Chora / Lion
No trip is complete without walking through the main town and its cobbled roads – traverse the entire town and at the end of the village you will find yourself on the old stone road that takes you past the spring of Kounderis. A little past the cemetery and a small whitewashed church is the Lion of Kea, a huge statue carved out of granite from the 6th century BC. Beyond the lion is yet another spring, this one called the Spring of Benjamin, with it's troughs for the animals and marble columns. The path continues on to Otzias if you are the type who loves walking.
The ruins of an ancient city can be found only by rental boat or walking (there is an option to go by donkey as well) Karthea, also known as Poles, on the southeast coast of the island founded in the 12th century BC
The main port, the waterfront and marina are closed off to traffic in the evening, and make a perfect place to stroll up and down. With a variety of food options and bars, as well as a few boutique stores, it is a great evening out.
The highlight of art galleries, upper crust fish restaurants serving the yacht and cruise communities that pass through. Vinylio Bar, at the edge of town next to the water, monopolizes after-hours nightlife with old and new beats.
There are actually two lighthouses – one in the port area, as seen above, nice to walk to for a great private sunset view and our favorite secret location found in Ruth and Michael’s top picks!
Beautifully kept, fantastic views. Stop by for a shot of tsipouro and meet the cool pastor!