The sea at Kea is crystal clear, the beaches are wonderful and the taverns are traditional Greek.
This exceptionally picturesque island lies 15 miles from the south-east coast of Attica. It is also known as Tzia and this name is a remainder of the Venetian era. The mountain masses, which are encountered in most of the Cyclades, are broken up by small valleys sparsely planted with vines and fruit-trees and run right down to the sea, opening out into pretty little bays. The interior of the island is dotted with miniature chapels, windmills and monasteries, including that of Panagia Kastriani, Kea's patron saint. Many villages are samples of the Cycladic architecture. Otzia, Panagia Kastriani, Pisses are only few of the locations that you'll never forget. Other worth mentioned villages are Vourkari, a typical fishermen village near Korissia, Katomeria, Parameria etc.
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PLACES TO MOOR
Ag. Nikolaos - There are three places to tie the one is Ormos Livadhi which is the south arm of the bay. North winds cause a swell so you might want to anchor off in the bay. The second is Vourkari which is located on the NE arm of the bay. If you choose to tie here on the quay make sure you have a secure anchor as the meltemi blows straight up on the quay. This area is the most popular for yachts as there is water and provisioning available. The third choice is the old coal bunkering depot in the N arm of the bay this offers good shelter from North winds.
Ormos Pisa - Located on the west coast. This is a fairly protected cove a nice place for a swim. There are no facilities available.
Ormos Kavia - This bay offers good shelter from the meltemi. The bay has houses a few hotels. If you need anything Manos' tavern can provide you with provisions, gas, fuel , ice and showers.
Ormos Polias - This bay is located SE of Kea. You should anchor to the E of the islet. There are a few ancient ruins and the remains of a temple ashore which make for a nice afternoon walk.
The gulf of Korrisia, Gialiskari (Yaliskari), north of Korrisia the gulf of Otzia, Pisses, Koundouro, Polis, Spathi and Sykamia.
If you prefer bars you will have a great time in Korissia, Hora and in Koundouro. Bourkari and Koundouros have clubs. Taverns can be found in Pisses, Kampi, Kato Meria, Koundouro and in Hora.
You can find all the water sports at a lot of beaches of the island and play tennis.