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Kea Cyclades Page 5

Kea's ancient lion monument

greece greek islands kea tziagreece greek islands kea tziaThe islands' watch-cat, the 6th BC Lion of Kea, or Leonda, basks in the sun about a ten minutes walk east of Ioulis. The lion is carved from a huge chunk of slate.

This 2,400 year old smiling feline is 19 ft long and 10 ft high and carved from local stone.

Cat lovers everywhere have long pondered as to its origin but its protective nature is undisputed. This is a cat with one long life instead of the usual nine. There are many island stories and tales about the lion.

Hints from Harry

Only four hours from Athens, Kea is a popular destination with Athenians, so forget about accommodations on weekends unless booked well in advance. Sea more pictures of Kea.

The Complete Details

Helpful Information
Transportation Facts
  • Approximately 3 Hours by Bus & Ferry from Athens' secondary port of Lavrion by both ferry and high speed catamaran
  • In summer, hydrofoils connect with Piraeus' Zea Marina, 90 minutes
  • During the summer there is a daily link to the island of Kithinos, 50 min
  • Kea may also be reached from Rafina in season
  • On the island, a bus runs from Ioulis to Vourkari. Taxis are available on the island
Island Resources
  • Tel. code: 2288
  • Port Authority: tel. 21344
  • Police: 21100
  • Korissia Port Authority Tel: 21-344
  • Archeological Museum Tel: 22-079
  • Boat Schedules Tel: 2292-25-249
  • Post Office Tel: 22325
  • Gas Station/ Tel: 21400
  • Police Tel: 21-100
  • Tourist Info Tel: 21-256
  • Health Center: 22200
  • Pharmacy/ Tel: 32240
  • Flying Dolphins Office Kea Tel: 21435

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