KEA, ELSE TZIA, IS SO CONFIDENT OF ITS CHARMS IT DOESN’T NEED TO PRAISE ITSELF!
This small Cycladic Island has been lately transformed into the coolest destination for its seductive serene ambience, the abundance of natural treasures and fine dining.
Kea is the closest island of the northern Cyclades to Athens. Having no connection with Piraeus, it remains undiscovered by most foreign travellers, attracting mainly a wealthy clientele of Athenian weekenders and second home owners in escape from the city seeking for fine dining and relaxation.
A private helicopter transport directly from Athens International Airport will be an excellent chance to get a panoramic first view of the island and take breathtaking pictures. Alternatively, a short taxi drive will take you directly to Lavrio port and maybe you take advantage of the opportunity to visit the Temple of Cape Sounio before catching the boat to Kea.
Kea, overall, has preserved a remarkable sense of balance. On one hand, it continues to posses its close connection to nature and traditional practice. Yet, at the same time, it is developing a more sophisticated form of tourism and reflecting a discreet cosmopolitanism.
As a newcomer, you will be surprised upon arrival into the exceptionally picturesque bay of Agios Nikolaos. The scenic port with its small fishing boats and the sun-burnt fishermen collecting their daily catch, its white cubic houses with the colorful roofs, the old Enamel and Metallurgy Factory and the charming churches is among the foremost magnets of the island.