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Geology and Biota

The biggest part of southern Evia is covered by slates and marbles found in the area (called sipolinomarmara).
Through the commerce of these stones the area met great prosperity In many parts ,among the modern quarries one can find out the old pits mainly on the western foothills of Mount Ochi and in the wider area of Ag. Dimitrios.
The stones and marbles (sipolinomarmara) of Karystos adorn constructions worldwide.

The area sustains over than 700 species of plants. Some of these plants are rare, endemic or protected. Mount Ochi and generally Cavodoros are thought to be a biological paradise not only in Greece but Europe as well.

Despite its small size the Mount of Ochi is considered as one of the most unknown, yet interesting parts for the study of plants.

Once upon a time Mount Ochi used to have primates. Nowadays the areaís fauna is characterized by a limited number of big primates.
Those of them that abound are common species such as the fox, the badger the hedgehog rodents. Rabbits seem to become extinct due to hunting.

Cavodoros is one of the richest piscatorial parts in Aegean while Evian gulf is a peaceful, close and swallow sea.
The sea in the southern Evia are relatively swallow since near the coasts they hardly surpass 50 m .
The currents are local and not violent and since the place is regularly angled, fish are of a small size.

The Cavodoroís sea have the oceanís characteristics.
The water is too deep and no protected bays exist.
In the northern coasts, within a 1500m distance from the coastline the depth is over 300m, the sea is often turbulent with many currents and huge waves.

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