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4 people walking to the site.

We were blown away by the walk and then the fabulous swim. Going to the antiquities was more... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
sujubell
via mobile
A very beautiful excursion in a superb natural landscape!

Just recently we “discovered” the existence of this nice archeological site, so we first read a bit... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
lcap988
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Athens, Greece
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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.

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

2  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

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

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.

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!

Thank Amararisa
Reviewed 23 September 2015

It is not the most impressive archaelogical site you can visit in Greece but the location is very beautiful and peaceful. Do not expect something like the Acropolis in Athens. Actually there is not much to see, they are still excavating an extensive area, but...More

Thank LCV2012
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

What a great adventure! We took a speedboat from Kea Divers / Kea Watersports and spent the afternoon on the beach and exploring tinge ruins.

Thank Valerie J
Reviewed 2 September 2015

After a 45min hiking, we reached Karthaia's beach. All around us were ancient temples and an ancient theater. We felt like we traveled back in time. We walked were ancient local people walked and we admired the same view that they admired. The feeling was...More

1  Thank triplover p
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Make the effort to go down the scary road in a 4x4 vehicle. amazing views . then take # 7 path .......its up and down but worth the effort. The site is slowly being excavated and there are several ruins all interesting. We encountered 4...More

Thank lorna p
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