Due to its proximity to Attica, Kea (also called “Tzia”) is an easily accessible beauty with a scenery variety: steep mountains, small fields, olive groves, vineyards, valleys, picturesque coves, exciting hiking trails and off-the-beaten-track beaches.
It is the northemmost island of the western Cyclades and the closest island to Attica, located only 16 miles from Lavrio, with which is connected with daily ferries. 
The island, has the shape of a “droplet”, a total surface of 131 sq. Km., and a perimeter coast of 85 km. and it is the 6th in size Cycladic island, with about 2.500 residents.
On the island with the largest oak forest in the Cyclades, bird watching is a real delight. For those who are into geology, there are plenty of small caves. 36 km long cobbled trails will lead you to the four city-states of the ancient times: Ioulis, Karthaia, Koressia, Poiessa.
Situated in the center of the island, at the site of the ancient city-state by the same name, the capital of Kιa (or Tziα), Ioulis, is a very picturesque town with ceramic-tile roofed houses, cobbled streets, arched passages, steps and squares.
Kea is one of the most visited islands for the aficionados of sailing, due to its proximity to the Attica land.


Kea has a very rich history that is reflected in every corner of it until nowadays. Monuments, archaeological sites, architectural sights and museums narrate the most fascinating episodes from the past of the island.
Its older name was “Hydroussa”. The name “Kea” derives from hero Keos, the leader of the Locrian settlers from Nafpaktos who occupied the island in the ancient times.
The prehistoric settlement of Kefala, located in the homonym cape in the northwestern coast of the island, was established during the Neolithic Period, around the end of the 4th millennium. The settlement of Aghia Irini in the northern part of Aghios Nikolaos bay was one of the most significant cultural centers in the Aegean Sea from the end of high prosperity. In the archaic years (7th-6th century B.C.) four independent and economically and culturally powerful cities-states (Ioulida, Korissos, Karthaia and Poiiessa) were established, having a separate management structure but usually a unified presence in foreign policy.
In 1204, when the Franks conquered the Byzantine Empire, they named the island Zia, from where the current name of Tzia came. Since 1830, Kea, like all the Cyclades, was included in the newly established Greek state and began to develop agricultural, livestock and commercial activity. With the urban development of Athens in the 20th century, however, the population decreased significantly and gradually began to decline.


There are many beaches around the island. Our villa is ideally located equidistantly about 4 Km to three of the best, Spathi beach, Kalidonichi and Sikamia beach.


Koundouros beach is your place to be if you want to have fun doing water skiing, towed games (tubes, banana, sea couches, etc.), stand up paddle boards, sea bikes and snorkeling.


One of the most interesting ways to discover Kea is by walking. The well-preserved network of footpaths in the island includes 12 routes that will offer you unforgettable experiences. Wander around the green creeks in the inland, the most isolated small bays, the most picturesque chapels, the imposing ruins of an ancient tower. Check out the suggested routes and let Kea reveal to you its natural beauty and its enchanting history.

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An island with such great history as Kea could not but be full of disperse monuments in land and sea. Either you take a short walk in Chora or you make an explorative trekking through the footpaths, you continuously stumble on interesting landmarks, dated from the prehistoric period to the previous century.


A must see of the island is the relaxing sunsets at the old port of Vourkari. It lies in the embrace of an exceptionally sheltered cove, thus offering a wonderfully safe mooring to almost all the yachts that visit the island. There most of the night lifers prefer to dine and have some drinks. Don't expect to experience Mykonos nightlife but rather relaxed casual moments.


Kea is a one of a kind destination for the aficionados of diving tourism as in its seabed lay four extremely interesting shipwrecks, that marked its recent history: Titanic’ s twin sister, floating hospital Britannic and French ocean liner Burdigala, paddlewheel steamboat Patris and a German Junkers 52 airplane from WWII.

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Your stay includes breakfast and one meal, either lunch or dinner depending on your choice. Our chef will prepare the menu that you have decided from a list of suggested menus that represent the authentic Mediterranean cuisine. If you still decide to dine out of the villa, our villa manager will be more than happy to assist you in making the right choice.


We created a cellar with the most representative wine varieties and spirits from allover Greece in order for you to have a complete and joyful tasting experience at the villa.


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Nomios Villas Pera Meria, Kea Island 84002, Cyclades GREECE