Our best islands to visit in 2020 trend report gives the inside track on the ones to watch, the sustainable champions, and the revived stars.We find it curious that Kea escaped attention for so long. Only an hour’s ferry ride from Lavrio, just outside Athens, this Cycladic island has everything going for it: a prettily faded Hora straddling two hills, a ritzy yacht scene around the mini-resorts of Vourkari and Koundouros, and blindingly blue bays with some of the best wreck diving in Greece. (The most famous shipwreck is the Britannic, sister ship of the Titanic). Then there’s the magnificent ancient city of Karthaia, poised above the twin bays of Poles like a mirage. “A narrow ridge of land, but I would not swap it for Babylon,” wrote the poet Pindar. Like many of Kea’s beaches, Poles is only accessible on foot or by boat. But it’s all change on the bay of Vroskopos: Greece’s first One&Only will open here in 2021, with a beach club and three restaurants. Go before the crowds catch on, and head inland where Athenians’ stone villas are hunkered into the sun-bleached landscape—Hipaway has some nice hideouts. Or disappear at Kathikies, a century-old farmhouse stranded at the end of a dirt track with nothing but cicadas, butterflies and boundless Aegean views for miles. Read more…
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In our strive to offer top services and facilities to our guests, we decided to include a helipad to the villa in order to accommodate those who would like to reach the villa within 15 min from El. Venizelos Intl. Airport of Athens or desire to reach other Cycladic islands like Myconos , Santorini etc.
What makes it special? Kea is close to the Greek mainland but many tourists pass it by.
Now that Athens has moved its airport away from the city and Piraeus, all the more reason to take the back door route to the islands. A morning flight, a short taxi ride to Lavrio and there will be time to look for Byron’s signature on the temple at Cape Sounion before catching the evening boat to Kea, with onward connections to the western Cyclades or Syros, hub of Aegean ferry schedules. Read more…
There are destinations which attract your whole attention you right from the beginning, like a strong cocktail that burns the throat while there are those that capture you little by little, with a kind and calm manner that soothes
the soul. Kea belongs to the second category. It gently calls the visitor to share its daily life which is of high quality at all levels.