Kea – a pristine island with deep blue seas and much history.
Kea (or as the local call Tzia) is a unique island just an hour from the port of Lavrio (a nice little seaside settlement on the southern part of the Attika peninsula).
Tzia is a cosmopolitan and friendly Cycladic island, less discovered by tourists and or even by Greek people.
The island’s capital Ioulida, a place that you won’t see anywhere else probably. The whole village is built on the side of a hill – the set up is just breath taking!
You can visit Kea with fast boats from the port of Lavrio. However if you really want the ultimate Kea-experience you have to visit this island by sailing boat. The island’s many beautiful beaches and coves are remote, accessible only by sailing or motorboat and an experienced captain.
One of the most thrilling archaeological place is the ancient Karthea – where you can find the temples of Athena, Apollo, and Asklepios. If you would like to visit ancient Karthea from the land by foot, be prepared to walk. Another way is to reach this sacred site with a sailing boat and admire this ancient historical place from the sea.
A very special experience – sailing from Lavrio to Kea with the most experience captain of the Aegean sea!
The sailing boat will set sails early in the morning from the port of Lavrio, southern Attika. You can enjoy the sun and the beautiful view and probably will be accompanied by dolphins.
To sail to Kea island will take around 2 hours. During these hours you will be able to enjoy beautiful sight on the Aegean sea. You will also pass Cape Sounion and get a nice view of the temple of Poseidon on the top of the hill.
The boat will anchor in front of Karthea – a place to make the best photos of your life.
You will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal-clear sea – and gaze around the truly mesmerizing rocks and hills surrounding the bays.
One of the best thing about this daily sailing trip to Kea is your captain. Vassilis Kamarotakis is a captain since 1980 and operates his own fleet of sailing yachts.
If you are lucky, Mr. Vassilis personally will be your captain with his greatest experience sailing over the Greek seas. He can guide you not only on the sea, but also on the island to show you all those places, which are known mostly only by the locals.
“Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea.” ― Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek
You will arrive back from this wonderful one-day journey to Lavrio port in the evening, after admiring the sunset from the boat.
Kea is an undiscovered island with loads of excellent beaches, archaeological sites and many amazing traditional villages in Greece.