Spinalonga Island Full Day Tour with BBQ Lunch
With this full day tour to Spinalonga island from Heraklion, you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful and wild rocky beaches around the gulf of Mirabello.
From the port of Agios Nikolaos you will heading north towards Elounda and will sail close by the coasts. In about 1 hour you will reach Spinalonga. Visit this island whose walls hold a thousand and one secrets is a unique experience. The island of Spinalonga, actually a little island – rock just 850 meters round the gulf of Elounda, was firstly inhabited by Christians who used the island as a hiding place during the Roman occupation of Crete. In 1575 the Venetians constructed there a most impressive fortress, which was later converted into a colony for the lepers. The boat will stay for about one and a half hours in the little rock of Spinalonga. The guided tour will conduct you to the sorrowful destiny of the islet. Victoria Hislop inspired by the history of Spinalonga and wrote her famous bestseller book "The island".
The boat sails after to Kolokytha Bay for swimming in the crystal waters and a barbeque lunch. In the early afternoon, you move on to the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos, where you can enjoy your coffee in one of the many street cafes along the pretty lake in the town center before your return back to Heraklion.
- Transportation by luxury bus
- Pick up/drop off service
- Professional guide
- Boat tickets
- BBQ lunch
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees (Spinalonga 8 € pp)
In case of bad weather, no swimming stop at Kolokitha beach. Complimentary pick up service is provided from hotels (from 07:00 to 09:00, depending the area) located in the suburbs of Heraklion city but not from Heraklion city centre. Please advise your hotel upon booking. Valid bookings are those that have been placed at least one day prior the tour (until 16:00). Child price is valid for children from 2 to 12 years old.