Walking Athens and Kea Island Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
Walking Athens and Kea Island Tour

Walking Athens and Kea Island Tour

Prices

From $450USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Follow ancient footsteps on this walking holiday through Athens and Kea

Visit ancient sites like the Acropolis, the temple of Poseidon, the “smiling” lion, and Karthaia.

Walk to the summit of the Profitis Ilias mountain for amazing panoramic views.

Experience the flavours of Greece on a culinary walking tour that features the best dishes of Athens.

Immerse yourself in Greek island culture as you stay in the historic and picturesque town of Ioulida.

Discover the cradle of western civilization on this self-guided walking holiday in Greece. You’ll have two days to explore the incredible sights of Athens before leaving for the tranquil shores of the island of Kea.

While in Athens, you’ll be treated to a culinary walking tour that shows off the sights and tastes of Athens. Then, cruise on a scenic drive down the coast to catch the ferry to Kea. While on the island, you’ll take beautiful walks through this quiet paradise. Each trail will reveal ancient ruins and scenic views! For a relaxing and culture-filled 8 days, look no further than the Walking Athens and Kea Island Tour.

Walking Athens and Kea Island Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Explore Ancient Athens

You have today free to explore the wonders of this historic city that conceived democracy. Wander the streets or visit the Acropolis and the Parthenon, and be sure to sample all the amazing local delicacies you come across!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Athens
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Walking Culinary Tour of Athens

If you didn’t visit the Acropolis Museum yesterday, be sure to stop by this morning. Your walk today begins around three in the afternoon, in time to see the changing of the guards in Syntagma Square.

You’ll then begin a progressive dining experience that takes you through the famous sites of Athens, including the Olympic Stadium, the Dionysos theater, the temple of Zeus, and the Roman and Greek Agora. Along the way, you’ll stop at designated restaurants and tavernas to enjoy a different course of traditional Greek cuisine at each stop.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Athens
Distance
6 hours, 5km, 150m of ascent, 150m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 3 Take the Ferry to Kea

This morning, your driver will collect you from your hotel and drive you on the scenic coast to Cape Sounion. You’ll have some time to stop and visit the temple of Poseidon or to enjoy a coffee and magnificent views.

Then, you’ll travel to the Lavrio port and take the ferry to Kea. In the town of Ioulida, the island’s capital, no cars are allowed, so you’ll feel immediately relaxed in the quiet island atmosphere.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kea
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Walk the Ancient Paths of Kea

Today you’ll walk from Ioulida along the historical paths that used to be the only roads to navigate the island. Follow these ancient paths to the carving of a lion that dates back to 600 B.C.

Your walk will take you through hills and valleys until you reach the sandy beaches of Otzia Bay. You can decide if you want to take the public bus or a taxi back to Ioulida.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kea
Distance
2 hours, 6.6km, 120m of ascent, 380m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Explore the Ruins at Karthaia

You’ll take a taxi to the hamlet of Stavroudaki to begin your walk today. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Greeks as you walk along the kalderimi, which are cobblestone paths built hundreds of years ago.

You’ll find your way to the secluded beach of Poles and the site of Karthaia. Here you’ll find ancient ruins including the temple of Athena and Apollo. Take some time to explore before you start the return circuit to Stavroudaki.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kea
Distance
2.5 hours, 6.6km, 350m of ascent, 350m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Walk to Korissia

Today, you’ll be exploring the lush green valley of Mylopotamos on your way to Kea’s port. Along your route, you’ll visit the remains of ancient water mills and the well of Flea. Enjoy the downhill route and the scenic views as you arrive in Korissia.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kea
Distance
3 hours, 9km, 350m of ascent, 600m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Follow the Kalderimi and Climb Profitis Ilias

You’ll find yourself walking the historic kalderimi again today as you begin your walk up Profitis Ilias. The views from the top of Kea’s highest mountain stretch across the water to nearby islands- worth a photo or a few!

If you like, you can take a side trip to visit the Monastery of Episkopi, where you can see the church next to the ancient remains of the original temple. When you’ve reached Ellinika, it’ll be about time to turn around and take the dirt path that leads back to Ioulida.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kea
Distance
5 hours, 14km, 500m of ascent, 500m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Return to the Mainland

Take the ferry back to the mainland, where a driver will meet you at Lavrio port to take you to the Athens airport. Depending on flight plans, you may need to depart Kea the night before or spend an additional night near Sounion or Athens. These hotels can be added depending on your plans for onward travel.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Walking Athens and Kea Island Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided tour in Greece is run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel and the type of room you prefer.

Prices below are per person.

Departures from January 1st to March 30th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveler): €1,050EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €895EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travelers): €850EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travelers): €595EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travelers): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travelers): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): €495EUR
  • Price per person staying in quadruple room (min 4 travelers): €450EUR

Departures from April 1st to 17th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveler): €1,125EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €975EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travelers): €925EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travelers): €650EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travelers): €625EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travelers): €575EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in quadruple room (min 4 travelers): €525EUR

Departures from April 18th to June 24th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveler): €1,250EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €1,075EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travelers): €1,125EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travelers): €725EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travelers): €675EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travelers): €650EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): €595EUR
  • Price per person staying in quadruple room (min 4 travelers): €550EUR

Departures from June 25th to August 29th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveler): €1,475EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €1,325EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travelers): €1,275EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travelers): €850EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travelers): €795EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travelers): €775EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): €650EUR
  • Price per person staying in quadruple room (min 4 travelers): €595EUR

Departures from August 30th to September 28th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveler): €1,250EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €1,075EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travelers): €1,125EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travelers): €725EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travelers): €675EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travelers): €650EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): €595EUR
  • Price per person staying in quadruple room (min 4 travelers): €550EUR

Departures from September 29th to October 30th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveler): €1,125EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €975EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travelers): €925EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travelers): €650EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travelers): €625EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travelers): €575EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in quadruple room (min 4 travelers): €525EUR
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Accommodation on the Walking Athens and Kea Island Tour

This tour is based in 3-star hotels. Both hotels offer comfortable rooms with great locations. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
If you are a solo traveller or prefer a single room, the required supplements are included in the listed price.

Acropolis Hill Hotel in Athens

This modern hotel has small but comfortable rooms. It is in a lovely green space within walking distance to the Acropolis.

Serie Guesthouse in Kea

This cozy family-run guesthouse is a perfect choice for your stay in Kea.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in Walking Athens and Kea Island Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts and 1 lunch are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour in Athens are not included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is included from Athens to the Lavrio Port, and from the Lavrio Port to the Athens airport.

Also Included

  • 24-hour emergency telephone assistance
  • Walk & Dine tour in Athens, includes 4 courses with each course at a separate restaurant
  • Route guide and maps
  • Ferry from Lavrio to Kea
  • Ferry from Kea to Lavrio
  • Route descriptions and maps
  • Walking map of Kea

Not included

  • Tourism tax to be paid locally at each hotel (amounts range from 0.50 to 3 Euro per room per night)
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Fees not mentioned as included
  • Gratuities for servers and drivers if desired

Optional Extras

  • Solo traveller supplements
  • Any additional nights before, after or during the tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Upgrade to 4-star hotels

Frequenty Asked Questions about Walking Athens and Kea Island Tour

How hard is the Walking Athens and Kea Island Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour is suitable for anyone comfortable walking three or four hours a day. The trails are mostly unpaved footpaths or cobblestone tracks.

Do I need a visa to travel to Greece?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Are meals included on the Walking Athens and Kea Island Tour?

7 breakfasts and 1 lunch are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Athens to start this tour?

You can fly to Athens International Airport (ATH). You can add airport transfers as a supplement or arrange your own transportation.

Is the Walking Athens and Kea Island Tour guided?

No, this is a self-guided tour. You will be provided with route maps and a destination guide in English.

Where does the Walking Athens and Kea Island Tour end?

This tour ends at the Athens airport on Day 8. You can choose to extend your stay in Athens or Sounion or depart Kea on Day 7 to suit your flight times.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Greece?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Greece?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Greece for this tour?

The best time to travel to Greece for this tour is the late spring (May and June) or early fall (September). July and August can be much busier and warmer.

S-Cape Travel Greece is a Greek outdoor company, established in 1994 and member of the S-Cape Group of companies since 2010.

At S-Cape Greece you find a varied portfolio of active and adventure trips that offer you a hands-on experience of Greece, having time to slowing down and appreciate the details: view the sites and landscapes, savor the specialties, meet and mingle with the locals and learn about the culture.

All our trips and itineraries are developed by our team of professional walkers and cyclists who have a keen eye for great trails, exciting itineraries, breath-taking scenery and good quality accommodation that share our vision on sustainable travel.

If you travel on one of our self-guided trips, you receive a Destination Manual with information on the country and a state-of-the-art Road Book with detailed route description, turn by turn diagrams of each crossing and explanatory text. On top, you can navigate the route in your own smartphone via our excellent S-Cape Travel App.

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Prices

From $450USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour is suitable for anyone comfortable walking three or four hours a day. The trails are mostly unpaved footpaths or cobblestone tracks.

Local guide

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Athens, Greece

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