Also known as Tzia, the lovely island of Kea is located to the south of Attica, in a close distance to Athens. Although it is part of the Cyclades, it doesn't really seem like a typical Cycladic island.
You won't find whitewashed cubic houses and blue-domed churches in Kea; Instead, its architecture involves neoclassical houses with an elegant architecture, painted in earthy colors.
Kea is located in the Aegean Sea and it is the nearest inhabited Cycladic island to Athens. It is located just an hour away from the port of Lavrion in Athens. Thanks to its proximity to the capital, Kea Greece (also known as Tzia) is a very popular destination among the locals, especially for weekend getaways and short trips! Even though it is a Cycladic island, it isn’t similar to its Cycladic counterparts. Unlike the rest of the Cyclades islands, it is more verdant. What’s more, instead of the traditional whitewashed Cycladic houses, it is full of traditional farmhouses and tile-roofed buildings in earthy tones.
In the island of Kea Island, you'll find a lush natural paradise!