Welcome to Kea
Kea, also known as Tzia, is a tranquil island of great natural beauty and rich history, located south of Attica and right opposite of the town of Lavrio. An easily accessible beauty with a scenery variety: steep mountains, small fields, olive groves, vineyards, valleys, picturesque coves, exciting hiking trails and amazing beaches.
Its’ graphic old town, Ioulida, is perched on a hill with its car-free narrow streets of ceramic-tile roofed houses and restaurants in traditional settings. The Cycladic architecture is blended with the abundant sunlight and the picturesque cobbled streets, offering the perfect scenery for leisurely strolls.
The coastline of Kea outlines the island’s distinctive morphology and is a huge attraction for visitors, as well as locals. Along the coastline and from one end of the island to the other, you will find calm bays with deep blue waters that handsomely reward whoever dares to look for them, such as Kaliskia, Liparo, Spathi, Sygkamia or Kalydonychi. For those who prefer an even easier destination to reach, there are organized beaches on the settlements of Otzias, Koundouros, Ksyla, Piisses and Gialiskari. You can wind surf, jet-ski, kite surf and many more, or even plan a scuba diving excursion, exploring the depths of Kea.
The island apart from a picturesque capital and the unforgettable beaches , has a number of important archaeological sites, such as the archaic statue of the Lion, the archeological museum and the ruins of the ancient settlement of Karthaia.
Kea is also a unique destination for nature and hiking lovers. The stone laid paths spanning 36 km were in ancient times a part of the road network that connected the elements. Each pathway has been designated by white-red signs, and each one has its own historic and natural beauty interest, rewarding the hiker with scenes of impeccable natural beauty.
Choose among our great variety of our luxury villas to rent in Kea and live an unforgettable experience!
Cyclades, Aegean Sea
How to get there
- By car from Athens to Lavrio (30 min) and from Lavrio by boat to Kea (1 hr)