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 far from the port of Lavrion, which is why its history is strongly connected to the history of Attica. With a 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 aside beaches and archaeological sites. The geography of Kea is hilly, but not particularly 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 scattering cottages, chapels and water springs. The coastline of Kea consists mostly of small coves, that protect 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 main port of the island is Korissia, where ferry arrive and yachts moor in summer. Another safe port for yachts and fishing boats is Vourkari, about 3 km east of Korissia.
Kea map View the map of Kea with the main villages, beaches and sightseeing. Also, location of the port.
View: Map of Kea