1 Day Kea island private tour from Athens

Experience Kea island in a day
Duration:
1 Day
Destinations:
Kea
The marina of Kea
per person during low season (for four people) 158

A full day journey to the mysterious island of Kea, probably one of the last well kept secrets in the Cyclades! If you happen to be in the city of Athens and want to visit an island for a day, then this might just be what you are looking for! From the port of Lavrion you will by transported to Kea, a hidden Cycladic gem and experience its traditional capital Ioulida. From the iconic Lion Stone to the idyllic monastery of Panagia Kastriani, Kea is full of incredible sights. You can also visit the Archaeological Museum to get a taste of the island's history, before visiting the picturesque area of Vourkari will reveal various monuments and sights of great archaeological significance. Before returning home, a trip to a serene beach will provide the perfect end for this unique experience!

Operated Daily

 

Persons

Low Season
Mar 1 - Jun 30 &
Sept 1 - Dec 31

High Season
Jul 1 - Aug 30

2 pax 290€ per person 320€ per person
3 pax 202€ per person 224€ per person
4 pax 158€ per person 174€ per person

 

  • Free for infants (0-3 years old)
  • For more participants, contact us for an adjusted price

 

Let us take you on a full day journey to the mysterious island of Kea, probably one of the last well kept secrets in the Cyclades! If you happen to be in the city of Athens and want to visit an island for a day, then this might just be what you are looking for! Your journey will begin early in the morning with a pick up from your hotel and a transfer to Lavrion port in order to embark on the ferry to Kea (approximately 1 hour). Upon arrival, we will visit Kea’s capital, Ioulida, which is spread over three hills that offer majestic views to the Aegean sea and where you will have time to explore the beautiful traditional town. Houses featuring red tile roofs and arched passages, reveal an architecture that combines elements from both the mainland and the Cyclades, exposing the uniqueness of Kea. Afterwards, we will visit the iconic Lion Stone of Kea, the island’s defining landmark, which lies at the edge of Ioulida and offers panoramic views of the town. Optionally we can also stop at the Archeological Museum 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. After that you will be driven to one of Kea’s serene beaches, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim or have lunch in one of the areas traditional seaside restaurants. A stop near the picturesque area of Vourkari will reveal various monuments and sights of great archaeological significance, while providing photography lovers with ample opportunity to take amazing panoramic shots of the entire bay area. 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. Alternatively, you may prefer to spend some extra time on the beach, sunbathing with a cocktail in your hand. Once we return to Athens, you will be transfered from the port of Lavrion back to your hotel.

Starting time: 8:30 am
Return: 19:30 pm

  • Private car tour
  • Experienced English-speaking escort
  • Transportation to/from you hotel
  • Round trip ferry tickets to/from Kea
  • Bottle of water
  • Entrance fees to the Archaeological Museum (except Tuesday when the museum is closed)
  • All taxes

Not included

  • Personal expenses, beverages, lunch/dinner (optional, at extra cost)
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • You will be advised for the exact pick up time and location that is nearest to your place of stay 2 days before the tour.
  • Be equipped for a day in the sun. Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen are recommended
  • The visit to the Monastery requires appropriate cover up clothing.
  • You are advised to wear flat and comfortable shoes.
  • The tour may be difficult for people with walking difficulties or other medical conditions as stairs and walking uphill are a significant part of the tour.
  • Bring your passport or ID as required by the port authorities.
  • The tour is implemented in English. Other languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, German) are available upon request at extra cost.
  • Ferry schedules are subject to change without prior notice, in which case, your tour times may be rescheduled accordingly. All boat transfers and tours are weather permitting.
  • Note that the Archaeological Museum is closed on Tuesdays
  • The tour will not be implemented on the following dates:
    • March 25th
    • April 8th
    • May 1st
    • October 28th