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Kea Paradise
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A very nice and beautiful island 1 hr from lavrion port.
We are visiting Kea 3 years now from April till September and till now we found out some good changes!
A very nice beach cafe in Spathi beach worths to try it.
From Kambi a new wide road towards Ioulida is almost ready!
In Orkos area we found out that the asphalt is going all the way down the sea.
Some specific points are still steep but it worths to visit this peaceful beach which is ideal for snorkeling.
During our boat trip to Kea we met some people on board and we have been told that a lot of people are interesting in buying land in the area of Orkos! Actually why not?
Overall Kea island is an island that you can meet your expectations.



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A little bit of everything good
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Kea is a beautiful island, still rather un-explored by the masses making it an authentic place in Greece to visit. Great beaches (mostly without lounge chairs, etc), pristine waters, great hiking throughout the island. Vinylio bar is worth a visit in Vourkari, sit outside and enjoy a cocktail and the sunset or if you're more adventurous, stay til after 12 when the dancing starts, great fun.
Great island and close to Athens even for a short trip.



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Unpacked and relaxing
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My cousin has married Nikos, a Greek guy, and they live permanently in Kea so when we payed her a visit last summer, we also vacationed for about a week in this amazing island. It was so easy to get there. Just a short bus ride from Athens airport to Lavrio and then one hour ferry ride to Kea. The port was very busy in July but the inland was not that crowded. Actually two are the main villages (the capital and the port). The rest of Kea is filled with vegetation, farms, small houses here and there. A nice place to enjoy some rural Greece. I have also been to Paros and Mykonos, but Kea has few things to do with these packed islands. You have your room in Kea even in high season, your room on the beach to move and swim and then get a drink from the bar without waiting for 20 minutes in the queue. Koundouros is apparently the most crowded beach, but there are plenty other small places to swim in privacy. The beach in Korissia is also good and a nice alternative if you don't have a car to get around in your ease. A truly relaxing island and I didn't see many foreigners. Most tourists were Greek, I think, and people from Athens who have summer houses in Kea.



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Still traditional and lovely
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My brother-in-law has a summer house in Kea and invited us for holidays last summer. It was my first time there but I appreciated a lot the pristine beauty of the island. Don't expect anything wild or extreme, things are very quiet but beautiful. The busiest months are July and August, yet still not as busy as in other islands.

Best beach is Koundouros, where some wonderful taverns are on the beach, but if you drive all over the island, you will find many lonely coves. There are beaches on Keawhere you are totally alone even in summer!! Amazing, isn't it?

I didn't notice many foreigners on Kea, which is good. Most visitors were Greeks, so the island has all this traditional vibe that we are looking in a place. Clubs are few and most in Korissia and Vourkari. Ioulida may be the capital, but I think Korissia is more developed because of the port. Ferries from Lavrio leave every 2-3 hours in summer.



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A paradise reserved for only a few
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Kea is not much known to foreigners, it is like a paradise reserved for the Greeks only! I spent a week there two summers ago and had the chance to discover a really beautiful island! From one side, it is a shame that Kea is not much advertised to develop tourism and support the locals, but on the other side, it is nice that there is such a pure place so close to Athens (only one hour by ferry from the port of Lavrion and ferries are very frequent all day long).

The most popular beaches on Kea are Gialiskari and Koundouros, but there are many more isolate coves to discover. Ioulida is the capital, but it is not much developed. It resembles most to a village than a capital. Walk in the evening around the narrow streets, listen to the locals gossiping and see the view from the Castle. Right under the Castle, there is a small jewerly shop to buy some handmade pieces.



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Complete relaxation
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I last went to Kea a weekend in mid September. The Athenians who have summer houses on the island had left and the island was starting to get its winter paces. This was my second time on Kea, the first was a couple of years ago. I didn't swim, just walked around the cobbled paths of Ioulida and did some trekking till the Lion Statue. I needed some rest and I got it. Kea is one of the few islands that always makes me relax completely and forget all about my stresses.



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Perfect quiet
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Kea is a peaceful island. I was lucky to find it in a tourist guide and spend some great vacations. There weren't of course much choices for nightlife and extreme parties, but I prefer it quiet. You will find great beaches there and lovely taverns all around the island. Just check out the ferry crossings, particularly if you are arriving very early on Sunday morning, like we did, as we had to wait nearly 4 hours to get the ferry.



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Orchos beach was my favourite
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I discovered Greek islands a couple of years ago and since then I try to come whenever possible. This summer I went to Kea, among some other islands and I spent four days there, staying in Korresia. I enjoyed the great waters of almost all beaches but I found especially beautiful the one at Orchos, as it is more isolate due to the steep and long road to it and it has no taverns or shops. We rent a motorbike and we were lucky to be the only people who arrived there on that day! It is the perfect beach for relaxing moments away from other tourists, with clear waters and trees around. Be careful with the road, though. The beach of Pisses was also great. In Ioulida I tried local meat with some fat sauce and I took a lot of pictures of the traditional houses.



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Kea is a relaxing place
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I spend last August in Greece, in island Kea. I took the ferry from the port of Lavrio, the trip lasted only an hour or so. I stayed with my friends in Yaliskari, the beach was really great with lots of people, clear waters and a perfect sunset to the bay!The beach of Ksyla was also wonderful, with sand, very exotic.. I also found tasty the local dish of pork meat, tomatoes and eggs mixed together. Kea is a relaxing place, I enjoyed walking in the streets of Ioulida . Don't miss the ancient city of Karthea, it's impressing! Prices are reasonable.





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An island that worths the visit
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I went to Kea a few years ago and really liked this place. It is located not so far from Athens. Actually just 1 hour ferry from the port of Lavrion. The port of Lavrion is not so far from the airport of Athens and we took a cab. The island is one of the closests islands of the Cyclades from Athens and yet it is not crowded with many foreign people. The population is mainly greek which was much more interesting for us. I really felt in love with the capital of the island. It is located in a valley and what is really interesting is that you don't understand were the village is untill you pass the gates. Really picturesque village were you will enjoy a coffee watching the local people. I recommend this island if you are looking for a different experience than the classical Paros - Naxos - Santorini.



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