Every Monday from June till October
Duration 11 hours approximately / Stay at Spinalonga 1 hour / Stay at Kolokitha bay 1 hour / Stay at Agios Nikolaos 1 hour approximately
This excursion takes you to the east side of Crete. We drive by Heraklion until Agios Nikolaos, a small town with a picturesque harbour where you find one of the two sweet water lakes of Crete. North of Agios Nikolaos is the well known port of Elounda from where you will take the boat to visit and explore the island of Spinaloga.
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 the Saracens as a hide-out for their pirates; the history of Venetians as their fortress; the history of Turks as their settlement. The island was used as a Leper Colony until 1957. You can also swim to the crystal clear waters.
07:00 – 08:40 Pick-ups
10:15 – 10:45 Monastery of Agios Georgios Selinaris
11:30 Arrival at Elounda
12:00 Arrival at Spinalonga
13:30 Swimming at Kolokitha bay
15:45 Arrival at Agios Nikolaos
16:30 Departure for Rethymno
19:30 – 20:45 Arrival at your hotel or the predesignated pick-up points
The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions
✅ Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Pick up mainly from hotels at Georgioupoli, Kavros,Gerani, Rethymno, Missiria, Platanias, Adelianos Kampos, Sfakaki, Stavromenos, Panormo 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).
✅ Professional Guide
✅ Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus
❌ Entrance fee to Spinalonga Island (8€ per adult and 4€ per child up to 12 years old) – Paid on the spot in cash
❌ Boat ticket (7€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash
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
- 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.
- 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.
Book now through our website or contact us for more information at 0030 2810 335227 or send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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