Kea, also known as Tzia, is one of the closest islands to Athens. Kea is a hidden gem in the Cycladic Islands and has its own unique style. There are very few hotels, mostly private houses are rented out, most or all made of local stone. The island has 45 beaches, most of them accessible by boat. Kea is the ideal island for those that want to relax, have good food and a great vacation.