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.
An island with such rich history and tradition as Kea could not but have remarkable museums. In the Archeological Museum in Ioulis you will have the opportunity to make a journey in historic and prehistoric Kea through the impressive archeological finds from the excavations performed on the island. In Mylopotamos you will get a taste of Kea’s tradition and rural life in the Folklore Museum of Kea.
Apart from the port of Korissia and Chora – Ioulida, Kea has four other villages where tourist island life focuses: Koundouros, Otzia, Vourkari and Pisses. Among them you will find smaller villages with less tourist traffic, such as Kato Meria.
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.
The friends of exploration have a good motive for excursions. The small caverns that are dispersed around the island are of a particular geological interest. The two most significant caves of Kea are Trypospilies in Kalamos and the cave of Saint Timotheus in Aghios Panteleimon.