1 Day Kea island tour from Athens

Experience Kea island in a day
Duration:
1 Day
Destinations:
Kea
per person 110

If you happen to be a tourist in the city of Athens who is wondering how to maximize your leisure time away from the mass city sightseeing, join a full day journey to mysterious Kea, probably one of the last well kept secrets in the Cyclades!

This tour was 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 includes pick up / drop off services to/from your Athens hotel or nearby accommodation and transfer to/from the Lavrion port, where you embark on you ferry to the island of Kea. The guided bus excursion in Kea lasts approximately 7 hours (10:00 – 17:00). Please note that the tour times and itinerary may be slightly adjusted depending on the ferry schedules (timetables are seasonal) but 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 18:00 or 18:30 from Kea).

Ferry departure from Lavrion port at approximately 8:30 - Return to Lavrion port at approximately 19:00
You will be advised about the exact pick up time from your Hotel by your personal Fantasy agent, 2 days before the tour.

For dates during Greek Easter period (April 01 - 15, 2018):

  • Sundays only

For dates in April (16 - 30), September and October 2018:

  • Every Monday, Saturday

For dates in May, June, July and August 2018:

  • Every Tuesday, Friday, Sunday

Pricing

  • 110,00 € per person
  • 98,00 € per child (5-10 years old)
  • Free for infants (0-4 years old)

The tour is available in private, upon request.

You will be picked up from or near your hotel in Athens and transferred to Lavrion port in order to take the ferry trip to Kea (approximately 1 hour ferry trip per each way).

Our guided bus tour will start from the port of Kea and take you to 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. You 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.

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, you 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; last, you can do some last minute shopping in Korissia before taking the return ferry back home.

  • Professional guide
  • Deluxe air-conditioned minibus
  • Transportation to/from your hotel or nearby
  • Round trip ferry tickets to/from Kea
  • Visit to the capital of Kea island, Ioulida
  • Visit to the Stone Lion landmark of Kea
  • Visit to the Archaeological Museum (optional, as it operates seasonally) or to the remains of an old Venetian Castle
  • Visit to the monastery of Panagia Kastriani
  • Visit to the region of Vourkari
  • Local wine & acorn cookies tasting
  • Water
  • All taxes

Not included

  • Entrance fees to the Archaeological museum (2 euros in 2017, optional)
  • Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner (optional, at extra cost)
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • The tour is operated by Cycladic Adventures Tours.
  • 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. You can also proceed to the following pick up terminals: Syntagma Square (at the taxi stand) @ 06:20 am, 2. Glyfada (at the bus station "Glyfada square") @ 06:50 am.
  • The tour will not be implemented on the 1st of May and on the 28th of October, 2018.
  • Be equipped for a day in the sun (wear sunglasses / hat / sunscreen).
  • Visit to Monastery requires appropriate cover up clothing.
  • You are advised to wear flat and comfortable shoes.
  • Stairs or walking uphill are included.
  • Please, keep in mind that the tour may be unpleasant for people with walking difficulties or other medical conditions.
  • Bring your passport or ID as required by the port authorities.
  • Minimum number of participants is 15 people and maximum number of participants is 29.
  • The tour is implemented in English.
  • Children (5-10 years old) are welcome to participate but with strong parental guidance.
  • The tour is not recommended for infants.
  • You are advised to carry cash for the admission to the Archaeological Museum.
  • 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.