Getting there & away
Boats are usually packed on Fridays and you should avoid the Sunday night ferry to Lavrio, unless you enjoy controlled rioting. If you plan a Sunday departure, make sure you get your ticket before Friday – and have some rugby-playing experience.
Services connect Kea with Lavrio (€5.90, 1¼ hours) on the mainland at least twice daily and as often as six times daily in summer. Three weekly ferries go to Kythnos (€5.90, 1¼ hours) and on to Syros (€9.40, four hours). One weekly boat goes to Tinos (€10.30, five hours) and Andros (€8, six hours). A slow ferry runs each Friday from Kea to Milos (€11.70, 15½ hours), Kimolos (€11.70, 14½ hours), Folegandros (€17.70, 13 hours), Sikinos (€19.20, 12 hours), Ios (€18.70, 11¼ hours), Naxos (€14.40, 9 hours) and Paros (€14.40, 8 hours).