Kea is a small island close to Attica, just opposite the port of Lavrion. This is a popular weekend and summer destination for the Athenians and for people who don't want to travel far from Athens. Its traditional vibes and quiet beaches give visitors many relaxing moments. Ioulida and Vourkari are the most picturesque villages to stroll around in Kea, while nice beaches include Koundouros and Otzias. Hiking is a very frequent activity in Kea, as hiking paths lead to nice sightseeing. A short hike from Ioulida leads to the Stone Lion, while a much longer hike leads to the archaeological site of Ancient Karthea.
In this section, you can see the best Kea Sightseeing. You can also view all things to see in Kea by category: villages, beaches, museums, and churches.
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This impressive stone lion head is built on a rock and it dates from the Prehistoric times. Located a short trekking path from Ioulida, this lion is connected to many traditions and legends of the island.
Location: On the northern side of the island
Description: Ioulida, or Chora, is the capital of the island. Built along the slopes of a hill, it is a traditional village, away from mass tourism.
Location: 6 km north west of Ioulida
Description: Korissia is the main port of the island. Located on the north western side of the island, it is also the main tourist resort of the island.
Location: 8 km north west of Ioulida
Description: Vourkari is a picturesque seaside resort with cosmopolitan atmosphere. Many yachts moor in the small port and the waterfront is lined by fish taverns.
Location: 15 km south west of Ioulida
Description: Koundouros is among the most popular beaches on Kea. It is well organized and has many tourist facilities around it.
Location: 10 km north of Ioulida
Description: Otzias has a beautiful sandy beach with clean water. It is located on the northernmost spot of the island and has some tourist facilities.
Google map of Kea excursions
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