Photo Ioulis, the capital of Kea, is situated 5.5 km from the port. It is built on the location of the ancient town of Ioulis, while many of the old mansions are built next to the castle, from which one can still see a part of the walls and the entrance, above which stands the blazon of the Pagalos family, depicting two chickens and bread in its centre. Apart from the ancient acropole of Ioulis, one of the best sights is the impressive sculpture of Kea's Lion, or "Lionda", as the locals call it. One should also visit the churches of Panagia Gamila, Panagia Revmatiani, as well as the ruined monasteries of Agia Anna and Dafni, built by St Filothei, in order to protect Athenian women from the Turks. In the modern town, one can admire the beautiful buildings housing the school and the town-hall, while near the school, half-hidden in a cave, the chapel of Hrissospiliotissa is built.


Photo Korissia is the port of Kea, occasionally called "Livadi" by the locals. It is 5.5 km from Ioulis and the houses are built around a bay, on a small plain. Korissia is built on the site of the ancient town of Korissia. Excavations in the area brought to light one of the most significant sculptures of the Archaic Years, the "Kouros of Kea", now exhibited in the Archaeological Museum in Athens. On the hill of Agios Savas, one can see the ruins of the walls and towers where the altars of Apollo, Venus and Neptune once stood.


Photo The small settlement of Otzias is situated 11 km north of Ioulis, built in a bay opposite Karistos in Evia. The plain behind the bay, one of the largest on the island, is green, full of olive, fruit and almond trees. The most significant sights in the area are the monastery of Panagia Kastriani and the findings of the Post-Minoan Era that came to light from excavations in the location of Tris Boukies.


Photo Vourkari is a small, beautiful fishing village, situated 1.5 km from Korissia. Its architecture is very special, while all the tourist boats coming to Kea anchor in its bay. The area's most significant sight is the small peninsula of Agia Irini, in the north, where excavations cast light upon a settlement from the Bronze Era. From Vourkari, one should visit Faros, as well as the historic passage crossed by Lambros Katsonis's ships.