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Guidebook for Kokkinada

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Guidebook for Kokkinada

Food Scene
It’s a family run small restaurant with good food at reasonable prices. Only 10 minutes drive from home. Open for lunch and dinner.
Kampi
It’s a family run small restaurant with good food at reasonable prices. Only 10 minutes drive from home. Open for lunch and dinner.
Aside from food service, there is a bar for drinks and snacks, an organized beach, playground for kids, light shopping essentials etc.
Porto Koundouros Villas
Aside from food service, there is a bar for drinks and snacks, an organized beach, playground for kids, light shopping essentials etc.
Has one of the better food dishes in the island. Open for lunch and dinner.
Rolandos Restaurant
Has one of the better food dishes in the island. Open for lunch and dinner.
Greek dishes and fresh fish. Open all day at the Korissia Port
MAGAZES RESTAURANT
Greek dishes and fresh fish. Open all day at the Korissia Port
One of the oldest and famous fish taverns. Open all day. Ask for Mr. Costas the proprietor and use my name.
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Arístos
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One of the oldest and famous fish taverns. Open all day. Ask for Mr. Costas the proprietor and use my name.
Very good food
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nine Daughters
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Very good food
One of the best bakery in Kea. Right next door is an OK Market (similar to 7-11 stores in the USA)
Tsourtis Anastassios
One of the best bakery in Kea. Right next door is an OK Market (similar to 7-11 stores in the USA)
One of the best home made Galaktoboureko and Kataifi sweets on the island. Owned by Costas & Pagona
Korissos - Κορησσός
One of the best home made Galaktoboureko and Kataifi sweets on the island. Owned by Costas & Pagona
Everything Else
Three restaurants: Christoforos for Greek food plus fresh fish, Riva di Pisses for Italian cuisine with tables practically on the beach, and further up on the main road is Margarita’s grill house with many home cooked dishes and fresh vegetables. Two mini markets, a hardware shop etc.
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Pisses
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Three restaurants: Christoforos for Greek food plus fresh fish, Riva di Pisses for Italian cuisine with tables practically on the beach, and further up on the main road is Margarita’s grill house with many home cooked dishes and fresh vegetables. Two mini markets, a hardware shop etc.
The Capital town of Kea. Traditional buildings, some designed by the famous 19th century German Architect Ernest Ziller. Narrow streets pathways, Archeological Museum ( a Must visit), bakeries p, coffee shops, restaurants, butcher, grocery shop, bars, pastries and churches.
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Ioulis
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The Capital town of Kea. Traditional buildings, some designed by the famous 19th century German Architect Ernest Ziller. Narrow streets pathways, Archeological Museum ( a Must visit), bakeries p, coffee shops, restaurants, butcher, grocery shop, bars, pastries and churches.
Drinks & Nightlife
Good food and wine, occasionally with live music, wonderful views, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. About €25-30 per person.
Spiti Sti Hora
Good food and wine, occasionally with live music, wonderful views, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. About €25-30 per person.
The bar to hang out among the yachts of the Vourkari Marina.
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All Around Vinyllio
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The bar to hang out among the yachts of the Vourkari Marina.
All day coffee shop and bar at night
BREEZE
All day coffee shop and bar at night
Sightseeing
One of the four ancient cities of Kea (aka Tetrapolis). Nicely excavated with a recent addition of a 4th century BC theater. Access via footpath, mules hiring or by sea and speedboat hiring from Keadivers.gr
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Archaeological site Kathtraia
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One of the four ancient cities of Kea (aka Tetrapolis). Nicely excavated with a recent addition of a 4th century BC theater. Access via footpath, mules hiring or by sea and speedboat hiring from Keadivers.gr
On the footpath that starts from Aghios Spyridon area and ends up to Otzias bay, you will meet the renowned Lion, the trademark of the island. It’s an archaic sculpture of the 6th-7th c. B.C. carved on a solid schist rock of approximately 8 m. The lion is connected with many legends related to the drought that had affected the island in the ancient times. According to the most dominant legend, the time when Kea was still called “Hydroussa” because of its abundant waters, a ferocious lion appeared in the forests of the island that until then were populated by Nymphs, the water fairies, and he chased them. Then the urge of the gods caused the drought of the climate. More:destinationkea_dot_com
Parking - Lion of Kea
On the footpath that starts from Aghios Spyridon area and ends up to Otzias bay, you will meet the renowned Lion, the trademark of the island. It’s an archaic sculpture of the 6th-7th c. B.C. carved on a solid schist rock of approximately 8 m. The lion is connected with many legends related to the drought that had affected the island in the ancient times. According to the most dominant legend, the time when Kea was still called “Hydroussa” because of its abundant waters, a ferocious lion appeared in the forests of the island that until then were populated by Nymphs, the water fairies, and he chased them. Then the urge of the gods caused the drought of the climate. More:destinationkea_dot_com
Monastery. According to the Orthodox tradition, a winter night in 1699 a strong ray of white light on the abrupt hill Kastri lead the inhabitants and the shepherds of the area to a little cave. There, they saw a Christian icon depicting the Dormition of Virgin Mary covered with some ground. The believers interpreted this sacred and precious find as a divine indication about where a church of Virgin Mary should be built and decided to start constructing it there despite the roughness of the location. More: destinationkea_dot_com/en/culture/religious-tourism/
Panagia Kastriani
Monastery. According to the Orthodox tradition, a winter night in 1699 a strong ray of white light on the abrupt hill Kastri lead the inhabitants and the shepherds of the area to a little cave. There, they saw a Christian icon depicting the Dormition of Virgin Mary covered with some ground. The believers interpreted this sacred and precious find as a divine indication about where a church of Virgin Mary should be built and decided to start constructing it there despite the roughness of the location. More: destinationkea_dot_com/en/culture/religious-tourism/
The village of Kato Meria is located in the inland of the island and is really worth a visit, if you want to discover one more face of Kea. Its few inhabitants are mainly farmers and life has either slow, not at all touristic rhythms. In Kato Meria you will find a beautiful stone-made square, a grocery store and a tavern. How to go: From Ioulis by car spanning a distance of 14 km towards the south part of the island.
Kato Meria (Keas)
The village of Kato Meria is located in the inland of the island and is really worth a visit, if you want to discover one more face of Kea. Its few inhabitants are mainly farmers and life has either slow, not at all touristic rhythms. In Kato Meria you will find a beautiful stone-made square, a grocery store and a tavern. How to go: From Ioulis by car spanning a distance of 14 km towards the south part of the island.
The prehistoric settlement of Aghia Irini. Just on the opposite site of Vourkari lies the peninsula of Aghia Irini, that was named after the homonymous picturesque church. Here, the excavations conducted in 1960 revealed one of the most important prehistoric settlements, which had been reconstructed multiple times after natural disasters; the result was that the architectural ruins of previous periods became the foundations for the next generations, creating a tight urban tissue, in which it’s difficult to identify the chronological relevance. More: destinationkea_dot_com/en/sightseeing/monuments/
Agia Irini
The prehistoric settlement of Aghia Irini. Just on the opposite site of Vourkari lies the peninsula of Aghia Irini, that was named after the homonymous picturesque church. Here, the excavations conducted in 1960 revealed one of the most important prehistoric settlements, which had been reconstructed multiple times after natural disasters; the result was that the architectural ruins of previous periods became the foundations for the next generations, creating a tight urban tissue, in which it’s difficult to identify the chronological relevance. More: destinationkea_dot_com/en/sightseeing/monuments/
On the way to Pera Meria, you will see over the hill the byzantine Monastery of Episkopi, one of the oldest monasteries in Kea. There are still remains of the fortified wall that protected the monastery. Probably Episkopi and the broader area of Messaria were the byzantine centers of the island. Inside the temple there has been discovered a very significant inscription from 4th century A.C. with a list featuring the names of the inhabitants of Ioulis and Korissia. More: destinationkea_dot_com/en/culture/religious-tourism/
Episkopi
On the way to Pera Meria, you will see over the hill the byzantine Monastery of Episkopi, one of the oldest monasteries in Kea. There are still remains of the fortified wall that protected the monastery. Probably Episkopi and the broader area of Messaria were the byzantine centers of the island. Inside the temple there has been discovered a very significant inscription from 4th century A.C. with a list featuring the names of the inhabitants of Ioulis and Korissia. More: destinationkea_dot_com/en/culture/religious-tourism/
Arts & Culture
Folklore Museum of Kea (Must See). Just behind The Varadi coffee shop
Milopotamos
Folklore Museum of Kea (Must See). Just behind The Varadi coffee shop
Essentials
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Getting Around
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Budget
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