Attractions

Top Choice Monument in Ioulida

Kea Lion

The enigmatic Kea Lion, chiselled from slate in the 6th century BC, lies across a small valley beyond the last of Ioulida’s houses. The 15-minute walk to reach it is fantastic: follow small wooden signs reading Aρχα…
Ruins in Kea

Karthea

Accessible only by boat or walking path (about one hour, one-way) from Kato Meria is the bay of Poles in the southeast, home to the ancient city of Karthea. It’s a walk with a spectacular destination: ancient ruins …
Museum in Ioulida

Archaeological Museum

Find intriguing artefacts from Kea's four ancient city-states, including some superb terracotta figurines, many from excavations at Agia Irini. Thirteen Minoan–style statues are the museum's pride. It’s just before …
Monastery in Kea

Moni Panagias Kastrianis

From Otzias, a spectacular coastal road runs for 6.5km to this clifftop, 18th-century monastery. If you’re circling back to Ioulida, the road from here is equally gorgeous, along the crest of hills with grove-covere…