Holidays in Kea

Kea Holidays 

Being aware of the needs of the Greek traveler and especially of the modern foreigner one, who sometimes is in awe of the abundance of information on the internet, the well experienced team of has a suggestion for everyone’ s taste. With over 35 years of expertise in tourism in Greece, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to questions usually asked when one plans holidays in Kea: how do I get there, where do I stay, what can I see and do in Kea? What about transportation on the island?

Holidays in Greece 

Considering Greece to be a magical place for your vacation, we urge you to visit the sections Greek IslandsThematic Holidays, and why not the Mainland of Greece. We believe that every little part of Greece has a thrilling travelling experience to offer.

Kea travel, tourism info

Kea belongs to the Cyclades islands, near Kythnos and Serifos and is one of the least populated. Its old name was Ydroysa and it was renamed Tzia during the Ottoman occupation. Its current name of Kea comes from the hero Keo who was the leader of the Lokron from Nafpactos who occupied the island in ancient times.The largest settlement is Ioulida and has about 600 residents. Korissia, the harbour of the island, has about 350 residents. In the gulf of Agios Nikolaos is the oldest settlement of Agia Irini, close to Vourkari. It has exceptional beaches and one of the best system of walking paths and trails of any Greek island. There are hotels and rooms that provide for the comfort and needs of all visitors to the island. If you are looking for an island that is close to Athens but has the feeling of an island much further away, then Kea may be the place for you.

Kea useful info

Kea Council +30 22880 22221
Port Authority +30 22880 21344
Doctors Surgery +30 22880 22200

Kea Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Booking ferry tickets for Kea

Book your ferry tickets for Kea online with us, then collect your ticket at the port before your departure, from the special ticket kiosks. - Please note that some ship companies do not offer this service. If the case is so, we post your tickets well in advance.-

Ship itinerary information for Kea

Kea can be reached by ferry boat, mainly from the port of Lavrio. Also, there is access from the nearby Cycladic islands, like Milos, Syros, Paros, Naxos, Andros, Folegandros, Ios, Kimolos, Kythnos, Sikinos, Tinos by ferry boat or sea-taxi.The duration of your trip varies depending on the route and type of ship (conventional or high speed one). When booking your chosen ferry tickets for Kea online, you will be informed of the precise time of arrival. Since ship itineraries change according to season, your are advised to check our online booking system for up-to-date information.

Special offers for ferry tickets to Kea

It is important to note that most ship companies offer discounts for return tickets. Keep in mind that if you want to visit a nearby island, you are strongly advised to buy in advance a return ticket for your destination.

Air tickets to Kea, Flights, Special Offers

Booking Air tickets for Kea

Kea doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by boat. We can offer airtickets to Athens airport through our online booking system and then there is daily connection to Kea from the port of Lavrio by ferry boat. Also, it is possible to fly to a nearby island which have an airport, like Milos, Syros, Paros, Naxos and then reach Kea by ferry boat or sea-taxi. Telephone booking is also available for those who do not want to use a credit card.

Special offers and cheap tickets to Kea

To get the best deals early booking is required. Visit and find cheap tickets for Kea. Take profit from low cost airline and last-minute bookings, as well. Don't forget to use your airmile bonus card.

Hotels in Kea, Hotel Guide, Special Offers

Hotel Guide provides you with a complete and up-to-date guide for hotel accommodation. You can find your favourite accommodation searching either by location, or by hotel name. 

Luxury Hotels in Kea

If you would like to search for Luxury Hotels in Kea (Luxury hotels, boutique hotels, 4 or 5 star hotels) search under the section Luxury Hotels.

Cheap Hotels in Kea

If you are searching for Cheap Hotels in Kea (rooms, apartments 3, 2, and 1 star hotels) search under the section Cheap Hotels.

Special Hotel Offers in Kea

If you are looking for special offers visit our section Hotel Offers in Greece.

Booking Hotels in Kea

When browsing the hotel list for Kea, and clicking on the link "online booking", you 'll be first shown the hotels that offer online booking. By pressing on the button 'Book & Prices' you reach the online booking machine for the selected hotel.

Excursions and special places of interest in Kea

Excursions and tours in Kea

From prehistoric Ioulida comes the famed Stone Lion that dates back to 600 BC, while the ruins of the temple of Apollo and Athina in ancient Karthea are impressive. Also,  there is the archaeological Museum of Kea, which is located in Ioulida.You will find historical discoveries from the archaeological sites of four autonomous ancient cities and a collection that covers the period from the Palaeolithic age up to the Copper Era. Kea also features architectural wealth.  There are countless traditional rural dwellings scattered on the island, known as "Kathikies". If you have a chance, choose that kind of accomodation and enjoy a magical experience in the wisdom of traditional techniques, materials and colors. Finally, the most sacred protector of the island is the Virgin Mary of Kastriani. This historical monastery is located in the north-east of the island. The monastery is built into steep rock looking towards the sea, and according to tradition this place was chosen by the Virgin Mary herself. The view from the monastery is impressive.

Places of interest in Kea

Kea has been blessed with a number of beautiful beaches, almost all of them in sheltered coves though not all of them accessible by car or public transport. Some of them are Galiaskari, Otzias, Pisses, Koundouros, Kambi and Liparo.

Thematic tours in Kea

Kea is considered to be a remarkable destination in the world for :

Family Tourism.

Restaurants and nightlife in Kea

Kea has several options if you are wondering about the cuisine. Try unique dishes and flavors from natural products produced on the island. Loza, Ksino (cheese), paspalas, appetizers, salads, pies, wine, honey and traditional sweets. Taste the local specialties and enjoy the welcoming and friendly atmosphere. The beautiful island of Kea retains its identity even at night. There are many places to spend your evenings without disrupting the lives of residents and the serenity of the island. The nightlife is mild in an effort to avoid altering the character of Kea as happens elsewhere in the Cyclades.

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