Kea island also known as Tzia, is a small island close to Athens belonging to the northern Cyclades. It is interestingly only 12 nautical miles off Sounion – the southern cape of the Athenian peninsula. However, it is not as developed as other Greek islands offering the perfect hideaway for vacationers looking for relaxation and peace.
The island has a rather mountainous relief with its interior being quite green with small valleys with fruit and oak trees. Kea has very interesting ancient history as its first archaeological traces go back to the 4th millennium BC. Among other things the visitor will have the opportunity to admire the small temples of Athena and Apollo.
The main town of Chora rests in the middle of the island with a beautiful ancient acropolis and well preserved windmills. The most famous beaches include Otzias and Vourakri in the northern part, whereas in the west the beaches of Koundouros and Pisses are the ones attracting most of the vacationers. Smaller, secluded, non-organized beaches can be found along the coastline, offering plenty of opportunities for swimming and sunbathing.