Kea island, which is also known as Tzia, sits in the Aegean sea, south of Attica and belongs to the Cyclades group of islands. Although it is typically a Cycladic island, Kea has a different landscape and different architecture than its Cycladic counterparts. Kea doesn’t have the little whitewashed houses and blue domed churches of its neighbors, but it is characterized by earthy tones and elegant architecture.
Kea is a verdant island with many cultivations and forests, while it boasts a wonderful landscape. Thanks to its proximity to Athens, Kea has emerged as a great city break destination. Ferries from Athens to Kea depart from Lavrion port in Athens and arrive at the island in about an hour.