Korissia was one of the 4 autonomous cities of Kea State (Korissia, Ioulida, Poiisea, Karthaia). It flourished mainly during the Archaic and Classical periods and was then absorbed by Ioulida and turned into its seaport. Due to its position it became an important center of transit trade during the Byzantine times, and during the Turkish occupation it became a permanent pirate hideout. Today, in the settlement of Livadi, there are visible remains of an archaic temple probably dedicated to Sminthios Apollo and parts of the Acropolis wall.
Location: Kea, west side, Korissia (central Port) Period: Archaic – Classical (776 BC–399 BC) How to get there: Βy boat, to the central port of Korissia. Information for visitors: The site has not been excavated. The area is constantly accessible. What it’s worth to see: In the settlement of Livadi, visible remains of an archaic temple probably dedicated to Sminthios Apollo and parts of the Acropolis wall.