Kea - Area guide
Kea is a small, sparsely populated island that is quite charming. It is an island for people who take pleasure in breathing deeply and enjoying simple things like fresh mountain air and salty sea breeze that have not been discovered by international tourism.
The island of Kea, part of the Cyclades group in Greece, is a charming and quiet island located about an hour from Athens. Kea is a beautiful and romantic island that has avoided mass tourism.
The traditional spirit of Kea is evident in its capital, Ioulis, which is situated on a high slope and has red-tiled roofs and arched passageways.
The site of ancient Karthea, recently recognised by Europa Nostra, and an archaeological museum near the entrance to Ioulis are among Kea's main historical attractions.
The island's characteristic beaches (Xyla, Psili Ammos, Koundouros, Spathi...), with their crystal clear sea, will appeal to even the most demanding tourists.
The island has one of the best maintained networks of hiking trails, and the small traditional taverns and gourmet restaurants will surprise you with local products and Mediterranean flavours.