The shipyard is situated in Avlis, in Euripos waters where the Greek fleet was preparing to sail against Troy.
The ancient drama that Euripides immortalized in an excellent tragedy, Iphigenia in Avlida, took place here.
Agamemnon kills at his ignorance Artemis holy doe and the goddess furious ceases the winds, not letting in this way Achaian fleet to set sails to Troy. The solution that diviner Kalhas suggested is rough for Agamemnon: to atone the goddess he has to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia on the goddess altar. The responsibility of the General of the Army towards the armed forces leads him to the tragic decision and with deceit Iphigenia and her mother Klitaimnistra are summoned to Avlida.
The marriage to Achilles is the trick, but finally Iphigenia is led to the altar and overcoming her fear of death she is offering herself to be sacrificed for the fulfillment of army's targets.
For that Iphigenia, who made her ideal the success of the expedition and was led to sacrifice at her will, Euripides corresponded her moral glory with the national glory of Greece, saying through Achilles, that I envy Greece that has children like you and I envy you for Greece is your country.
However, at the last moment, before the sacrifice with Artemis interference, Iphigenia disappears and is transported to Tauros country, where she becomes a priestess at the goddess temple. Artemis put a doe at her place on the altar for the sacrifice and in this way the Greek fleet managed to sail for Troy.
Avlis and Euripos became the starting point for this first panhellenic attempt that was achieved with the participation of Evia residents, Avantes. However, a lot of the above that have to do with Greeks gathering in Avlis are beyond history limits and verge on mythology. This does not in any case limit their significance in the adaption of the common national conscience of Panhellines during chalkos (copper) period.
In Avlis, a few meters away from the Shipyard area the archaeological site of the altar of Iphigenia’s sacrifice is situated for someone to visit.