• The medieval castle built in the 13th century by the Venetian Dominica Miquelon.
• The neoclassical buildings of City Hall and the Old Elementary School.
• The Lion of Kea, a lion carved in natural rock.
• The Archaeological Museum (tel. 0030 22880 22079), with findings from the excavations at the locations: Kefala, Agia Eirini and Karthaia.
• The Tower of Agia Marina (5 km southwest of Ioulida) was built during the Hellenistic period and is of the highest surviving monuments in Greece.
• The ancient city Karthaia located southwest of the island. Access is via the ancient road. Important monuments are the Doric temple of Athena and the Temple of Apollo.
• The prehistoric settlement of Agia Irini. One of the major settlements of the Aegean from the Early to the Late Bronze Age.
• The Lighthouse of St. Nicholas. Passing through the Strait of Katsoni the path that leads to the lighthouse was lit first in the Cyclades and second in Greece.
• The Monastery of Panagia Kastriani. (12.5 km from the port). Built on a cliff by the sea, where they found the image of the Virgin Mary by shepherds.
• One of the few forests of Royal Oak who have been in the Aegean Sea. You will find it at the central and eastern part of Kea. On the old days acorn was exported for the purpose of tanning.
• Paths of 36 km, with 65% of them paved, leading to secluded beaches, natural springs and archaeological sites. On all routes there are signage and destination signs.
The footpaths of Kea:
• Organized or not, the beaches on Kea maintain pristine beauty. Some of the most crowded and tourist beaches are Korissia (port), Gialiskari, Otzias and Xyla. On the northeast side are the Spathi, the Kalydonychi, Sykamia and Orkos. South of the island you will find Poiisses, Koundouro and Kampi. Some more remote beaches are Karthea, Kaliskia the Vroskopos and Liparo.
events Sailing races (May-September)
Folktales Festival (July)
The feast of the Holy Trinity
The festival of Panagia Kastriani (August 15)