Full Day Private Tour to Kea Island from Athens
ATH-0102 (Tour Code)
If you happen to be a tourist in the city of Athens who is wondering how to maximize your leaisure time away from the mass city sightseeing, this daily excursion is by far the best Cycladic island experience you can get in just one day! Join us on a full day journey to mysterious Kea, probably one of the last well kept secrets in the Cyclades!
If your starting point is the city of Athens, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Lavrion port in order to take the ferry trip to Kea (approximately 1 hour per each way), alternatively we will pick you up directly from Kea if you spending your vacation there. The tour will start from Kea’s capital, Ioulida, which is spread over three hills that offer majestic views to the Aegean sea. You will have approximately two hours to explore the beautiful traditional town with red tile roofs and arched passages, shop in its old picturesque shops and try delicious yogurt or sweets at one of the traditional cafés. We will visit the Stone Lion of Kea, the island’s trademark which lies at the edge of Ioulida and offers panoramic views of the town, stop at the Archeological Museum (optional, as it operates seasonally) or visit the remains of an old Venetian Castle. This tour has been carefully designed to reveal the best of what this unique island has to offer: astonishing history, prominent monuments and museums, serene sandy beaches, natural oak paths discovery and delicious food served directly by the sea!
The tour continues to the idyllic monastery of Panagia Kastriani, which stands proud on the edge of a daunting cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea. Afterwards you will be driven to one of Keas’ serene beach, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim or have lunch in one of the excellent seaside restaurants. Next, a stop near picturesque Vourkari reveals various monuments and sights of great archaeological significance, while it also gives an opportunity for photography lovers to take some amazing panoramic shots of the entire bay area of Vourkari, Gialiskari and Korissia.
Finally, before reaching the port, we will make a stop for local wine tasting and presentation of the oak trees at the acorn production farm, to find out how delicious cookies, pasta, and other local products are made, or you may alternatively prefer to spend some extra time by the beach, drinking cocktails and sunbathing, before taking the return ferry back home.
The private car tour lasts between 5 – 7 hours and is offered daily from March until December, accompanied by an experienced English speaking escort. Please note that the tour times and itinerary may be slightly adjusted depending on the ferry schedules (timetables are seasonal) but if you start from Athens you should estimate one extra hour for the ferry trip per each way to travel to/from the island (the ferry normally departs at 08:30 from Lavrion port, and returns at 15:30 or 18:00 from Kea). At the end of the trip you will be transferred from Lavrion port back to your hotel in Athens.
This tour is also available as an organized group bus tour (Tour Code: KEA-0101).
Low season period: 01 Mar – 30 Jun & 01 Sept - 31 Dec
High season period: 01 Jul – 31 Aug
Tour includes: private car tour, experienced English speaking escort, transportation to/from your hotel, round trip ferry tickets to/from Kea (if booked from Athens), water
Tour does not include: entrance fees to the Archaeological museum (2,00 Euros in 2017, optional), meals or refreshments (optional, at extra cost), any other extras
Pick up: Your hotel in Athens or Kea
Drop off: Your hotel in Athens or Kea
This tour is private or small groups of 1 – 4 persons (by private car). For larger groups or 1 – 19 persons (by private minibus), prices are available on request.
The tour is offered in English language. Other languages (French, Italian, Spanish) are available upon request at extra cost.
Children (5 - 10 years old) and infants are welcome to participate with parental guidance.
Please bear in mind that the tour may be unpleasant for people with walking difficulties or other medical conditions.
You are advised to carry cash for the admission to the Archaeological Museum.
Ferry schedules are a subject to change without prior notice, in which case, your tour times may be rescheduled accordingly. All boat transfers and tours are weather permitting.
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Cancellation policy: Regular
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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