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Kea (Tzia) Ferries: Ferry and Ships to Kea (Tzia) Island - Greek Islands Cyclades Greece

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Travel information for Ferries.
Ships and Ferries to Kea (Tzia) - Cycladic Islands.

Kea (Tzia) and the Cyclades in general are connected
to the ports of Piraeus and Rafina. From Kea (Tzia)
you can also visit the nearby Cycladic islands of Ios, Santorini, Kimolos, Naxos, Anafi, Amorgos etc.

In addition, there are ferry connection from Kea (Tzia)
ferry to the islands of Crete, Rhodes, and basically all Dodecanese and East Aegean Islands via a third island.

Your trip to Kea (Tzia) can be with a conventional
ferry boat, by Highspeed or Flying dolphin depending
on the day, the time and the ferry company you wish
to travel with.

If you select to visit Kea (Tzia) with the conventional
ferry your trip will take about 5-7 hours while with a
Highspeed ferry 3.5-4.5 hours depending on how
many ports the ferry will call at on the way.

Ferries from Piraeus to Kea (Tzia) run all year round
on a daily basis. In summer of course there are more departures to choose from.

1. Lavrion - Kea (Tzia)
2. Lavrion - Kea (Tzia) - Kithnos - Syros
Paros - Naxos - Folegandros - Sikinos
Ios - Thirassia - Santorini - Anafi
3. Lavrion - Kea (Tzia) - Kithnos - Syros
Serifos - Sifnos - Milos - Kimolos - Tinos
4. Lavrion - Kea (Tzia) - Kithnos - Syros
Paros - Naxos - Ios - Sikinos - Folegandros
Kimolos - Milos
5. Kea (Tzia) - Kithnos - Syros

Attention !
The above mentioned information is subject to alteration. To be sure about correct schedules, departure and arrival times of conventional and highspeed ferries check the ONLINE Booking System.

Kea (Tzia) Ferries Cycladic Islands

Ships and Ferries to the island of Kea (Tzia) in the Cyclades
Travel Information for ferries to Kea (Tzia). Island of Kea (Tzia) Cyclades.

ON LINE Booking System for seats and tickets in real time.

Starting your reservation through the online booking system you can select to have your tickets
sent to you or to collect them from the port office on the day of departure about 2 hours
before departure simply by giving your reservation code and showing your ID card.

We wish you a pleasant trip!

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Α multileg reservation allows you
to combine 2 to 4 domestic routes
(routes within Greece) in one reservation,
even if the selected departures are
operated by different ferry companies.

Travel Guide Kea (Tzia) Island Cyclades Greece


History of Kea Tzia Cyclades Greek Islands Greece

Kea has a long history during which there are periods of prosperity and decline. It was an important centre of cycladitic civilization.

According to Greek mythology Aristeos, son of Apollo and Krinis, who saved the island from drought by making sure that cool winds blew during the summer, lived in Kea.. That’s why Kea has been considered since ancient times the home of the north winds, the meltemia.

The island was named after the hero, Keo, who came to the island at the beginning of the 11th century BC.

Kea has been inhabited since neolithic times, as it can be seen from the findings in Kefala. Traces of inhabitation since prehistoric times have been found in the cove of Agia Irini and in Voukari village.

Around 1000BC Ions came to the island. The towns of Ioulida, Karthea, Korissia and Piiessa were established at that time.

Kea, as with all Cyclades islands, became part of the Athenian Alliance and fought against the Persians.

In ancient times Kea was known for the “Keion nomimo” a strange custom, according to which, everyone over the age of 70, committed suicide by drinking hemlock.

From thetime of the Romans a period of decline began.

During the 13th century the island is conquered by the Venetians. It suffered a lot of pirate invasions and catastrophes. Ioulida and the Venetian castle were built then to protect residents.

The name, Tzia, was given by the Franks during their possession of the island. In 1537 the Turks conquered Kea. It suffered many catastrophes especially during the period of the Russian-Turkish war.

Kea took part in the Revolution of 1821. It became part of Greece in 1830. Since then it shares a common history with the rest of Greece.