An Island Paradise is Just One Hour Away from Athens

Although close to Athens – just an hour away from the port of Lavrio – the island of Kea (aka Tzia) is not well-known by tourists (yet) and has thus remained quiet and authentic. Unlike most other islands in the Cyclades, Kea is quite fertile and green. It is an island with numerous natural attractions,…

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Places to Travel in 2020 To Combat Overtourism

Take the road less traveled, and still get your wanderlust fulfilled. Overtourism, described as the “perceived congestion or overcrowding from an excess if tourists, resulting in conflicts with locals”, entered our lexicon in 2012, but wasn’t used widely until 2015. With an increasingly global middle class (who often value travel and experiences over material items),…

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Kea one of the “Best Islands to Visit in 2020” By cntraveler.com

We find it curious that Kea escaped attention for so long. Only an hour’s ferry ride from Lavrio, just outside Athens, this Cycladic island has everything going for it: a prettily faded Hora straddling two hills, a ritzy yacht scene around the mini-resorts of Vourkari and Koundouros, and blindingly blue bays with some of the…

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FT Magazine Travel – Top Mediterranean escapes

9 — Kea, Greece Kea is among the least visited, most understated islands of the Cyclades. It’s an oasis of relaxation, with sleepy beaches and small villages featuring excellent tavernas. The charming Porto Kea Suites is an ideal spot to sip a cocktail by the pool. Full Article…

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Sam Armytage says “Greeks know how to live”

Popular Australian TV morning host Samantha Armytage has fallen madly and deeply in love with Greece and who can blame her! After taking a holiday to Greece last year to celebrate a friend’s wedding in Mykonos and spending time in Athens, Sam says she experienced the best food, hospitality, beaches and also tells the world,…

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Food Tourism in Greece: A Destination for Every Taste

From wineries to cheese workshops and cattle farms; Greece is becoming a true foodie paradise with guided tours and museums as an added bonus. Nikoleta Makryonitou | March 5th, 2018 With so many amazing places to visit in Greece, when it comes to booking a vacation, the biggest problem is often how to pick a destination. Well if you love…

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14 Delightful little Greek words you absolutely need to know

When Shakespeare famously wrote ‘It all sounds Greek to me’, he pretty much summed up how the Greek language has sounded to foreign ears since always. Unintelligible as it may seem to you, Greek is notoriously rich in expressions and meanings, so that’s one reason you want to tackle with it; but more importantly, if you’re…

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The Incredible Balance of Kea

Located only one hour away from Attica and perfect for a weekend getaway, Kea is a rich Cycladic world teeming with surprises As you approach the island of Kea (also known as Tzia) you are greeted by its wild western slopes, the port of Korissia and, in the distance, Ioulida – the island’s capital (or Chora). Pretty and low-key it is among the…

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KEA, my favourite non-touristic island

KEA the place to be!! Even though I’m Greek, our islands still manage to fascinate me and they’re my absolute favourite summer destination. I love crossing a new island off my list every year! This summer, I decided to go to Kea (aka Tzia), the island adored by the Athenian low profile – high society.…

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