Travel to Kea, the island - surprise of the Cyclades
Escape to Kea, the westernmost island of the Cyclades. With a rich history and captivating cultural traditions, Kea offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and picturesque settlements. Its close proximity to Athens and excellent tourist infrastructure make it an ideal escape from the fast pace of everyday life.
The charming capital, Ioulida, welcomes visitors with elegant architecture, picturesque neighborhoods, and magnificent mansions. Explore the ancient Acropolis, witness the remains of the temple of Apollo and a medieval castle, and uncover the island's glorious past.
Kea is a haven for archaeological treasures, including prehistoric settlements and the ancient city of Karthea.
Traverse cobblestone paths through the green heart of Kea's royal oak forests, and discover pristine beaches like Xyla, Sykamia, Poisses, Spathi, and Koundouros. Whether seeking tranquility or adventure, Kea promises a holiday paradise beyond expectations. Experience timeless charm, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality on this Aegean gem.
Food and local cuisine
The traditional cuisine in Kea is very rich in flavors. Fresh fish and seafood stand out, although meat lovers can find their favorite flavors in selected restaurants on the island. Kea is famous for its honey and beekeeping products, its sour cheese, its loza, a cold cut that looks like prosciutto, its sausages and its fine wine, Mavroudi. The local sweets are also famous.
When to visit Kea
Travel to the island during the summer months to enjoy your swim in the beautiful beaches of the island and for excursions to nature. Due to the close distance of Kea from Athens, the island is suitable for getaways on weekends or during Easter.
How to use transportation in Kea
transportation to Kea
Kea is connected by ferry to the port of Lavrio and Piraeus, with regular services. There is a ferry connection with most of the islands of the Cyclades.
Transportation in Kea is available by your private car or by rental car on the island. Buses and taxis connect the settlements of Kea, the places of tourist interest and the beaches, while Kea is also offered for walking routes.