The birthplace of major lyric poets and philosophers of antiquity, the mythical home of water nymphs, and the site of four major city-states of the ancient world, Kea (also known as Tzia) has a rich history that lives on to this day in every corner of the island.
This unique destination in the western Cyclades, with its exceptional archaeological treasures, impressive architectural heritage, and numerous monuments of popular culture, has an enigmatic charm all its own.
Even its abundant natural landscape, with a verdant green interior boasting luxuriant vegetation and plentiful springs, has myths and stories to tell. Picturesque churches stand in clearings in the dense oak forest, vineyards are cultivated in valleys that lead to idyllic coves with emerald waters, and ancient paved footpaths criss-cross plains dotted with orchards.
In Kea, visitors will discover a paradise for hikers as well as an aquatic playground full of legendary shipwrecks for scuba divers to explore. Elegant and sophisticated, Kea is the perfect place to spend a quiet weekend break but also to enjoy the nightlife beneath the starry sky. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit if you choose one of the ferry tickets to Kea.