The history of Kea goes back centuries with various names: Keos, Keioo, Ydroussa, etc.Our knowledge on Kea during the copper age (4000 BC) is based mainly on the excavations that took place at Kefalas and the cape of Aghia Irini eastwards of Vourkari.
Otzias is one of the most charming region in the island. It lies 6 km form the port of Kea, in a place ideal for relaxed holidays. Although close to the fashionable Vourkari (2 km), it is rather quiet and offers a lot of privacy.You will see many country houses at the cove of Tzia built according to the local architecture in order to blend with the landscape.
The 700-meter beach is surrounded by salt trees, a true paradise for the hot summer days.
Half of the beach is covered by sand and the rest by pebbles satisfying all tastes.