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Unmissable

I have no idea who carved out this lion nor why. I wish I did. Took me a while to walk to it out of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FleetLady
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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Go around Sunset

The lion itself is an impressive rock craving from about 600bce but there is no information plaque... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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“nice walk” (2 reviews)
“water island” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have no idea who carved out this lion nor why. I wish I did. Took me a while to walk to it out of the Hora as I got distracted and missed the gate and steps descending to it

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lion itself is an impressive rock craving from about 600bce but there is no information plaque at the site. Set off from the main town as the sun is getting low and enjoy the wonderful walk and views before reaching the lion.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Lion of Kea has been in its watchful, smiling spot since sometime before 600 BC. It’s a bit of a walk and climb to get to it, but well worth the visit. From Greeka.com: “According to mythology, Kea was once known as the Water...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The carving of the Lion of Kea is interesting, however it is not worth making too much of an effort to see it. It is quite nice walking through the lovely streets of Ioulida. It is a relatively flat walk from the centre of Kea...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

This large and smiley stone catlike is meant to represent a mythical lion that almost destroyed the island of Kea. Lying gracefully on a hilltop, the ancient stone lion is remarkable for its good condition. It's one of the most famous sights on the island....More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

the effort to get there on a rough passage is for the real crazy about antiques do it only on a cool breezy day

Thank nmenkes
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

If you go to Kea to Ioulida definitely yo must to visit and to see this ancient statue of Ioulida Lion . It is very easy to find him . Because from the point of your arrival to Ioulida you can find sighns on the...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

After a 15 minutes walk from Ioulida you will find this big lion lying down watching the city. By the primitive way it is sculptured, it must be some 2600 years or more old. Pity there is no information about this piece of art. If...More

Thank apostolis p
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

The walk begins when you enter the village of Ioulida, through the nice cobbled streets of the village. Beautiful little houses with nic vieuws overlooking the valley. Then you leave the village boudaries and it's a nice walk to the lion. The lion itself is...More

Thank Stinders P
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

After parking your car, the lion is a mere 10' walk down a cobblestone path and at the end a few steep steps. The lion of Kea was sculpted in the Ancient times according to myth it protects Kea and its capital Ioulis from their...More

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