Loulida - Past and present combined
Loulida, also known as Kea, is a beautiful island which counts with an interesting combination of ancient buildings with some modern constructions. This is a very appealing destination to all tourists who are fond of disciplines such as history, archaeology, architecture, and design as well as to all those who are willing to meet some beautiful beaches and traditional taverns. Despite of its small size, there are many different places to visit and things to do in this island.
Despite of its beauty and the interesting attractions it offers, this island is not among the most known ones between tourists, a factor which may actually turn it into amore appealing destination to many visitors. This way, Loulida still counts with many of its traditional characteristics almost unchanged, and most of its natural and green areas in great shape, since there aren't important crowds of tourists visiting them on a regular basis.
Due to its characteristic of not being among the most popular islands in the Cyclades despite of being very beautiful, this destination is often chosen by famous personalities and business people who wish to relax and loose stress while being surrounded by a beautiful atmosphere. No matter what the preferences of different tourists are, they will surely enjoy being in this island and find several attractive things to do ad places to visit.
The history and past of Loulida or Kea is among the main attractions offered by the island. Some excavations done in this spot have brought to light interesting information about antique settlements. According to these excavations, Loulida's first settlements could be traced back to as long ago as during the Neolithic Period, around the year 3000 BC.
During many centuries since its first settlements, the most important spot in Loulida was the peninsula of Agia Irini, situated nearby what nowadays is known as Vourkari. Towards the year 2000 BC, the peninsula of Agia Irini was a centric place and a very important city in which many major commercial exchanges would take place. This city would count with several temples and other different constructions as well as it had an aqueduct.