Description

Discovering Kea Island
Discovering Kea Island

Discovering Kea Island

Enjoy a two-day sailing excursion to sophisticated Kea with Beyond Athens. Local guides will show you around the beauties of Kea island, from stunning beaches, ancient monuments and temples to quaint Ioulis- Chora, oak forests and elegant sea villages. You will also enjoy a 4X4 excursions and visit agritouristic farms.

The first day you will take a ferry from Lavrio (one hour drive from Athens) to Kea, and in about an hour you will reach Kea port town, Korissia. After the check-in the hotel we will head up hill to Chora-Ioulis. There, we will stroll through its nice alleys and enjoy a trademark Greek coffee and pastry. We will then leave Chora and hike an ancient trail through oak forests and an ancient stone lion, all the way down to Otzias beach (downhill, easy hike). At Otzias we will enjoy a refreshing swim.

Next we will visit a local producer and agritouristic farm where we will have a light lunch with local dough pies, cheese, salads, rusks, olive and the renowned thyme Kea honey. After a short visit to a small folklore museum and a water mill we will go to the hotel for a rest. In the evening we will dine at a handpicked seafood tavern with a custom set menu.

The second day, after checking out and a good breakfast, we will go on a 4X4 jeep excursion around the island. We will have the chance to go through wonderful beaches, ancient temples, panoramic views, oak forests, windmills, lighthouses, exploring the rugged and wilder parts of the island. In the afternoon we will return to the port and take the ferry back to Lavrio port, and from there back to Athens.

Included: transfer to/from departure port, a tour leader, picnic lunch with Greek delicacies, Greek dinner at local tavern/ restaurant, a 4X4 excursion, one night accommodation in hotel, a visit to a local producer and tastings, a visit to Chora-Ioulis, a short hike to the Ancient Temple of Athena Karthea, a 2 hrs hike from Chora to Otzias beach.

Booking: 48 hours in advance

WORKING DAYS/HOURS
Departure time: 08.30 from Lavrio port, Return: 21.00 the next day
PRICE
Group: €295 (6-16 pax.), -15% discount for group bookings of +12 pax., Private: €560 (2 pax.), €440 (3 pax), €395 (4 pax)
CREDIT CARDS
MasterCard, Visa
SEASONALITY
Open summer season only