Kea, also known as Tzia, is a beautiful small island of the Cyclades with picturesque villages, an idyllic Medieval castle, unique trekking path, and wonderful beaches. There are no ferries from the port of Piraeus to Kea. The ferries to Tzia depart only from the port of Lavrion and the trip lasts about 90 minutes. In summer, these ferries also connect Kea to the island of Kythnos. The island of Kea is also connected by ferry with Syros, Paros and more islands.
Below, you will find information on how to get to Kea by ferry, where to buy your tickets, and information about Kea, and its port, along with many photos.
Ferry schedules to Kea
There are ferries to Kea from Athens and the islands every day throughout the summer.
Ferry from Athens (Lavrion) to Kea
Throughout the summer, there are at least 6-7 ferries from Lavrion to Kea every day. The ferry trip from Athens to Kea lasts for 1 hour and the cost of a ferry ticket is '11' 'EUR' (11 Euros) for a standard seat.
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Ferry from Syros to Kea
In the high season, there are at least 3 ferries from Syros to Kea every week. The ferry trip from Syros to Kea lasts for 2.5-4 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is '10' 'EUR' (10 Euros).
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Ferry from Kythnos to Kea
In peak season, there are at least 3 ferries from Kythnos to Kea every week. The duration of the trip from Kythnos to Kea is 1-1.5 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is '6.5' 'EUR' (6.5 Euros).
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The types of ferries that travel to/from Kea?
Island hopping from Kea
Kea is a good base for island-hopping to the islands of the Cyclades. Some of the most popular island-hopping itineraries from Kea are from Kea to Syros, from Kea to Kythnos, and from Kea to Kimolos.
Travel tips to organize your travel:
- Keep in mind that there are no ferries to Kea from Piraeus. The only port in Athens that serves itineraries to Kea is Lavrion, which lies about an hour away from Athens.
- The best way to plan your trip to Kea is to book your ferry tickets in advance, as Greek ferries may be fully booked, especially in July and August.
- Since Kea is very close to Athens and the ferry ticket is quite cheap, it is a great destination for day-trips or quick getaways from the Greek capital.
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INFORMATION ABOUT KEA
Kea is one of the closest islands to Attica, only 1 hour away from the port of Lavrion. The main port of Kea is Korissia and the most picturesque settlement is the capital Ioulida with the Medieval castle and the paved paths. Another popular place is Vourkari, where private yachts and fishing boats moor in summer.
Kea has many sightseeings, including the Castle in Ioulida and the Monastery of Panagia Kastriani, built on top of a rock with a gorgeous view to the sea. In Kea, trekking is also a popular sport and in fact a very popular trekking path leads to the archaeological site of Ancient Karthea. The landscape of Kea reminds very little of the other Cyclades islands, as the mountains are kind of darker and the nature is greener. The busiest beach of Kea is Koundouros, but there are many other organized or secluded beaches to enjoy your swim.
Why visit Kea?
Hop on a ferry to Kea for a dreamy getaway from Athens, magnificent beaches, hiking in nature, and ancient ruins.
- The main port in Kea is Korissia.
- The most picturesque settlement in Kea is its capital, Ioulida. This town stands out for its Medieval castle and paved paths.
- The landscape of Kea is not very similar to other islands of the Cyclades, as the mountains are darker and nature is greener.
The best season to visit Kea
The best season to visit Kea is the summer. However, thanks to its proximity to the Greek capital, Kea is also a great destination for day-trips all year round.
Is Kea for you?
If you’re searching for a serene destination near Athens for a quick getaway or for taking some days off away from the hustle and bustle, Kea is a very good option.
Sightseeing in Kea
Some nice places to visit in Kea are the Stone Lion, the Archaeological Museum, the Monastery of Agia Anna, the Ancient Karthea, and the Prehistoric Settlement of Agia Irini.
More about Kea
Discover more online resources about Kea:
- Kea by Wikipedia: Kea by the most famous online Encyclopedia.
Photos of Kea
About Kea Port
Connected ports to Kea
Athens, Lavrio - Andros - Folegandros - Ios - Kimolos - Kythnos - Milos - Mykonos - Naxos - Paros - Santorini (Thira) - Serifos - Sifnos - Sikinos - Syros - Thirassia - Tinos
Kea (or Tzia) is an island that receives mostly Greek tourists and it is only one hour away from Lavrion, the southernmost port of Attica. The port of Kea is Korissia and is located on the northwestern side of the island. It receives frequent ferries from Lavrion, while during the summer season, some ferries go to Kea from Lavrion and Kythnos too.
Some buses connect the port of Kea to Ioulida, the capital of the island, as well as to the most popular beaches of Tzia. There are also a few taxis in Kea.