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After a 45 min walk in ancient path to Karthos, you will discover a spectacular view on ancient... read more

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Mourad R
Paris, France
Karthea - The highlight of Kea

It is unfortunate that the basic free maps are rather poor and the girl in the Information Office... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

After a 45 min walk in ancient path to Karthos, you will discover a spectacular view on ancient amphitheater and Apollo temple. Stunning and unexpected, it was the highlight of our visit to Kea ! A quite special ambiance , very quiet and charming.

Thank Mourad R
Reviewed 27 June 2018

It is unfortunate that the basic free maps are rather poor and the girl in the Information Office in Korissia was so poor and uninterested. We got so much better advice for the lovely lady at the Red Tractor Farm. They have obviously had people...More

3  Thank NomadicTraveller7
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

If you don't know where to start, leave your car at 37.5702806, 24.3163551. Route number 6 it's a easiest one. It will take you to main beach. Perfect place for snorkeling. 3m from shore you can enjoy wildlife, unlike popular beaches where is only sand....More

3  Thank Sebastian K
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Steep walk down a beautiful path, only for the fully able-bodied, about 45 minutes walk each way (we reckoned it’s about 3km each way) but so worthwhile. Totally uncommercial, no signs, no rubbish, idyllic when you get down to the beach. Clear water, fish, snorkelling....More

4  Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We were blown away by the walk and then the fabulous swim. Going to the antiquities was more beautiful than we had expected. Mind boggling to think of the expertise of the ancient Greeks in sculpture, architecture, drama and of course philosophy and politic.

3  Thank sujubell
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Just recently we “discovered” the existence of this nice archeological site, so we first read a bit more about it and then we planned a visit to the site. We learned that it was one of the four ancient Greek city-states on the island of...More

4  Thank lcap988
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is the second time we've visited these ancient ruins. Both times, we've been the only visitors. It's quite spectacular. You can hiked down, take in the ruins, imagine what ancient Karthea was like and then take a dip in the sea before hiking back...More

1  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

As a break in our workshop at Cavo Perlevos, we were recommended a trip to Karthea. It was a fantastic walk through beautiful Greek nature, ending up in a bay with a quaint church, amazing ruins and a harmonious and inviting beach - we even...More

1  Thank BeateSjafjell
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This isn wonderful archeological site and gives one pause when considering the vast culture and millennia that once dominated the region. It is a short hike from the main road. The beach area is good as well.

1  Thank John D.C. M
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Such a great experience to see this sight! We were taken here by Kea Divers and were blown away! The hike up is only about 5-10 minutes!

1  Thank Amararisa
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