Kea is a small island close to Attica, just opposite the port of Lavrion. It constitutes a popular weekend and summer destination for Athenians and for people who don't want to travel far from Athens. Its traditional vibes and quiet beaches offer visitors many moments of relaxation. Ioulida and Vourkari are the most picturesque villages to stroll around in Kea, while renowned beaches include Koundouros and Otzias. Trekking is a frequent activity in Kea, as hiking paths lead to unique sites. A short hike from Ioulida leads to the Stone Lion, while a much longer one leads to the archaeological site of Ancient Karthea.
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This impressive stone lion head is carved on a rock and dates back to prehistoric times. Located on a short trekking path from Ioulida, this lion is linked with many traditions and legends of the island.
A chimney of 15 meters is the trademark of Korissia village. It belongs to the Enamel Factory, which was permanently closed in 1957. Today you can admire some of its old machinery and objects in a municipal area.
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.
The church of Agia Marina stands next to a ruined Byzantine tower in the center of the island. It used to be the katholikon (main church) of a monastery constructed in the 17th century. The church is located 6.5 kilometers southwest of Ioulida, while a spring with running water stands next to it.