1. Greece
  2. Crete
  3. Heraklion
  4. Spinalonga

Day Tour: Spinalonga, Elounda, Agios Nikolaos, & Kolokitha

Product ID: 144123
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Go back in time and explore the beautiful and historic island of Spinalonga where Turkish, Saracen, Venetian and Greek history coalesce. Enjoy sandy beaches, shopping, and cultural highlights.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French, German

Pickup included

Pick up from the hotel / main road from Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Chani, Heraklion, Ammoudara – Heraklion.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit picturesque Elounda on the shores of Mirabello Bay
  • Explore Spinalonga Island and the Venetian Fortress
  • Swim and savor a fresh BBQ lunch
  • Stroll around the quaint alleys of Agios Nikolaos
Full description
You will be picked up from the Heraklion area and taken along the picturesque northeast coast through the gorge of St George, reaching the small fishing village of Elounda. Today Elounda is a popular holiday resort, often visited by celebrities for the luxurious white beaches. From there, take the boat to the small island of Spinalonga.

The history and the culture of Spinalonga are laced with different diverse strands of history. In Ancient Greek times it served as a natural guard for the city of Olous; later it was used as a hide-out for Saracen pirates, turned into a fortress by the Venetians, and later settled by the Turks. 

After your guided tour of the island, escape to the small sandy pirate bay of Kolokitha, where the boat will be anchored. Swim in the crystal clear waters, and then savor a delicious barbecue served on board. Later the boat returns to Elounda, where you take the bus to go to the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos. Enjoy shopping, exploring and marveling at the bottomless lake there. At the tour's end, the bus will take you back to Heraklion area.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from the main road
  • Round-trip bus transfer
  • English guided tour on Spinalonga
What’s Not Included
  • Boat ticket with BBQ (12€ for adults, 6€ for children aged 5-11 years)
  • Spinalonga entry fees
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Cash
  • Face mask or protective covering
Know before you go
• The tour operator will send you an email with the exact pick-up time after the booking.
• The ticket fee for Spinalonga is 8€ for adults, 4€ for students and seniors, and free for those under 18.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
3.7 / 5
based on 25 reviews
Review summary
Service
3.9/5
Organization
3.8/5
Value for money
3.4/5
Safety
4.1/5

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Product ID: 144123