are located around 3.5 km. from the Aegean Sea and have two exits onto the discharges of the small dry streams, where there are the bays of Almiriki (or Armirorichi) and Limnionas. During the German occupation, Greek and British members of the resistance escaped to the Middle East from these bays and that at Tsakaia. The bay of Limniona with its clean white sand has today developed into a summer resort. There is a stone fountain with a vaulted arch at Kamara. This village was known as Paleohori in Byzantine times. The hermitages of St. Dimitrios, St. Nicholas and St. George, with a vaulted arch in the sanctuary, are still standing. In the ravine there are the remains of a water-mill which was built in 1890. A trip to the ruins of the Monastery of the Evangelism of the Tsakaians, which today still functions as a monastery due to the presence of one nun, is worth a visit.