Our Favorite Beaches to Visit in Kea
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The Greek island of Kea is a popular destination for those looking to indulge in quiet relaxation or exciting adventure. The island is rich in beaches where you can lay under the sun, cool off in the glorious cool waters, or have a fun, new experience. Here are five of the beaches you’ll want to visit when in Kea, Greece.
Located 18 km from Ioulis, the capital of Kea, is Koundouros Beach. Thanks to its proximity to the capital it is a popular destination. In addition to the beautiful emerald waters of this sandy beach, the area is picturesque. There are restored stone mills to offer a lovely spot to explore and add charm to the area. Koundouros Beach is organized with umbrellas and sun beds. You will find a tavern and beach bar on site. The beach has other tourist facilities to be found close by as well. If you enjoy water sports, Koundouros Beach is the ideal beach to visit.
If you’re looking for a family friendly beach, Otzias Beach is a good option. Otzias Beach is located 10 km from Ioulida. A fascinating part of the beach are the partial ruins of a harbor that was used as a port during classical times. The beach is part of a small settlement that is ideal for walking with its lovely narrow paths. Otzias Beach is one of the few beaches on the island of Kea to experience winds that make it perfect for windsurfing. The beach is also home to cafes and taverns. You will find accommodations in the area if you want to stay for an extended visit.
Located just 6 km northwest of Ioulida is the beautiful, family friendly beach of Korissia. Korissia Beach is surrounded by mountains that are covered in lovely, fragrant wild flowers. Korissia Beach is long and calm, the perfect setting for an afternoon of relaxation and fun. The golden sand is dotted with pebbles and close to the shore, you will find larger rocks that lead into the sea. There are also white, Greek style buildings in the area adding to the atmosphere.
If you’re looking for a secluded and nudist friendly beach, Xyla Beach can be found 15 km west of Ioulida. The beach can only be accessed by motorcycle, foot, or boat. Visiting Xyla Beach has the added advantage of being just 5 km from the ancient settlement of Korissos. There you will be able to explore the remains of ancient houses and temples. As you relax on Xyla Beach and take in the deep blue waters, you will see the occasional ferry come and go.
Located 14 km from Ioulida, Spathi Beach features bright, inviting sand and crystal waters. Spathi Beach holds an important place in history as it was an important location of the island of Kea during ancient times. Extractions of iron and rubric took place in the area. Today, you will find a café close to this tranquil and scenic beach. Spathi is the perfect option for swimming and lounging under the sun.
While visiting the Greek island of Kea, you can’t go wrong by visiting any one of these beaches.
This post was written by GreekBoston.com