An easy guide for how to get to Kea by Ferry, schedules and prices for the Ferry to Kea and recommendations for public transportation services. Explore the website and find all necessary details for the Ferry to Kea; Destinations and Routes with schedules and prices, Accommodation options with real time Availability and helpful tips for transfer opportunities in Kea!
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Find useful information on how to get to Kea by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel in Kea, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices for Kea ferry, and real-time departures and arrivals with the ferry to/from Kea.
- All year round there are frequent ferry departures to Kea from Lavrion port, while from May to September there are some few departures from some Cyclades islands.
Getting to Kea by ferry is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are doing some island-hopping too. Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts and they prefer to travel by ferry to/from Kea because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!
Cars are allowed on most ferries running to or from Kea, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!
Give a departure port and a date and find all possible ferry to/from Kea destinations!
Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections to/from Kea. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules to and from Kea by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!
Public transportation services in Kea
The port of Kea
- The main port of Kea is Korissia approx. 5,5 km away from the island capital Ioulida (Chora).
- Kea is the northernmost island of the western Cyclades and the closest island to Attica, located only 16 miles from Lavrio port, with which it is connected with daily ferries.
- Access to Lavrio port is easy and feasible, either via Attika Tollway towards Markopoulo, or either via the coastal road Poseidonos Avenue and Athens-Sounion Avenue.
- The boat trip lasts just 1 hour.
- Kea has also ferry links with the ports of Kythnos and Syros.
Public Bus Service on Kea
- There are two bus routes operating on the island of Kea. One route connects the port of Korissia with Ioulida (Chora) and Otzias based on the arrivals and departures of the ferries.
- The other route connects Otzias, Pisses and Koundouros villages.
- Phones: +30 6939037105, +30 6938996126
Taxis on Kea
- If you need a taxi by arriving in Korissia port or call in advance: +30 693 666 0251, +30 697 757 5822. Taxis operate all over the island and can be called by phone to pick you up.
Tip: Most of the hotels on Kea have their own minibus and will transfer you from the hotel to the port or vice versa. Try ringing them to find out if this service is available!
Note: All above information for Kea was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.
Schedules, prices and availability
Book your ferry ticket with any ferry company that suits you better and enjoy your journey in Greece! The “Easy-Way” booking system of go-ferry.com, allows the most reliable online ferry reservations and offers cheaper, faster and better services for your ferry ticket.
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Ferry timetables may change by season, so take an optical canvassing via our search engine to receive the latest cull of dates, schedules, prices and availability to Kea by ferry. With so many accommodation options to cull from, you can be sure to find the best deal for the ferry to or from Kea at a price that fits your budget.
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Book in advance your ferry to Kea
Arrange your ferry journey in advance
It is very important that you have organized your ferry trip, having arranged all the details. You don't want something to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air-tickets, when you book the boat tickets to or from Kea you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.
There are many reasons why you should arrange to book in advance your ticket. Here are some of the most important:
Pay for Hotel in Kea without using it!
During the high season in Greece, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations, such as Kea, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel on Kea without having booked the ferry pass to/from Kea. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry to or from Kea!
Save time in Kea!
Although we charge a commission for acquiring ferry bookings to/from Kea, this allows you not only to secure your ferry tickets o/from Kea but also to save time in Kea; besides receiving a service and attention of first.
Have a bigger choice of Kea Ferry Tickets!
Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the ferry tickets to/from Kea, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip to/from Kea is interrupted by not finding available ferry departures, but it is possible.
Find more Kea Ferry routes!
If you want to organize your vacations to or from Kea, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations between Kea and other destinations as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going to or from Kea.
Get the best deal by Kea Ferry prices!
Ferry tickets to/from Kea can be expensive, so it’s natural to want to get the best deal on them. It has become a regular practice for ferries to announce special rates and deep discounts for booking ferry tickets to or from Kea up to 3-6 months in advance.
Feeling Great having Kea ferry ticket in your pocket!
You will feel a great feeling when having the ferry confirmation to or from Kea in your hands. The reservation with us will allow you to secure your ferry to or from Kea, you will be relieved to have the confirmation in your hands or on your smartphone!
Accommodation options on the ferry to Kea
Find out about the ferry types, choose the ideal accommodation option on the ferry to Kea and get fresh and relaxed at your destination. Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ferry to or from Kea.
Kea or Tzia is a beautiful island of the Cyclades complex and one of the most popular destinations, due to its short distance from the eastern coasts of Attica. The island extends over a surface of 130.5 km2, its coastline is 81,5 km long and it has 2,420 inhabitants. You will see different settings on the island: rough mountains, small fields, olive groves, vineyards, gorges, picturesque creeks and isolated coasts. It was first inhabited after the Neolithic Era (3300-3200 B.C.) and flourished during the Copper Age. During the Archaic Period (7th - 6th century B.C.), four city-states were established (Ioulis, Karthea, Korissia, Piessa), which were later interconnected with a close road network. During the Byzantine era the biggest residential development was registered in the area around Ioulida. Kea was under Ottoman occupation from 1566 until 1821. Afterwards, followed a period of flourishing where the locals created mines and factories as well as a very important commercial port. Nowadays, the area has an intense residential and touristic development.
What to see in Kea - Tzia
Let’s follow the trail: Ioulída - Agios Konstantínos - Mylopótamos - Fléa - Agia Marína - Plagiá – Písses
A pretty long hike through the green valley of Mylopotamos, the strange tower of Agia Marína, and the trail from Plagiá. Walk on asphalt road (app. 15 min), cover the trajectory between Agios Konstantínos and Mylopótamos (app. 18 min), pass the water mills to the well of Flea (app. 20 min); it will take you 35-40 min to reach the tower of Agia Marina, and additional 55 min to get to your final destination, Pisses. (Actual hiking time 2h25).
How about hitting these hiking trails?
If you are interested in beaches reachable only on foot, follow this trail to Vróskopos beach. Walk above the sea end enjoy the view to the bay of Pises. From the camping of Kea (Pises beach) take a sandy road, and after 100 m follow a small road going up. Fifty (50) metres after you will find a stone with some red paint. Proceed straight ahead. As you walk, a small path with red dots appears in front of you. Follow this trail; cross a small gorge; walk underneath a hanging rock formation; about 20 after you will find a wall: pass through its hole. About 2 min after the trail starts going down leading to the secluded beach of Vróskopos. (Actual walking time: 1h.)
Agios Simeoón - Agios Fílippos and back
Interested in old Greek chapels? Go along this signposted path. On the way, you can even swim in the near-by, unspoiled beach. You will find easily the point of departure: notice a trace marker near a small chapel and a wooden signpost to Agios Filippos. Go down a rocky path; follow a rocky stretch; after about 10m walk on some gravel and a nicely paved stretch; reach the bed of a river after 19min and go down on the other side of the steep valley; pass by a real well; cross the bottom of the valley; on your right there is a narrow valley with oleanders; 15min later, you cross another bed of a valley; continue on an almost flat trail; and follow the trail on the left or the right of the bed of the river. The private beach and the chapel of Agios Filippos are only a few minutes away. (Actual walking time: 1h45.)
- The most famous sight on the island is the Lion of Kea, or Lionda. It is a big, archaic sculpture of the mythical lion (see history).
- The monastery of Panagia Kastriani is also worth a visit, and you can even stay here in one of its cells. The monastery dates back to the 18th century.
- In Ioulis there are also a few interesting churches, as well as an ancient acropolis. There are also ancient remains of temples in Korissia.
Municipality of Kea: 22883-60000
Provincial Authorities: 22880-22249
Municipal Enterprise: 22880-22400
Tourist Office: 22880-21500
Archaelogical Museum: 22880-22079
Cultural Centre: 22880-21313
SOS (medical attention): 166
Regional Hospital: 22880-22200
Drug store Ioulida: 22880-22277
Drug store Korissia: 22880-22000
Fire department: 199
Police Station of Kea: 22880-21100
Coast Guard of Kea: 22880-21344
Coast Guard of Lavrio: 22920-25249