Also known by the locals as Tzia, Kea is the Cycladic island closest to the peninsula of Attica Greece. In fact, it is only an hour away from the port of Lavrion, which is why the island's history is strongly connected to the history of Attica. With an expanse of 130,5 sq. m. and a coastline of 81,5 sq. m., Kea has an intense landscape and interesting trekking paths through forests and beside the sea, as well as archaeological sites. The geography of Kea is hilly but not quite mountainous. The highest mountain peak is Prophet Elias, at an altitude of 561 m.
Hills and valleys, slopes with olive oil trees, almond trees, and oaks dot the landscape of the island, along with scattered cottages, chapels, and water springs. The coastline of Kea mainly consists of small coves that protect it against strong winds. The most famous beaches of Kea are Koundouros, Gialiskari, and Otzias. For more privacy, there are many other smaller beaches accessed by car or on foot. The capital of Kea is Ioulida. The island's main port is Korissia, where ferries arrive and yachts moor in summer. Another safe port for yachts and fishing boats is Vourkari, about 3 km east of Korissia.
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View the map of Kea with the main villages, beaches, and sights. Also, the location of the port and the airport. View: Map of Kea