Kea (Greek: Κέα) is a stunning island in the Aegean. It is also known as Tzia (Greek: Τζιά)
Marking the boundary between the Aegean archipelago and the gulf of Evia, Kea forms a natural link between mainland Greece and the Cyclades. Of all of the islands in the Cyclades group, it is the closest to Athens.
As one of the largest islands in the group, Kea is highly accessible, but it also offers the character and intimacy of a small Greek island. Its unparallel natural beauty blends uniquely with distinguished architecture and archaeological monuments that bear witness to Kea’s long and rich history. In the unique oak-forest one can find the rare oak basilica.
With its Cycladic beauty, imposing landscapes and wonderful beaches, Kea is an earthly paradise. Picturesque ancient paths, that exist over 2500 years and interconnect the ancient Tetrapolis, crisscross the island creating beautiful routes as wild hills give way to meadows, which lead to small coves and secluded shores offering fine swimming and exclusive yachting. The sheer variety of the scenery creates a dream-like, harmonious whole and a truly unique Greek holiday housing destination.
The beauties of the island do not only lie on its terrestrial surface. There is a remarkable seabed, which is rich and protected. Even J.Cousteau mentioned that Kea’s seabed is one of the best he had seen. Apart from the submarine beauties, the wreck of Britannic –the “biggest brother” of Titanic- lies in the waters of Kea.
The gentle attitude of the local people added to the natural and historical environment of the island creates a powerful combination.