Hidden Gems

Exploring Kea: One Of Greece’s Best Kept Secrets

By Jenny Wilson
on  November 01, 2017

Although it has often been overlooked by tourists, Kea has been a firm favourite of many Greek citizens for centuries. Beautiful, peaceful and seductive, here are just a few reasons why Kea will capture your heart on your sailing getaway.

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EXPLORE SOME OF GREECE’S BEST BEACHES

Kea’s beaches are often referred to as the secret seaside, with beautiful sandy coves and calm waters ideal for everyone to enjoy. Kea’s warm bays are perfect afternoon swimming spots and you’ll have no problems finding a quiet stretch of sand to spend a few hours experiencing pure tranquillity and relaxation.

EXPERIENCE DELICIOUS RESTAURANTS AND TAVERNS ON YOUR SAILING GETAWAYS

As well as its beautiful beaches, many locals choose to visit Kea time and time again for its selection of eateries and restaurants. Dine in shaded, quaint outdoor terraces beside the stunning natural harbour, or with views overlooking the bay, and enjoy dishes featuring fresh seafood, perfectly roasted meats, and fresh vegetable and cheese salads. Everything is vibrant and full of flavour, and yes, the sticky desserts do taste as good as they look!

STROLL WINDING VILLAGE STREETS AND FOLLOW ANCIENT TRAILS 

Exploring Kea is best done on foot, with the mountainous landscape providing a series of incredible vantage spots from which to admire the views in every direction. You won’t have to battle endless streams of other people to enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of this beautiful location, with the calm atmosphere acting as a perfect reminder that you have time to take things at your own pace on this island of tranquillity.

ENJOY KEA’S TRADITIONAL GREEK ATMOSPHERE

Kea is home to several central villages, each retaining a close connection to its history and culture. Unspoilt and picturesque, wandering down cobbled streets will lead you to beautifully preserved churches, many of which contain a series of intricately carved icons. Loulida village remains car-free, which enhances the experience of exploring a place which still retains many visible connections to its ancient roots, including a Venetian wall, antique fortifications, and several important ancient churches and monasteries.

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