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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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                                                                                                      Kea Villas & Apartments (283)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Pictures just don't do it justice...

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The villa and the view is stunning - far more than a 180degrees more like a 220 degree view of the crystal Blue sea, islands and the most spectacular sunset every night. Amazing roll down blinds in the superb outdoor eating area mean that you are sheltered from the Meltemi winds if they come and have enough space for at least 12 round the amazing table - we ate from the outdoor BBQ over 50% of the time. We stay at villas on various Greek islands every year for the last 11 years and this is the best layout and view we have experienced so far. The villa has everything you will need and more and is kept clean and tidy by the cleaner who comes every few days. As I am sure Maria will tell you a car is a necessity as its a few minute drive to the town. Maria is amazingly helpful and responsive via phone and email and within no time you will be able to relax into the REAL Greece or the "Secret Seaside" of Kea as the Daily Telegraph refers to it- free from "English Breakfasts" and Tourist traps. We will book again without hesitation and trust me, we are very, very fussy ;-)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Very comfortable house with a beautiful view and a refreshing swimming pool.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The house was conform to what we expected, beautiful and well equipped (just one fork missing in the kitchen). Unfortunately we didnt know that the house was to sell and the first or the second day, in the morning, we had the visit of the agency with potential buyers. We were surprised and not prepared (having breakfast) but the guy of the agency insisted to come inside for a quick look..that was not very pleasant. It has been the only "cloud" in our holiday in Kea.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017