Let us take you on a full day journey around mysterious Kea, probably one of the last well kept secrets in the Cyclades! Take an opportunity to see 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!
After being picked up from your hotel, we will take you to Kea’s capital, Ioulida, which is spread over three hills that offer majestic views to the Aegean sea. You will have time 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 landmark which lies at the edge of Ioulida and offers panoramic views of the town, stop at the Archeological Museum (optional) or visit the remains of an old Venetian Castle.
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 you back to your hotel.
This tour is private or small groups of 1 – 4 persons (by private car). For larger groups up to 39 persons, prices are available on request.
The tour is offered in English language. Other languages (French, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch) are available upon request at extra cost.
Children (5 – 10 years old) and infants are welcome to participate with parental guidance.
You are advised to carry cash for the admission to the Archaeological Museum.
|Tour does not include||
- Be Equipped for a Day in the Sun (wear sunscreen/ hat/ sunglasses)
- Visit to monastery (appropriate cover up is required)
- Wear flat, comfortable shoes
- Stairs or uphill walking - the tour may be unpleasant for people with walking difficulties or other medical conditions
- Bring your passport or identity card as required by the port authorities
- Entrance fees or tickets are extra (payable on the spot)
Full Day Private Tour of Kea Island
Our guided tour will start from the port of Kea and take you to the island’s capital, Ioulida, which is spread over three hills that offer majestic views to the Aegean sea. You will have approximately 2 hours at your disposal to explore the beautiful traditional town, walk to the island’s landmark, the famous Lion of Kea, the Archaeological museum, stroll along the picturesque alleys, shop in traditional stores or try delicious yogurt or sweets at one of the traditional cafes.
- Ioulida, Greece
- 10:00 - 12:30
After making a short stop at Panagia Kastriani monastery to admire the Aegean blue and panoramic views to the sea, we will head to a beach for a swimming and lunch stop.
- Otzias, Greece
- 13:00 - 14:30
Next stop is the famous village of Vourkari, known for various monuments and sights of great historical significance, excellent seaside restaurants, shops and jet setter scene. A walk to Agios Nikolaos lighthouse will offer an opportunity for the photography lovers to take amazing shots of the entire area of Vourkari bay.
- Vourkari, Greece
- 15:00 - 16:00
Finally we will make a stop for local wine tasting at the acorn production farm and try some of the best acorn cookies you never knew existed! Alternatively you may want to spend some extra time at the beach, drinking cocktails and sunbathing, before you return back to your hotel.
- Cine Korissia, Kea, Greece
- 16:15 - 17:00