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Kea is perfect for your next island getaway.

The Greek Islands are the perfect destination for any travellers' next holiday. The island of Kea is located across the Steno Keas straight from mainland Greece. This island has just over 2,000 permanent residents, though the tourist population increases this number in summer months. The island is well known for its ideal scuba-diving conditions, with several fascinating wrecks lying just off the coast.

Visitors will certainly enjoy a Greek getaway on the island of Kea—and a holiday rental is the best place to start. A range of different accommodations in Kea is available for a variety of travelling parties. Single-family residences are available through HomeAway, with a variety of amenities and for a variety of rental periods, ensuring guests get just what they need during a stay on the island. HomeAway also has grand villas in Kea available for larger groups. These breathtaking villas boast amenities such as swimming pools, fully equipped kitchens, and the ability to sleep 10+ guests at any given time. For those looking for more bustling cities, the nearby island of Mykonos is also an option. For a more secluded location, the island of Santorini offers many beautiful holiday rentals.

Things to do

Temple of Athena on Kea:

The Temple of Athena dates back to the late 6th century BC. The Archaeological Museum of Kea houses sections of the Temple of Athena, as well as other parts of the ancient city. The museum is open from 8am-3pm daily. Full-price tickets are three euro, while reduced-rate tickets are two euro.

Otzias Beach:

Visit Otzias Beach, located on the northernmost part of Kea. This beach is easy to access by car, at just a 15-minute drive away from the harbour. Stands to buy food and drinks are available, as is a small children's playground.

Panagia Kastriani Monastery:

Located on the northern side of Kea, the Panagia Kastriani Monastery was built around 1700 AD. Tradition states that shepherds saw a light at the top of Kastri, then ascended to the top. Upon digging they found an icon of the Virgin Mary, and decided to build a monastery on that very spot.

Keadivers Dive Center:

Keadivers Dive Center is located in the harbour town of Vourkari, on the northwestern corner of Kea. Keadivers leads dives for both beginning and advanced divers to the island's underwater treasures. Among these are the Patris sunken ship of 1868, the HMHS Britannic (sister ship of the Titanic).

Lion of Kea:

Visit the mysterious stone Lion of Kea. This archaic object is one of the most popular tourist sites on the island. The legend follows that the Lion was sent to the island to ravage the beautiful water nymphs that once lived on Kea.

Athens:

Explore Athens during a Greek holiday. The bustling metropolis of three million will surely be a change of pace. Explore the Neoclassical and Greco-Roman architecture. Be sure to visit the Parthenon and the recently opened and incredibly popular New Acropolis Museum.

Weather on Kea

Kea's weather is consistent with the Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot, but not humid, and temperatures reach the mid-30s. Winters are rainy but not too cold, and only dip down to the mid-10s. A group of winds, called the Ethesians (or Meltemi in Turkish) blow all summer long. In the late afternoon and early evening, these winds can disrupt the western edge of Kea, as well as sailors at sea. Signs are posted along Kea's western beaches.

Travel to Kea

Kea is most easily reached by way of the Greek ferry system. Travellers should fly into Athens Airport (ATH) and transfer to the Ferry system at the main ferry harbour. Both car-carrying and passenger ferries arrive in Korissia on the island of Kea regularly. These ferries are more frequent during the high tourist season. From Korissia, the Epar. Od. Limaniou Korissias-Ormou Kampiou Road leads eastward across the island through Milopotamos, Ioulis, Kastanies, and Astras.

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                                                                                                      Great location, beautiful views, very comfortable, everything we wanted.

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                                                                                                      Great location - only a short walk from the ferry (upstairs but worth it), with fantastic views over the port. Very comfortable - nice big rooms with 3 outside options; big bed and nice fridge and kitchen; and 2 ceiling fans that kept us cool even in 30+ degree temperatures. Helpful host - we were very grateful for the help and advice we got from our hosts, especially when we had to make an emergency trip to the local medical centre.
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                                                                                                      Lovely, well situated house full of character

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                                                                                                      My wife, daughter and I stayed here mid to late August and we had a great time. We were met by the welcoming, efficient and knowledgable Maria Lemos who drove us to the house, kindly helping with a stop en-route at the supermarket for supplies as we had arrived late evening. The house is set above and behind Ioulida with an unrivalled view back across the Aegean to the mainland peninsula. The sun sets here so prepare so spend a lot of time photographing the sunsets - you can literally watch it sink behind the distant mountains. I'd advise a car but there's a fine restaurant, supermarket and bakery a short(ish) walk away all near Kea Villas. Also, there's a reliable if slightly infrequent bus service in summer. (www.kea.gr/index.php/el/tourismos/dromologia-leoforion). Taxi's are also affordable to the main towns but if you want to go to Karthea for example you'll pay 25 Euros each way. The house itself is cosy and comfortable with a small but impressively equipped kitchen (Dishwasher, two coffee machines, juicer, fridge freezer etc - but no microwave). Living area is fine with table and chairs and sofa but we ate outside every day where you have the choice of two terraces and tables, one more protected from the sometimes gusty wind. There's a very attractive mezzanine level inside where our daughter loved to play and read. Downstairs there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms (on en-suite) with a utility room and washing machine. The pool is brilliant with a great view again and room for sun loungers. Nowhere is prohibitively far on Kea so you can get to wherever you need to go quickly and enjoy the wonderful sights, tastes and people of this beautiful island. Heartily recommended.
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