Kea is an exceptionally picturesque island with mountains that plunge into the sea, small valleys planted with vines and fruit trees, majestic oak forests and valleys opening out into pretty little bays with breathtaking sandy beaches. The main town of the island, known as Chora, is built in the shape of an amphitheatre and presents an impressive vista of two-and three-storey houses and tiled roofs, steep cobbled streets and splendid churches with breathtaking views of the nearby islands.