But when we say “Cycladic island” we must note that you will not see the traditional image you are used to. For example, most of the houses in Ioulida, the Chora of Tzia, have red roofs. Built amphitheatrical on 3 hills, Chora is ideal for those who love walking and wandering. You can look for the houses, the roofed small arcades and especially the ones made by Alekos Fassianos, an honorary citizen of the island. Between terraces and dry stone walls you will reach the mills, which used to be functioning and offered a lot to the locals by producing barley. If you want to continue the walks, Tzia has a dense network of paths totalling 81 km.
Tzia is one of the many places in Greece where it is really worth trying diving. The British ocean liner “Britikos”, the “brother” of the “Titanic”, sank off the island in 1916, the year the French ocean liner “Burdigala” sank, while on the islet of Spanopoula you will have the chance to see large pelagic fish. Contact Kea Divers for a complete diving experience.
If you are not into diving but water sports then you can head to the small bay “Kondouraki” where you will also find a beach bar. Usually voted as the nicest beach on the island is “Xyla”, which has golden sand and fine pebbles. They have umbrellas and sunbeds. “Sikamia” is not organised but has large tamarisks for shade, as well as the beach “Pisses” which is also ideal for sunset time since it is west facing.