The Best Beaches in Kea

best beaches in Kea

There are numerous beaches on the island of Kea. Some of the most popular are Gialiskari, Spathi and Koundouros. Others are more secluded and have natural shade provided by tamarisk trees. Many dirt roads lead to these hidden gems. Take a moment to explore them.

Koundouros

Koundouros Beach is one of the best beaches in Kea and is located just 20 minutes from Kea Village. It is a popular family beach with shallow waters and nice sand. It is easily accessible without parking and has sunbeds with umbrellas.

You will find both sand and fine pebbles on this beach. It is also very quiet and offers a lot of shade. This is an ideal beach for snorkeling and swimming. You will find that the beach is well organized and has some beach bars. This beach is easily accessible from the regional road from Ioulida.

Besides Koundouros, there are many other popular beaches on the island. Spathi beach is a long sandy beach that faces east and has a small café-restaurant. It is also less crowded than Koundouros beach. This beach is especially suitable when the wind blows from the north. The water here is crystal clear, and there are plenty of water sports available.

Xyla

One of the best beaches on the island of Kea is Xyla, which is situated on the northwest coast. This beach is made up of golden sand and pebbles and has a shallow, emerald-blue water. There are deck chairs and umbrellas on the beach and there is also a cafe. The beach has beautiful surroundings and is very peaceful.

Kea is a short ferry ride from Athens. Ferry service is available during the summer months, although it isn’t direct. Occasionally, passengers will have to switch to Syros or Kythnos. To find cheap ferry tickets to Kea, you can use Ferryhopper. This website compares ferry companies and schedules to help you decide which option is the best.

Sikamia

Sikamia is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Kea. Located on a small bay that is protected from the winds, this beach is a popular choice among visitors. You can rent sunbeds or sun umbrellas at this beach, which is about 15 minutes’ walk away from Voukari. This beach is popular among young people and has loud music.

There is no charge to visit the beach and there are sun umbrellas and toilets available. The beach is easily accessible, with a large parking lot right on the beach. If you want to explore other Kea beaches, you can choose to drive about 5 km away and visit the others. If you enjoy swimming, you can choose Sikamia, as it has a low shark risk. Although it doesn’t have a wave protected swimming area, the water is usually calm and there are few boats in the bay.

Pisses

Pisses Beach is a large sandy cove on the west side of Kea. The area is also home to a small tavern, as well as room rentals and a campsite. The beach is often influenced by the summer winds of Meltemi, which can make the water rough. Fortunately, it also features calmer waters that are ideal for swimming and snorkelling.

Pisses beach is a wonderful place for swimming and relaxation, particularly in the late afternoon and early evening. There are private umbrellas and comfortable deck chairs available for hire. It’s an idyllic location to spend the evening watching the sunset or trying your luck at fishing.

Otzias

The most famous beach on Kea is Gialiskari Beach, located just a few minutes from the center of town. It is small, but packed with tourists during the weekends. The closest beach bar to the Cyclades beach scene is Gialiskari Beach Cafe. It started out as a small hole-in-the-wall snack bar, but now has a full bar and a great selection of coffee and salads.

Otzias is a small bay with a secluded cove, making it ideal for swimming or snorkeling. The beach is mostly sandy, but there is a small area of rock in the water for snorkeling. You’ll find several excellent tavernas in the small settlement along the east side of the bay.