Kea is an island that gets popular on summer weekends as a getaway for Athenians but it remains calm during the week. Some beaches, such as Gialiskari, Koundouros, and Korissia, are organized and boast tourist facilities. The rest of the beaches are small and secluded, ideal for enjoying privacy and isolation.
You will find below a list of the best beaches on Kea island.
Except for the beaches, discover the best villages and things to do & see in Kea. For more information about Kea, view our Kea travel guide.
Guide to 18 beaches
Discover our guide to 18 beautiful Kea beaches. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos, and their location on a map of Kea. For the most popular spots, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels, and reviews.
Location: 15 km southwest of Ioulida
Description: Koundouros is among the most popular beaches in Kea. It is well organized and has many tourist facilities around it.
Location: 11 km south west of Ioulida
Description: Part of this beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas. Generally it gets quite popular in summer.
Location: 10 km north of Ioulida
Description: Otzias has a beautiful sandy beach with clean waters. It is located on the northernmost spot of the island and boasts some tourist facilities.
Location: 6 km northwest of Ioulida
Description: The long and sandy beach of Korissia is located within a walking distance from the port. It is organized with sunbeds, umbrellas, beach bars, and many hotels around it.
Location: 7 km northwest of Ioulida
Description: Gialiskari is among the most popular beaches in Kea. It comprises a sandy bay with clean waters and tourist facilities around.
Location: 18 km south west of Ioulida
Description: Kambi is a protected bay that gets quite frequented due to its closeness to Koundouros.
Location: 11 km southeast of Ioulida
Description: Orkos is a large beach on the eastern side of the island. It is pretty isolated and unorganized.
Location: 15 km west of Ioulida
Description: This is a nice but pretty remote beach. It can be reached through a track road or by boat.
Location: 22 km southwest of Ioulida
Description: An isolated beach on the southern part of Kea, Liparo is a small cove that doesn't get frequented in summer.
Location: 17 km southwest of Ioulida
Description: This is a calm beach between Koundouros and Kambi. It gets a bit frequented in summer, although it is not organized.
Location: 10 km east of Ioulida
Description: This is an isolated beach accessed through a track path and is ideal for enjoying total privacy.
Location: 22 km south of Ioulida
Description: This is a remote beach on the southern side of the island that can be reached through a track path or by boat.
Location: 12 km southwest of Ioulida
Description: Kastelakia is a nice cove on the way to Koundouros, on the southwestern side of the island.
Location: 17 km southwest of Ioulida
Description: Lygia is a small beach in proximity to Koundouros. It is not organized and is great for some relaxing.
Location: 8 km southwest of Ioulida
Description: This is a calm beach that can be reached through a track path. Due to its remote location, it doesn't get frequented at all.
Location: 8 km northwest of Ioulida
Description: Melissaki is a small beach ideal for relaxation. Although it is close to Korissia, it doesn't get frequented.
Location: 13 km northeast of Ioulida
Description: Spathi is a region with amazing sandy beaches. It doesn't get frequented, so it is a great place to enjoy some privacy.
Location: 9 km northwest of Ioulida
Description: Tris Ammoudies is a remote beach close to Vourkari. Accessing the beach is challenging and many visitors avoid visiting it, so it is possible to swim and sunbathe alone.