Known place of torment for thousands of political prisoners. Today is the perfect destination for boat owners. On the east coast there are some small beaches with sand, which one can reach by boat. Also on the south coast there is a welcoming leeward bay with small beach with a 'treacherous' reef 200 meters from the shore. Since you will not find anything on the island, make sure you have all your necessities. An ideal place for snorkeling.
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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.
Immediately to the west of Cape Sounion there is a small bay that is, unfortunately, often full of boats, but from there you can visit one of Greece's most beautiful ancient sites : Poseidon's Temple. It can be seen from quite a distance on its rocky pedestal.
'Elias' is the name of a small waterside taverna in Cape Sounio lying on the edge of the bay with a breathtaking view on the Temple of Posiedon atop the cliffs.
Chill over a delicious seafood feast washed down with a good local wine or ouzo and watch the sunset from the picturesque bay.
Located in front of the village Kalopigado is a sandy beach of medium size, not organized, but clean and fairly quiet during the week as opposed to Saturday and Sunday and is usually crowded. Located between the seaside towns also Daskaleio and Mikrolimano.
Small beach in front of the homonymous tourist resort is located 4 km northeast of the seaside resort of Porto Raftis, about 12 km northeast of Markopoulo and 39 from the center of Athens. It is exposed to strong beach winds of summer (winds).
Located in front of the homonymous village, at a distance less than 50 km far from the city center and 8-9 km east of Keratea. The beach is divided by a small rocky peninsula with a church on top of the cliff, Agios Panteleimon, in two separate beaches with sand and small pebbles.
Sandy and pebbled beach with small front and south of the seaside resort of Porto Raftis inside the homonymous bay and approximately 8 km east of Markopoulos and about 35 east of downtown Athens. Porto Raftis is easily accessible by the Attiki Odos.
On the east side of the bay of Porto Raftis. The tailor port is easily accessible by the Attiki Odos.
Small sandy, rocky, pebbled beach and caves, inside a small bay one kilometers northwest of the resort town of Porto Raftis, located about 9 km east of Markopoulos and about 36 east of downtown Athens. This is a beach sheltered from the strong summer winds (winds).
Small sandy beach within a small bay south of the Vromopousi is relatively sheltered from the strong northern winds of summer (winds) and is located approximately 19 kilometers southeast of the center of Keratea. Located along the coast between the villages of Agia Marina and Mikrolimano Kalopigado.
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.
Surrounded by the gracious nature and the stunning Cycladic landscape Kaliskia beach is a remote heaven of seclusion and peacefulness offering utmost privacy and calmness. Nuzzled in an unspoiled setting layed with sand and pebbles this quiet beach with the emerald waters is ideal for those seeking complete isolation.
Small sandy beach on the right of the small bay of Mikrolimano front of the settlement, the beach is sheltered from the south to a small low peninsula, located about 18 kilometers southeast of the center of Keratea. This is a relatively sheltered beach from the strong summer winds (winds) and the corresponding south.
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.
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.
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.
Charakas sandy beach opposite the island of Patroklos, or Gaidouronisi for locals and old, on the way to Sounion (5 kilometers), located 58 kilometers southeast from the center of Athens. Map without having to locate, but without sinking in the world, the Ruler of the beach is the ideal solution for those seeking an alternative, but do not have time; or disposal; looking.
Small sandy beach outside the small bay in front of Mikrolimano newly Mikrolimano Panorama village, the beach is sheltered in a cove below, given the small low peninsula which protects the island and it looks like you go on foot, located about 18 km southeast of the center of Keratea to which it belongs and 59 from the center of Athens. This is a relatively sheltered beach from the strong summer winds (winds) and the corresponding south.
In the bay of Thorikos under the famous ancient theater and the twin hills typical Small and Large Velatouri with the remains of the Mycenaean citadel, the beach is not suitable for swimming because the water is contaminated with various industrial wastes. Gathered on the beach with enough interest in windsurfing.
Arriving at Cape Sounion, instead of turning on the triangle to the Posedona to go straight and second or third street (dirt road) turn right and you will soon find yourself on a sandy beach that is not widely known, but only locally. It is not organized, so make sure to the essentials.
Small sandy beach in the well protected cove located directly beneath the Temple of Poseidon is located approximately 68 kilometers southeast of downtown Athens. Shortly before arriving at the temple of Poseidon on the dirt road turn left and after few meters you come across a small creek desert.
Sandy beach in the well protected bay of Sounion, where in ancient times was located in the dockyard of the Athenian fleet, located across from the archeological site near the site of the hotel units, approximately 68 kilometers southeast of downtown Athens. This is a fully organized beach just below the temple of Poseidon at Sounion, with clean sand and pebbles on the edge, where you can enjoy your swim.
Extensive beach front Legraina the homonymous tourist resort, located 60 kilometers southeast from the city center and 3 kilometers west of Cape Sounion. The first choice for those seeking a freestyler feeling in diving, the beach level Legraina combines Cycladic fine, golden sand and azure waters and lack of crowds.
Our diving field includes the reefs and wrecks of Macronisos island, Cape Sounio and the surrounding islets. For the experienced and technical divers we organize daily excursions to more remote diving sites all of them chosen from the immense personal archive of Kostas Thoctarides.