Discovering Kea

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.

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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.

Kea topoGuide is a complete touring and hiking guide for the island of Kea. The application is available for Android devices as well as for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) by AnaDigit.
The app includes an extended introduction on the geography, the nature and the history of the island.
The app 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.