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 sites. A short hike from Ioulida leads to the Stone Lion, while a much longer hike leads to the archaeological site of Ancient Karthea.
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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.
The area of Agia Irini in Kea hosts an ancient seaside settlement that dates back to the late Neolithic Age (approximately 3,300 BC). The first settlement in this hilly area showed that Kea had cultural interactions with continental Greece.
Church of Agia Marina
The church of Agia Marina stands next to a ruined Byzantine tower in the center of the island. It used to be the katholicon (main church) of a monastery, constructed in the 17th century. The church is located 6 km southwest of Ioulida, while a spring with running water stands next to it.