The Greek Islands
This exceptionally picturesque island lies close to
the south-east coast of Attica and is the closest of the Cyclades
to Athens . Kea (Tzia) has a land mass of 131 sq. km and a coastline
of 81 km. The population is about 2.000 habitants. Only 12 nautical
miles from Cape Sounion , Kea is a mountainous island with small
valleys and bays with sandy beaches. It is not a typical Cycladic
island being very green with plenty of water and fruit bearing trees.
Due to its proximity to Athens , Kea is a popular destination to Athenians
so is difficult to find accommodation on weekends unless booked well in advance.
- The castle of Ioulida where traces from the Apollo's temple
can be seen.
- The lion of Kea made of marble in the 6th century.
- The monastery
of Panagia Kastriani.
- Swimming beaches: Koundouros, Spathi, Otzias
How to arrive
- By boat from Lavrion duration 1 hr 15min.
- By Hydrofoil from
Piraeus duration 1 hr 25 min.