Lion's House - Hiking the ancient trails of Kea

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  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Our rural house built as in the traditional settlements of Kea, is well sheltered in the arms of nature, surrounded by 4 springs, at the crossroad of ancient trails. Overlooking to the ravine where the ancient Lion is imposing on sculpted rock form is the ideal location for hikers, adventurers, loners, nature lovers and explorers. Ancient trails are unique to explore Kea's varied historical and natural attributes. Walking down the slope to lively Ioulis taverns and town market takes only 15 mins

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Kéa has a well preserved network of old trails and the island itself has put in great effort to signpost these trails with wooden signs and the well-known little red-white signs. There are a couple of publications you can buy on the island; in these publications and on a number of maps the hikes are numbered from [1] to [9]. The most beautiful of these are no. [1] via the Lion to Otziás, the long hike no. [3] to Karthéa, hike no. [4] to the beach of Sikamiá and the short hike no. [6] from Karthéa to Stavroudáki.
Since most of these hikes depart from Ioulída, it is interesting to try and find a room in the main town, although this is fairly difficult.
Since the year 2006 there exists a very good hiking map of Tziá or Kéa, in the series of Anávasi. On the back of this map there are some extra explanations on the numbered trails – as usual this is an indispensable tool for the hiker. However, a number of gravel roads are not mentioned on this map (amongst others in the regions of Kalogerádos and of the Péra Meriá) which makes it difficult to follow hikes no. [9] and [4].
In the course of spring 2009 another map of Kéa appeared, now in the series of Terrain Maps: this map is also very detailed and even more precise than the Anávasi-map, but a few paths don't appear on the map, such as the path from Fléa via Agia Marína to Písses and the recent paths from Ioulída to Agios Konstantínos and from Slavonikóla to Agia Marína. There is also a map in the series of Road, but this map does not contain a lot of indications of monopátia.

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Mountain view
City skyline view
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Free on-street parking
Pets allowed
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Kéa, Egeo, Greece

The following hikes are really a must:
1. Ioulída - Lion - Diaséli – beach of Otziás (and back) (well indicated with no. [1])
2. Ioulída - Profítis Ilías - Elliniká - Agios Simeoón - Karthéa (well indicated with no. [3], you can also divide this hike in two) or Agios Simeoón - Karthéa and back
3. Ioulída - Episkopí - Péra Meriá - Sikamiá (fairly good indicated with no. [3] to Episkopí, and then with no. [4])
4. Karthéa - Vathipótamos - Stavroudáki (fairly good indicated with no. [6])
5. Agios Simeoón - Agios Fílippos (infrequent indications with no. [8]).

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  1. Joined in June 2016
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Born and raised in Athens, studied chemistry, working in the pharmaceutical sector with expertise in rare diseases - orphan drugs.
I love traveling, reading, watching movies and learning about new cultures. Through airbnb I gained a better insight to the culture and the atmosphere of other countries and met amazing people. I want to provide to my guests what I am looking for when I am traveling abroad: a nice and quiet place filled with the personality of the owner, comfortable and close to the city center. A home ideal for planning, relaxing and eating....
I will be very happy to provide any information needed, in English, French and Spanish
Born and raised in Athens, studied chemistry, working in the pharmaceutical sector with expertise in rare diseases - orphan drugs.
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No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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Heights without rails or protection
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