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Booking for : Elounda – Spinalonga – Kolokitha bay – Agios Nikolaos‼️ One Day Tour | Departure from Heraklion

Elounda – Spinalonga – Kolokitha bay – Agios Nikolaos‼️ One Day Tour | Departure from Heraklion

Tour Details

spinalonga island excursion


Available again season 2021 May till October


Duration approximately 11 hours / Stay in Kolokitha bay 1 hour / Stay in Spinalonga island 1 ½ hour / Stay in Elounda 1 hour and 15 minutes / Stay in Agios Nikolaos 1 hour and 20 minutes


At Spinalonga, the last leper colony in Europe, we will have a guided tour around this famous island, which is just a distance of 850m. Originally, Venetians fortified the islet in 1579, by building a fortress with 40 cannons and they are actually the best preserved walls in Europe.

Spinalonga island excursion

Spinalonga island excursion

It used to be a leper colony from 1903 until 1957, where lepers could have a better life, medical help and economical support. The ruins of the market street with the shops, the hospital and many small houses in which lepers lived isolated, can still be seen.

This excursion is a trip back in time since it carries the sensation and the feel of another era…Our excursion starts from the beautiful harbor of Elounda where we will get on board to visit the bay of and the beach of Kolokitha. Here you have time for swimming at the crystal clear waters and to relax under the scorching sun.

After our visit at the bay of Kolokitha we depart for the island of Spinalonga. The history and the culture of the island of Spinalonga became one with human tragedy in the course of time. This small isle carries within the history of Ancient Greece, as it served as a natural guard for the ancient city of Olous; the history of Saracens as a hide-out for their pirates; the history of Venetians as their fortress; the history of Turks as their settlement (guided tour on the island).

After our visit to the island of Spinalonga, we return by boat to Elounda. Here you will have free time for a walk in the picturesque fishing village and for a delicious lunch in one of the traditional taverns.

Last stop the capital town of Lasithi Agios Nikolaos. Relax in a caffee next to the bottomless Lake of Voulismeni and enjoy your walk to the local shops.


Indicative Time-Table:

10:30   Departure from Elounda with the boat

11:15   Arrival Kolokitha & free time for swimming

12:15   Departure from Kolokitha to Spinalonga

12:45   Arrival Spinalonga

14:15   Departure from Spinalonga to Elounda

14:45   Arrival Elounda

16:00   Departure from Elounda to Agios Nikolaos

16:20   Arrival Agios Nikolaos

17:45   Departure Agios Nikolaos – back to the hotels

19:45   Arrival Heraklion.

The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions


Included:

✔️ Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Pick up mainly from hotels at Heraklion city center, Amoudara, Malia, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Kokkini Hani is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point. In case you don’t know the closest pickup point, please contact us)

✔️ Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus

✔️ Professional Guide


Not Included:

✖️ Boat ticket  (6.00€ per person / Children from 4 up to 12 years pay half boat ticket 3.00€) – Paid on the spot in cash

✖️ Spinalonga entrance fee (8.00€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash

✖️ Personal Expenses


Remember to bring‼️ Sun Cream (a lot!), Sunglasses and Hat, Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin, Swim Suit and a Beach Towel.


Discounts:

Children up to 3 years old, free of charge on tour rate and travelling on parents’ lap

Children from 4 to 12 years old, 50% discount on tour rate


Cancellation Policy

For cancellations up to 2 days prior to departure date, no cancellation  fees

For cancellations 1 day prior to departure date, 100% cancellation fees

Non-Show, 100% cancellation fees


⚠️ Important Notes

  1. Mandatory use of face covering and pre-boarding health declaration questionnaire is required, filled by all adults. Please download it here and have it filled before boarding on bus
  2. The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler
  3. Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds

Upon reservation, our partners will contact you in order to receive your Voucher which includes your pick-up point and time info. Please be aware that you will have to bring the Voucher with you during the trip.

For any further clarification, please feel free to contact us.


Spinalonga island excursion

Why to choose this package!

  • Spinalonga Island - Guided tour around the Venetian fortress
  • Swimming at Kolokitha Bay
  • Agios Nikolaos - A picturesque town with a bottomless lake
  • Elounda village - A famous fishing village on the shores of Mirabello

Additional Info

  • Duration : 🌞 1 Day
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