The Kea is a Cycladic island in the Aegean Sea. The closest inhabited island in the Cyclades to Attica. It is the 6th in area and the 10th most populous island of the Cyclades.
The Kea older name was Ydrousa, while during the Turkish occupation of the island called Kea. Its current name comes from the hero Keo who was head of Lokron from Nafpaktos, who in ancient times occupied the island.
Kea is relatively sparsely populated island, with the exception of Korissia (Livadi), which is the main port of the island, Ioulida, which is Chora (capital) of the island and Vourkari which is the most expensive area of the island. The most beautiful areas of the island because they still are not commercially exploited, located on the northeast side. One of these is the addition Meria having several small beaches like Sword. The most famous beaches of Kea is the Sword, Otzias, Gialiskari, Poisses, the Wood and Koyndoyros which has a blue flag. Summer on the island takes place the Festival of Folktales.
The Folktales Festival is the oldest of its kind in Greece Festival is international and takes place every summer in Kea since 2003. Every year take part in events many distinguished storytellers, musicians and artists, both from Greece and from abroad. It aims to highlight, multifaceted approach and dissemination of cultural tradition and heritage. The program includes storytelling performances, music and visual arts, theater, puppetry, shadow theater, book presentations, lectures, workshops for adults and children, all centered tale and myths. Initiator of the Festival was George Polite who is also artistic director until today. Logo Festival artwork by painter Alekos Fasianos.
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The ideal place to stay for relaxing holidays is only provided by Villa Als Marmerei