THE DISCOVERY ISLE
Wonderfully undiscovered yet seeped in culture and ideal for watersports lovers, Kea is just an hour’s ferry trip away from Athens. As diving aficionados will know, the island is known for its mesmerising seabed, where four historic shipwrecks, along with a fallen German Junkers 52 aeroplane from WWII, may be found.
On the far side of Vourkari Bay, Strofi tou Mimi is one of Kea’s most celebrated seafood restaurants. The bay laps at the tables, which are positioned as close to the sea as possible without actually being in the water. At To Steki, a chef with 35 years of experience invites the visitors of Kea to savor unique Greek and Mediterranean dishes. All plates are prepared with home-grown and locally-sourced produce, in one of Kea’s most beautiful locations.
Sites and Landmarks
Kea is a small island close to Attica, just opposite the port of Lavrion. This is a popular weekend and summer destination for the Athenians and for people who don’t want to travel far from Athens. Its traditional vibes and quiet beaches give visitors many relaxing moments. Ioulida and Vourkari are the most picturesque villages to stroll around in Kea, while nice beaches include Koundouros and Otzias. Hiking is a very frequent activity in Kea, as hiking paths lead to beautiful sites. A short hike from Ioulida leads to the Stone Lion, while a much longer hike leads to the archaeological site of Ancient Karthea.
Meet the Team
From unforgettable family holidays to once-in-a-lifetime adventures, our specialist travel team will find your ideal villa and organise every last detail of your stay.
Fluent in English and French (with a slither of Greek to boot), Ralph has a deep-seated love and knowledge of the Greek Islands having grown up in Corfu. He continues to split his time between London and Corfu, where he owns a villa right on the water.
Luxury Villa Specialist
Christina is a passionate traveller with a deep curiosity for exploring new cultures. A graduate of the Université de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, she holds a Licence LEA – Langues Étrangères Appliquées. Having lived in four different countries, Christina seized the opportunity to establish herself in the UK, embarking on a career in Luxury Travel.
Luxury Villa Specialist
A seasoned traveller, Olivia is happiest with her toes in the sand and a cocktail firmly in one hand. She combines expertise, personal knowledge and an eye for exquisite luxury to design dream holidays for families, parties and bucket list adventures.