Welcome to Kea
Kea, though naturally beautiful with craggy cliffs, spectacular coastline and fecund hillsides, has been almost overrun by vacation homes. Being the island closest to Attica, it’s just too easy to reach; but this is usually only evident on summer weekends, and in August. Rent wheels to get off the beaten path and find the island’s charms: rocky spires, verdant valleys filled with orchards, olive groves and oak trees, and excellent walking trails.
The main settlements are the port of Korissia and the attractive capital, Ioulida, about 5km inland. Local people call the island Tzia.