LONG WEEKEND GETAWAY


Kea or Tzia is the northern and one of the bigger islands of the Cycladic complex. Being close to Attica, Kea is a favorite weekend getaway

Location: Cyclades
Capital: Ioulida
Size: 129 km2 area
Access: 1 hr boat trip from Lavrio port which 30\' from the Athens International airport
 

INSIDE INFO

Kea or Tzia is the northern and one of the bigger islands of the Cycladic complex. It is a natural bridge that connects the mainland to the rest of the Cycladic isles. The island’s mountainous interior hides verdant valleys carpeted with wild flowers, herbs and imposing oak trees. The coastline offers a variety of beautiful sandy beaches and secluded coves. Caves that are half covered by the sea are waiting to be explored. The two main settlements of the island are Ioulida, the inland town of Kea, and the port of Korissia. Ioulida carries its charm quietly, with its stone paved narrow alleys twisting and turning among traditional houses with red tile roofs. Korissia is ideally situated in the natural bay of Agios Nikolaos.

WE LOVE

The majestic Royal Oak forest and
The island offers a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and bars that will satisfy every taste.
Don’t miss the archaeological site of Karthea and the castle of Ioulida, the capital of Kea

LOCAL TIPS

If you are a spaghetti lover, a must is to eat lobster spaghetti at the local taverns of Vourkari
To visit Kea by boat and travel around its numerous sandy beaches
The ship wrecks

Events calendar

Antique Cars Rally

Taking place in June

Fairytale Festival

Taking place in July

August 15th

The religious celebration in honor of Panagia Kastriani