SAILING TO KEA ISLAND

Saiiling in the Saronic Sea

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Swim in the stunning beaches of the island
  • Tour around the island on a sailboat
  • Visit the ancient Karthea temple
  • Visit the ancient stone Kea lion
  • Taste local food and meet local bio producers
  • Enjoy a succulent seafood dinner in handpicked tavern

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Feel the Aegean breeze and discover Kea, a lesser-known yet wonderful island of the Cyclades, very close to Athens on a sailing boat trip. Expert local skippers will take you to secluded beaches and bays, where to dive in pristine waters and snorkel. Ancient monuments and temples, the quaint Ioulis– Chora, oak forests and elegant sea villages are some of Kea’s highlights. You will also enjoy great seafood and local cuisine and visit agritourism farms.

On day 1 we will pick you up at your place with our van that will take you to the departure port (Lavrio) from which you will set sails to Kea island. After 3 hrs. approx. you will arrive in wonderful Karthea’s beach, on which rest the ruins of the ancient temple of Athena. Αfter a good swim, you will have a light lunch either aboard or in a fine bar restaurant on the beach of Spathi, your next stop further north on the Aegean cost of the island and arguably the most spectacular beach of Kea. In the evening you will be back to the port for some great seafood at a local handpicked tavern by the sea and later for a drink in one of the charming seaside bars.

On day 2, after a good breakfast, you will head up hill to Chora-Ioulis, the capital town. There, you will stroll through its nice alleys and enjoy a trademark Greek coffee and pastry and then go for a short walk towards an archaic stone lion, the trademark of the island. After that, you will visit a local producer and agritourism farm where we will witness the process of pasteli (a sesame and honey sweet typical of the islands) making and have a light lunch with local dough pies, cheese, salads, rusks, olive and the renowned thyme Kea honey. There will still be time for a great swim at Xyla beach, on the East coast of the island, before setting sails for Lavrio and from there back to Athens.

INCLUDED

  • Transfer to/from Lavrio – departure port with private car or van
  • A tour leader
  • A 2-day sailing boat trip with skipper
  • Two light lunches
  • A Greek seafood dinner at local tavern/ restaurant
  • A visit to a local producer and tastings
  • A walk in Chora-Ioulis
  • General liability insurance
  • All applicable taxes and VAT

NOTES

The scheduled sailing trip activities are subject to changes according to weather or other safety conditions. The choice of the beaches will follow weather and wind direction. If you want you can participate in some short activity at the agritouristic farm, possible activities follow seasonality. You should bring swimwear, suncream, flip flops and trekking shoes, a hat, a towel, an anti-mosquito repellent. If you have food intolerances, please let us know beforehand. Guests will sleep aboard.

Single individuals are welcome to book the tour as well. If by the date of the tour minimum participation requirement is not met, a new date will be suggested or the client is free to cancel with full refund of the paid amount applying. If more people sign in for this tour on the specific date, partial refund may apply if the corresponding rate for shared group tour is lower than the paid amount at the time of booking.

* AIG insurance health and accident cover available upon request (€ 20 pp.)

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