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The Aegean Islands

Kea-Tzia

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Kea-Tzia

There are destinations which attract your whole attention you right from the beginning, like a strong cocktail that burns the throat while there are those that capture you little by little, with a kind and calm manner that sooths the soul. Kea belongs to the second category. It gently calls the visitor to share its daily life which is of high qualitaty at all levels.

Taking the ship from Lavrio, after a while you can enjoy the beauties of Kea, you become a partaker of its history, you share the positive mood of the people who reside there or chose it as a permanent place of vacations, who invest their soul and material wealth in this island of the Aegean. Its proximity with Attica and especially with the International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos is a great advantage for those who want a quick access to an original Aegean island.

The crystal clear beaches are so many that make the search for coolness and swimming a pleasant everyday getaway. The network of the cultural routes is so extended that each day you can discover more secrets, you better understand how and why that led the steps of ancient people. The temporal continuity is vivid in every step; today and yesterday seem to be made of the same simple materials of the Cyclades: shale rock, water, air…

Ioulis, Korissia, Vourkari, Karthaia, Panagia Kastriani, Agia Irini. ‘Liontas’ (Lion), the castle, the lighthouse on cape Tamelos, the off-road routes, the cruise around the island by boat: Keep notes, organize your time and experience this special destination up close.

Ioulis

CHORA SIGHTS

Paths

ACTIVITIES PATHS

Architecture

ARCHITECTURE CULTURE

By boat

ACTIVITIES BY BOAT

Sykamia

BEACHES

Spathi

BEACHES

Koundouros

BEACHES

Vourkari

BEACHES

The watermills of Mylopotamos

PROJECTS OF THE PEOPLE SIGHTS

Towers of Panachra and Agia Marina

CASTLES-TOWERS SIGHTS

Xyla

BEACHES

More Info

Due to its mountainous morphology and the sequential peaks, the streams and the valleys, Kea’s inland differs from that of the rest Cycladic islands. In the area extending from Ioulis up to Chavouna, passing by Kato Meria, there are many areas with vegetation. The road is asphalted and there are points where you can distinguish the ancient path leading from Ioulis to Karthaia, while you move on the slopes of the biggest mountain on the island, Profitis Ilias, with the homonymous country chapel. The slopes are overgrown with oak trees, while the ‘kathikies’ stand out, i.e. stone-built rural residences, among meadows and forests.

At Ellinika you can visit the church of Taxiarches, built upon an ancient temple. In the same area the base of a bronze statue with one sole was discovered, bearing a dedication to Apollo and it is exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Ioulis. Throughout Ellinika there are parts of ancient buildings identified and incorporated in more modern buildings. At a distance of 2.5km from Ellinika, a dirt road on the left leads to the ruins of the monastery of Agios Timotheos (early 12th century). Today at the place of the monastery a stone church has been built, a representative sample of the stone-built architecture, while next to the monastery there is the cave where, according to the local tradition, Agios Timotheos stayed where there is a small trough with water as well.

In Kea you can try the so-called ‘paspala’ (pieces of pork cooked with tomatoes and eggs), ‘tsigara’ (pieces of pork with fat), ‘loza’ (smoked pork), smoked sausages with herbs and local cheeses such as ‘xyrotyri’, ‘myzithra’, ‘xino’ (sour cheese) and ‘kopanisti’.

The wine produced by the locals is called ‘mavroudi’.

You can buy thyme honey, ‘pasteli’ (sesame seed candy), handmade spoon sweets, ‘amygdalota’ (almond sweets).

Kea is about 1 hour away from the port of Lavrio.

It is also connected to Milos, Kimolos, Folegandros, Ios, Naxos, Syros, Kythnos.

Port Authority of Lavrio

+30 22920 25249

Port Authority of Kea

+30 22880 21344

Municipality of Kea

+30 22883 60000

Police Station of Kea

+30 22880 21100

Multifanctional District Health Centre (Ioulis)

+30 22880 22200

Citizens Service Centre(Ioulis +30 22880 21150

Useful Links

www.kea.gr

www.visitgreece.gr

http://odysseus.culture.gr

www2.egeonet.gr