Gialiskari Beach at Vourkari

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Gialiskari is a small beach on the north-west coast of Kea and is the most popular among the locals living in Ioulida, the capital of the island. In spite of its size, during the high season this beach counts on an extra attraction, a cafe bar that provides great views of the beach, to the point that one feels as being enjoying a drink or a meal in the middle of the beach. The location of this place is also very suitable in general terms, as it is at just a 15 minutes walk from the taverns at the harbour of Vourkari, as well as from the main port of Korrissia, since it is in the middle of both ports, although it is placed in a cove within Korissia bay. This semi-enclosed location guarantees the calmness of the sea in regular weather conditions. Those who like surfing will not like this feature, but the ones who enjoy swimming at tranquil waters, or those who have children will sure take advantage of that. In fact, Gialiskari tends to be plenty of kids and teenagers. You can enjoy the lively atmosphere of this beach on summer, and also come to relax during the low season.

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Tzia Hiking Map

Tzia Hiking Map

Scale: 1:25.000
Edition: June 2009

In this map of Tzia , for the first time, the island’s entire coastline is mapped!

Cartography was done with a specially equipped and staffed cartographic vessel.


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Korissia Harbor

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Port

Korissia is the commercial harbor within the large Bay of Saint Nicholas where the ferries dock. There is room, however for several yachts.

Bavaria Cruiser 40 Economy

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Sailing Yacht for Charter

  • Berths 7
  • Built 2012
  • Length 40.00 ft

Vourkari Marina

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Marina

Pises Hiking Trail

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Trail

This is a beautiful and short hike to the small, calm beach Vroskopos, which is reachable only on foot or boat. Route begins from the beach of Píses and following a sandy road from the beach.

Route starts from Piatsa, a small square of Ioulis. From here hikers follow the road Ioulis - Korissia, which joins the stone-paved road to Milopotamos and meets the St.

Lagoon 39 Class

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Catamaran for Charter

  • Berths 10
  • Built 2014
  • Length 39.00 ft

The Archaeological Museum of Kea is located in the entrance of Ioulida village near the central square. The building was constructed in 1970 and hosts findings from excavations in the island.

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Otzias Anchorage

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Anchorage

Koundouros Anchorage

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Anchorage

Basically it's two beaches side by side that separates some rocks. Arriving early in Kalydonichi, a small pebble beach and clear waters.

Three sandy beaches surrounded by cliffs. Ideal for lovers of the sea.

Kefalas Beach at Otzias

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Several small beaches with rocky road for every car. The peninsula of Kefalas in the background was the first settlement on the island.

Otzias Beach

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Beach

Nuzzled in a gorgeous picturesque landscape with verdant valleys, trees and wild flowers this beautiful beach offers a serene escape for relaxing days in the sun. Visitors can swim into the sapphire waters of the sea, partake in windsurfing adventures, lie on the beach or stroll around the narrow paths winding through nature.

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Ladou Beach at Otzias

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Beach

Passing Otzia Bay, to the North of the island, at the edge of the bay, you must leave your car and walk downhill on the path to reach the small beach. Soon you will forget how close you are to civilization.

Spathi Beach

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Beach

Embraced by the arid coastal scenery this gorgeous beach with the bright sand and the transparent emerald waters is a beach haven of relaxation and serenity. The tamarisk trees that envelope the beach offer abundant shade to swimmers who can relax under the shade, dive into the shimmering waters of the sea or enjoy an iced coffee at the café and Mediterranean delicacies at the sea front restaurant nearby.

Xyla Beach at Melissaki

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Beach

Nuzzled amidst picturesque surroundings this beautiful beach with the golden sand, the fine pebbles and the deep clean waters is a remote beach paradise for unforgattable beach days. Visitors can swim into the crystal clear waters, lie on the soft sand and bask in the sun or unwind under the shade of the straw umbrellas.

Beautiful, secluded, sandy beach. Of course not organized like most secluded, remote beaches.

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Remote deserted sandy beach just above the beach Orkos. If you visit be sure to take along all the essentials.

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Orkos Beach

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Beach

Clear water, sand, pebbles and trees. Orkos is one of the most beautiful beaches in the depth of the homonymous bay.

Eerie and hardly accessible beach. Access by boat or a 4x4.

Eerie and hardly accessible beach. If you decide to enjoy the beautiful sandy beach and admire the mountains from a low of San Simeon and the ravine leading to the beach of St.

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Kampi Beach

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Beach

Surrounded by beautiful mountains and cliffs overhanging the sea, Beach Kampi provides a perfect escape from noisy crowds and polluted air. Mountains, around the beach, are cut into steps, usually a farming technique followed in hilly regions.

Ligia Beach

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Beach

Beach Ligia can be found on the south-western coast of Kea, along with Kastelakia, Pisses, Liparo, Kambi and Koundouros beaches. Secluded and remote places like Lygia beach with few or no facilities take advantage of the good connection between these beaches, and therefore, offer visitors the chance to get what they need after a walk through the path.

Koundouros Beach

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Beach

Beach Koundouros is on the northwest part of the island. The beach itself has nice features and is very picturesque, with restored stone mills.

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Kastelakia Beach at Pisses

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Beach

Beach Kastelakia is a peaceful and relaxing place for sunbathe and swim. Although Kastelakia beach is a paradise beach, tourists must be ready to take some food supplies and fresh water, as there are no facilities in this almost desert beach.

Pisses Beach

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Beach

The beach of Pisses offers most of the features that any visitor or local may expect from a beach: an awesome landscape, good facilities, the chance of practising water sports, and some interesting sites to visit. That is why Pisses is one of the favourite beaches on Kea, especially for the families.

Mavrambeli is a quiet beach, offering a picturesque and calmed environment, ideal for those who expect to relax and get away from big crowds. Mavrambeli is placed on the north-west coast along with other more popular beaches, such as Gialiskari and Otzias.

Kalamitsi has a beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear water. It is located in the west part of the island.

Stunning beach with green water and sand. The water is quite 'deep' making it an ideal destination for those who love diving and exploration of the seabed.

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