Kea Cyclades Page 5
Kea's ancient lion monument
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
- 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
- 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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