Kea, best known with its popular name Tzia, is the sixth largest island of Cyclades (131 sq. km). Together with Andhros, they define the northern end of the archipelago: Kea looks like the northernmost ring of a chain of islands including also Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos and Kimolos.
It is the closest island to Attica (16 NM from Lavrio), a distance almost equal to Piraeus-Aegina, which is 18 NM.
The coastline of Kea has a perimeter of 85 km and is danteled with mnumerous small bays. The largest anchorages are the bays of Agios Nikolaos and Otzias and some smaller, such as the bays of Pisses and Koundouros.
The relief of the island is relatively mild, with a long ridge, from which many deep streams run down to meet the shore. The landscape is quite verdant, as all the smooth slopes are covered by Valonia oak trees. Therefore the landscape of Kea differs to the other Cyclades, most of them being particularly dry and surrounded by steep coastal cliffs.
Digital field guide Kea topoguide is available for Android devices as an in-app purchase within the application topoguide Greece. Kea topoguide is a member of the Greek Islands group.
Digital field guide Kea topoguide is also available for iOS (iPhone and iPad) devices as an in-app purchase within the application Topoguide Greece. There also, Kea topoguide is a member of the Greek Islands group.
Kea topoguide includes an extended introduction on the geography, the nature and the history of the island.
Kea topoguide also includes data, photos, POIs and descriptions of 19 hiking routes. Once in the field, the application identifies the nearest routes and offers the user active navigation.