Kea Tourguide

Kea, also known as Tzia, is a stunning island in the Cyclades, renowned for its close proximity to the eastern coast of Attica. Spanning 130.5 square kilometers with a coastline of 81.5 kilometers and a population of 2,420, Kea boasts diverse landscapes ranging from rugged mountains to lush fields, olive groves, vineyards, ravines, and idyllic beaches. Its history dates back to the Late Neolithic era (3300 – 3200 BC), with significant cultural developments during the Bronze Age and the establishment of four city-states during the Archaic period (7th-6th century BC). Throughout the Byzantine era, residential growth centered around Ioulida, the island’s largest town. From 1566 to 1821, Kea was under Ottoman rule, experiencing prosperity due to mining activities and the establishment of a bustling port.

Ioulida, the capital of Kea, is situated in the heart of the island, occupying the site of the ancient town of the same name. Characterized by charming traditional houses with ceramic tile roofs, cobblestone alleys, quaint squares, arcaded pathways, and numerous steps winding through narrow streets, Ioulida offers a picturesque setting