Zarakes (Greek: Ζάρακες, before 1953: Ζάρκα - Zarka[1]) is a village in the Dystos municipality of Euboea, Greece. Its population was 707 according to the last census (2011).[2]

The municipal department of the same name (Δημοτικό Διαμέρισμα Ζαράκων) comprises Zarakes proper, Zarakon Beach and Mahalas old village.

An ancient fortress near Zarakes has been identified with the Eretrian fort Zaretra (Ancient Greek: Ζάρητρα), mentioned by Plutarch.[3]

Attractions in Zarakes include:

  • Old village of Zarakes, also known as Μαχαλάς (Mahalas)
  • Old mills
  • archaeological site of Zarakes near Zoodochos Pigi church
  • Old church of Saint Charalampus in old village


  1. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  2. ^ "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  3. ^ ZARKA (“Zaretra”) Euboia, Greece, entry in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites.

External linksEdit

  • Zarakes historical & folklore website
  • Web Camara of Zarakes
  • Photo albums from Zarakes & south Evia
  • Weather station of Zarakes

Coordinates: 38°18′04″N 24°11′31″E / 38.30111°N 24.19194°E / 38.30111; 24.19194