Karthaia was one of the 4 autonomous cities of Kea State (Korissia, Ioulida, Poiisea, Karthaia). It was inhabited from geometric period until 7th AD. century. During its flourishing period (6th-4th century BC) it included an acropolis with public buildings, temples, a settlement, a cemetery, a system of individual defensive towers, a theater and also used its own silver coins. The main place of worship of the city was the Doric temple of Pythios Apollo (circa 530 BC), which is close to the sea beneath the acropolis. In the double bay of Karthaia the ancient jetty is found submerged.
Location: Kea, central area of the island Period: Exhibits from prehistoric to roman era How to get there: From the port of Korissia. The distance is ~10km. Information for visitors: Open to the public Wednesday to Monday from 08:30 until 16:00 (Thursday closed). What it’s worth to see: The marble protocycladic figurines from the prehistoric settlement of Aghia Eirene, the reliefs from the pediment of the temple of Athena at Karthaia. Link to official visiting information