Information on the Cruise: Less than 1 hour far from Lavrion, we are reaching Kea’s island main port, Korissia. The picturesque port of Korissia is among the main tourist attractions of the island with its white washed houses and the colorful roofs, the enamel factory, the winding cobbled alleys and scenic churches. The landmark of the place is the brick chimney of the old enamel factory, the biggest one in the Mediterranean. Korissia boasts a picturesque small harbor with caiques and fishing boats, many accommodation options, restaurants, cafes, mini-markets and shops.
In a distance of 15-20m with minibus or taxi, you will reach Ioulida (Hora). Despite of being the capital of the island, it is a traditional village reflecting the island’s spirit with donkeys used for transportation and central squares dotted with cafes and restaurants. The Castle, with the remains of the Venetian wall and acropolis, the church of Agia Paraskevi, the Episcopi Monastery, the Archeological Museum hosting ancient artifacts from excavations that took place on the island are also sites that one must visit as well as the neoclassical buildings of the city hall and the school, the Agia Anna Monastery, the Church and Tower of Agia Marina and the Cathedral of the Annunciation.
The Lion at Ioulida: This is an archaic statue curved out of stone resembling the lion that chased off the water nymphs according to the Mythology. According to the myths, when the nymphs inhabited the island they started killing the women. The people wanted to abandon the area but a priest of Zeus prayed to the God and he sent a lion to drive away the nymphs. And so it was done. The inhabitants then carved a lion in the rock so that the nymphs would see it and get scared. This is the Lion of Kea…a dive into mythology!
Returning from Ioulida back to Korissia, we will visit Vourkari (in 2km distance) for lunch, a quaint fishing village with exceptional restaurants serving fresh fish and seafood, an art gallery with paintings by local artists and picturesque houses built according to tradition.
Next to the cruise is Koundouros. Koundouros beach is the second most cosmopolitan beach of the island exuding the typical Cycladic vibe. It is a popular beach resort with many yachts, picturesque wind mills, some taverns, a beach bar, a sea front café-restaurant and it is dotted with sun beds and umbrellas. Protected from northern winds it attracts many visitors during the summer months and yet retains its calm atmosphere.
On our way back to Lavrion, we make a short stop at Sounion bay to enjoy a beautiful sunset
Embarkation: daily at 09:00am. Embarkation and welcoming service by the crew on board providing to guests information on the areas of the yacht facilities, weather information and presentation of the cruise.
Disembarkation: daily before sunset
Ports in Athens: Lavrion Port, Olympic Marine
Delivery/Redelivery: Picking you up from your hotel accommodation in Athens center by limo service or luxury minibus service depending on number of guests.
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Available extras upon request: