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Kea and Khitnos
|Kea - this exceptionally
picturesque island lies 15 miles from the south-east coast of Attica. It
is also known as Tzia and this name is a remainder of the Venetian era.
The total surface of the island is 121 sq. km. and its circumference 86
The mountain masses, which are encountered in most of the Cyclades, are broken up by small valleys sparsely planted with vines and fruit-trees and run right down to the sea, opening out into pretty little bays. The highest mountain of the island is Profitis Elias (568m.).
Bee-raising is another island occupation. The Kean thyme honey is famous.
The sea at Kea is crystal clear, the beaches are wonderful and the taverns are traditional Greek. Otzia, Panagia Kastriani, Pisses are only few of the locations that you'll never forget. Other worth mentioned villages are : Vourkari, a typical fishermen village near Korissia, Katomeria, Parameria etc.
The island of Kythnos, or, as the locals
call it, Thermia, lies between Kea (Tzia) and Serifos, 54 nautical miles
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