Trekking on Kea, in the Cyclades: Kea is a beautiful island that offers a mountainous setting ideal for trekking. The trekking paths on Kea vary in difficulty, as they may last from a few minutes to several hours. These paths cross hillsides, valleys, forests, and many picturesque villages. They are usually well-signed but a map is also always required, if not a guide.
One of the most popular trekking routes on Kea starts in Agios Symeon village and ends in the remote beach of Agios Filippos. The whole route takes about 2 hours and passes through stone paths, lovely countryside, and small chapels.
Another trekking route that takes much less time (about 30 min in total) starts from Ioulida and goes to the Stone Lion that lies about 1 km away, an ancient sculpture engraved on a natural rock and closely related to the traditions of the island.
The trekking path from Ioulida to Agios Konstantinos, Milopotamos, Flea and Korissia is also quite popular. The trekking time is about 3 hours in total, which may result in a bit tiring, especially for beginners, but you will have the chance to see much of the island's beautiful landscape.