Full Day Tour to Spinalonga Island with BBQ Lunch

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  • Location: Heraklion, Greece
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2462SPINO

Take a boat ride to the island of Spinalonga. This former leper colony includes preserved houses and churches, and a strong Venetian influence in the form of a fortress surrounding the village. Swim in the crystal blue water before enjoying a BBQ lunch. As a bonus, a trip to the vibrant Crete town of Aghios Nikolaos is also included.

After a hotel pickup, travel to the pretty village of Elounda, and board your boat to the island of Spinalonga: a former leper colony.

With its well-preserved houses and churches, Spinalonga is rich in history. Learn about the Venetian occupation as your guide points out the old fortress that surrounds the abandoned village.

After a walking tour, make the most of some free time to swim in the crystal blue water of the Gulf of Mirabello, and then follow it up with a barbeque lunch.

On the way back, stop at the small and charming town of Aghios Nikolaos, with its quaint harbour and supposedly 'bottomless lake' for a coffee break. Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.

Please note: If you are staying in an Elounda hotel, the visit to Aghios Nikolaos is not included. If you wish to visit the town on your own, please coordinate this with the local supplier before you travel.


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour commences from selected Crete hotels
Departure Time:
8am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Duration:
8 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original point of departure at approximately 5:00pm

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Boat ride from Elounda to the island of Spinalonga with village walking tour, swim in Gulf of Mirabello and BBQ lunch. Includes hotel pickup/drop off from Ag. Nikolaos to Elounda hotels

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Boat ride from Elounda to the island of Spinalonga with village walking tour, swim in Gulf of Mirabello and BBQ lunch. Includes hotel pickup/drop off from Heraklion Town

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Full Day Tour to Spinalonga Island with BBQ Lunch

Spinaloga Island, Crete
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Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • BBQ lunch at Kolokytha island
  • Transport by air conditioned motorcoach
  • Local guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink, unless specified
  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites
  • Entrance fee to Spinalonga (8 euros per adult, 4 euros per child)
Additional Information:
  • The itinerary is subject to favorable weather conditions or low number of participants on the day of the tour
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Customers staying in Elounda will not visit Aghios Nikolaos. If you wish to visit the town independently, please coordinate this with the local supplier before travel; contact details are on your booking voucher
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Avery K, June 2016

This was a fabulous tour! Our tour guide knew all about the island of Crete, Aghios Nikolaos, and Spinalonga. She was constantly giving us information about where we were at the time of the tour. It was great to spend the morning in Aghios Nikolaos to explore the main roads, the cathedral and the lake which our guide told us all about Next we were on our way to Spinalonga. You can get beautiful pictures of the outside of the island while the ferry goes around before dropping you off. We then had a guided tour around the inhabited part of the island and had a little time to ourselves to explore the island. We then went to a protected beach where you can swim while the ferry crew prepares lunch my suggestion would be to swim off the boat and not bother with going to the beach. The beach is very small, you have to climb over some large rocks to get there and the sand stops where the water is so its all small slippery stones The lunch was delicious and I love how it was included in the price of the tour. Overall a fantastic day out in the sun, beautiful views for pictures and you get to learn some history of the island of Crete.

The only things I would change would be to have at least another half hour on the island to explore we didn't get to see everything without risking missing the ferry and I would have loved to have been able to see it all The other thing would be to include the admission ticket to Spinalonga into the price so you aren't wasting time waiting in line to buy a ticket and can have more time exploring the island instead.

Reviewed by: Katherine E, May 2016

really interesting tour, beautiful island with a very sad past, the tour guide was really good and the bbq and swim afterwards was lovely.

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