Holidays in Kea

    Although Kea belongs to the Cyclades complex, its architecture and landscape has little similarities to the other islands of the complex. Also known as Tzia, Kea island is located south of Attica and right opposite the town of Lavrion. An island with rich history and relaxing beaches, Kea Greece receives mostly Athenian weekend vacationers. It is not much open to foreign tourists, but still it has nice seaside villages, a picturesque capital and crystal beach waters. The architecture has more earthy colours that match the wild, mountainous landscape. The island can be reached only by ferry from the port of Lavrion, on the southernmost spot of Attica.

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    Travel guide to Kea, Greece

    Kea island holidays guide
    Although Kea island is located very close to Athens, only 90 minutes ferry ride from the port of Lavrion, it is not much open to foreign visitors. Instead it is a popular weekend destination for the Athenians. Holidays in Kea offer a truly relaxing experience.

    General information

    Have a look in our travel guide about Kea and see the villages, beaches, sights and other things to see on the island. Also see photos, 360 pictures and maps to organize better your Kea holidays.


    Things to see and do

    Kea See and Do

    The island of Kea is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. It is a quiet island located only an hour away from Athens. Due to the beautiful landscape, holidays in Kea are truly relaxing.

    The picturesque villages of Kea island are surely worth a visit. Starting from the capital village of Ioulida with the Medieval castle and the famous Stone Lion, to the heart of nightlife in Vourkari and the beautiful port of Korissia, all settlements of Kea are nice and relaxing.

    The island also offers a wide variety of beaches. Koundouros, Gialiskari and Otzias are the most best organized beaches, where many tourist facilities and accommodation can also be found. Apart from these, it is a nice place for trekking. Particularly popular are the trekking paths to Ancient Karthea and the Monastery of Kastriani.


    Organize your holidays

    Check our section with travel services in Kea in Greece and find out hotels to stay on the island. Also check our online system to book ferry tickets to Kea.


    Accommodation

    The majority of hotels in Kea are found in the settlements of Korissia, Vourkari and Koundouros. These villages have charming studios, apartments and rooms to rent. Kea holidays also can be very luxurious. Over the last years, many upscale hotels and villas are constructed in the region of Koundouros. These hotels have pools and gorgeous view to the Aegean Sea.


    Highlights in Kea

    Neoclassical architecture of Ioulida
    The main town of Kea is called Ioulida. Constructed on the slopes of a hill, this village has traditional style with Neoclassical elements. In a short walk from Ioulida is the Stone Lion.
    Popular beach of Koundouros
    Koundouros is the most popular and organized beach in Kea island. It has clean waters and beach taverns. Many luxurious hotels are built around Koundouros over the last years.
    Statue of Stone Lion
    In a walking distance from Ioulida is the stone statue of a lion. This lion is connected with many myths and fairy tales of Kea. It is actually a rock shaped in the form of a lion.
    Explore ancient wrecks in Kea
    The sea bottom around Kea is rich in reefs and old shipwrecks, including the wreck of the famous Brittanic. This is why scuba diving is gradually developing on the island.

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