Due to its proximity to Attica, Kéa is an easily accessible beauty with a range in scenic views: steep mountains, small fields, olive groves, vineyards, valleys, picturesque coves and off-the-beaten-track beaches. In the island with the largest oak forest in the Cyclades, bird-watching is a real delight.
For those who are into geology, there are plenty of small caves (like in Kálamos and in Áyios Timótheos). Thirty six km long cobbled trails will lead you to the four city-states of the ancient times: Ioulis, Karthaia, Koressia, and Poieessa). Situated in the center of the island, at the site of the ancient city-state by the same name, the capital of Kéa,Ioulis, is a very picturesque town with ceramic-tile roofed houses, cobbled streets, arched passages, steps and squares.
Visit the exhibits highlighting evidence of prehistoric human life in the Neolithic settlement of Kefalá (3.300-3.200 BC) and in the early Cycladic settlement of Ayia Irene. The monastery of Panayia Kastriani (18th century) to the northeast is built on precipitous rocks, and offers an imposing panoramic view. In Kea’s waters the wreck of the Britannic, sister ship to the Titanic lies -a favourite destination for tourists who enjoy diving.
Nuzzled in a gorgeous picturesque landscape with verdant valleys, trees and wild flowers this beautiful beach offers a serene escape for relaxing days in the sun. Visitors can swim into the sapphire waters of the sea, partake in windsurfing adventures, lie on the beach or stroll around the narrow paths winding through nature.
The beach of Pisses offers most of the features that any visitor or local may expect from a beach: an awesome landscape, good facilities, the chance of practising water sports, and some interesting sites to visit. That is why Pisses is one of the favourite beaches on Kea, especially for the families.
Embraced by the arid coastal scenery this gorgeous beach with the bright sand and the transparent emerald waters is a beach haven of relaxation and serenity. The tamarisk trees that envelope the beach offer abundant shade to swimmers who can relax under the shade, dive into the shimmering waters of the sea or enjoy an iced coffee at the café and Mediterranean delicacies at the sea front restaurant nearby.
Beach Ligia can be found on the south-western coast of Kea, along with Kastelakia, Pisses, Liparo, Kambi and Koundouros beaches. Secluded and remote places like Lygia beach with few or no facilities take advantage of the good connection between these beaches, and therefore, offer visitors the chance to get what they need after a walk through the path.
Mavrambeli is a quiet beach, offering a picturesque and calmed environment, ideal for those who expect to relax and get away from big crowds. Mavrambeli is placed on the north-west coast along with other more popular beaches, such as Gialiskari and Otzias.
Gialiskari is a small beach on the north-west coast of Kea and is the most popular among the locals living in Ioulida, the capital of the island. In spite of its size, during the high season this beach counts on an extra attraction, a cafe bar that provides great views of the beach, to the point that one feels as being enjoying a drink or a meal in the middle of the beach.
Surrounded by the gracious nature and the stunning Cycladic landscape Kaliskia beach is a remote heaven of seclusion and peacefulness offering utmost privacy and calmness. Nuzzled in an unspoiled setting layed with sand and pebbles this quiet beach with the emerald waters is ideal for those seeking complete isolation.
Nuzzled amidst picturesque surroundings this beautiful beach with the golden sand, the fine pebbles and the deep clean waters is a remote beach paradise for unforgattable beach days. Visitors can swim into the crystal clear waters, lie on the soft sand and bask in the sun or unwind under the shade of the straw umbrellas.