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Karthea, Island of Kea, Cyclades​

Ideal for 2-day cruise on May or October from Lavrion port, Attica

Ancient Karthea was the most important of the four city-states of Kea in ancient times. It is located in a region difficult to access on the south eastern side of the island, right above the bay of Poles.

Ancient Karthea was founded in the archaic times and its lifespan reached till the early Byzantine period. The route there is popular for trekking on the island, as this site is located about 23 km from Ioulida, the capital of Kea. Little remains today from the ancient town of Karthea. The city was surrounded by walls from the archaic and the classical times with at least 6 entrances and towers to protect the area. It had an extensive defense mechanism which included many towers.

 

 

 

An interesting cultural cruise, ideal for 2-day trip, that combines sightseeing and swimming. We are visiting the ancient temples near Attica, such as Sounio and Karthea. We leave the harbor of Lavrio at 9:00 a.m. and we sail first to visit Sounio and the temple of Poseidon. After swim we depart for the island of Kea with or without sails (depends on the weather) to visit the acropoli of Karthea at the south-eastern part of the island.

The boat will stay overnight, so there is plenty of time to visit the Ancient city of Karthea, either the same day or the following morning, until midday, when we depart for Lavrio. On our way back, we can stop for another swim.

Kolona, Island of Kythnos, Cyclades​

Ideal for 3-day cruise on May or October from Lavrion port, Attica

It is also called Thermia, at least from the 12th century, when it refers to the "Episkopi Kea and Thermi". This name is due to the hot springs that exist up to today in the bay of Loutra, which are said to have curative properties.

Herodotus (Bk. viii, 73) records that in the 13th century, another pre-Hellenic tribe, the Dryopes, originally from the Greek mainland near Mount Parnassus, migrated to the islands, first to Euboea and later spreading to Kea, Kythnos, and beyond. This tribe most probably gave rise to the name of one of the two main villages, Dryopis or Dryopida. Some sources say the island took its name from King Kythnos of the Dryopes; others suggest this is a mythical rather than a historical figure.

The island of Kithnos is known for its termal springs and the beautiful village up on the hill of the island. We meet with a local guide for hiking and cultural tours and we relax with yoga and termal springs.

Island of Kimolos, Milos Complex, Cyclades

Ideal for 7-day cruise on May or October from Lavrion port, Attica

Everything you can imagine in a unique destination,​ ​​The island is famous for the statue of Aphrodite (the "Venus de Milo", now in the Louvre), and also for statues of the Greek god Asclepius (now in the British Museum) and the Poseidon and an archaic Apollo in Athens. The Municipality of Milos also includes the uninhabited offshore islands of Antimilos and Akradies. On a distance of one nautical mile to the northeast of Kimolos lies the island of Polyaigos or Ypolivos, or Polivos, with an area of approximately 18 km2. It is the largest uninhabited island of the Aegean and one of the largest in the Mediterranean.

Skopelos and Sporades Complex

Ideal for 3-day cruise on June or September from Skopelos port, Magnessia

Skopelos, according to the legend, was founded by Staphylos, one of the sons of the god Dionysos and the princess Ariadne of Crete. Historically, in the Late Bronze Age the island, then known as Peparethos was colonised by Cretans, who introduced viticulture to the island. The island was famous throughout the ancient Greek cities of the Mediterranean Sea, for its wine - a reputation which was probably due to the legend of its founding by the son of the god of wine.

The Sporades is a group of islands in the northwest Aegean Sea. Four of them - Alonnisos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros - are inhabited. The islands are surrounded by uninhabited islets and they are known for their beaches, wooded terrain, coastal diving, snorkeling and the National Marine Park.

 

 

 

 

Explore the Sporades complex and taste the local dishes. Skopelos is one of the greenest island in Greece, since more than half of the territory is covered with virgin pine forest. Alonnisos is at the center of the National Marine Park, the largest protected marine area in Europe and the most important nature reserve for the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) and the dolphins. The nearby island of Skiathos, is a popular destination for young people, because of its nightlife. Skyros that is 40miles distance from Skopelos, is quite different from the others, with many common characteristics with the islands of Cyclades, such as the sandy beaches. The north of the island is covered by a forest, while the south part is bare and rocky. Uninhabited islets such as Peristera and Kyra Panagia, at the north part of Sporades, are ideal for diving and exploring the beautiful underwater topography and marine life.

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