Kea Yacht Charters
Explore island Kea on your luxury yacht charter in Greece
Steeped in an interesting and wondrous landscape – one filled with towering mountains, olive groves, vineyards, valleys, picturesque coves, underwater caves, hidden beaches and sprawling oak forests – the Cycladic island of Kea is a sought-after destination for sailors, yachters, curious travelers and adventure seekers alike.
Also called “Tzia,” Kea is divided into four ancient city-states: Ioulis, Karthaia, Koressia and Poiessa. Above ground, its quaint cobblestone streets, arcades, stone steps and town squares offer yacht charter guests a snapshot of Greece’s beautiful past. The same is equally true for the seafloor, where explorers will find shipwrecks – like Britannic, the sister ship to the Titanic – some dating as far back to the time of Troy.
Sail through Kea during your next Greek yacht charter escape and take in a magical natural landscape like you’ve never seen before.
Things to Do and See on Kea
Ioulida : While Ioulida is the capital of Kea, giving the impression that it should be full of modern amenities suitable for today’s tourist destinations, it still retains its quiet traditions; using donkeys for transportation and welcoming visitors to try its authentic cafes and local fare. From the castle, or “kastro,” of the island and the Valley of Vathipotamos – a symbol of Kea’s first attempts at an irrigation system – to its ancient temples and neoclassical buildings, Ioulida offers a beautiful snapshot of the past. Backed by a picturesque backdrop of the Aegean Sea and surrounded but the island’s beautiful flora and fauna, Ioulida boasts idyllic views perfect for yachters looking for a quiet escape on dry land.
Korissia: One of the most popular spots on the island is Kea’s main port. With its white-washed houses, colorful roofs, quaint cobblestone alleys and picturesque churches, Korissia stands out as an enchanting place for an afternoon stroll, an evening drink, dinner with friends or simply a spot to take in Kea’s most inspiring views. The main landmark of the port is its old enamel factory with a protruding brick chimney; it is the biggest one in all of the Mediterranean.
Gialiskari Beach: With its emerald and tranquil waters, authentic taverns and plentiful tamarisk shading trees, the cozy Gialiskari Beach is one of the most visited locales in all of Kea. Dotted with an equal number of forest trees and sunbathers, it is both peaceful and lively. Home to a picturesque cove that naturally forms a haven of relaxation, Gialiskari Beach is the perfect place to unwind amidst beautiful sunset views.