SPINALONGA

With BBQ

Spinalonga with BBQ


Driving along the North East coast and through the gorge of Saint George we arrive at the pretty, cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos which lies on the shores of the Gulf of Mirabello. Agios Nikolaos is famous for its picturesque ‘bottomless lake’. You will have plenty of time to discover this pretty little town on your own, to stroll around the shops or just relax in one of the popular cafes and watch the world go by. On Wednesday there is an open market.

Leaving Agios Nikolaos, and after a short coach trip and a photo stop, we arrive at Elounda, once a fishing village but now, after having been discovered by tourism, a famous resort with the most five star hotels in Greece. From here you take the boat and cruise along the bay to the island of Spinalonga (sometimes called the island of Tears).

The guided tour on Spinalonga will both fascinate and haunt you as you learn the tragic history of this island which was once a Venetian fortress and was then the isolated home of many lepers up to 1957 when it was cleared by the Health Authorities, leaving the place uninhabited. The Venetians constructed a very impressive fortress with forty cannons which has been guarding the strategic bay of Mirabello since the 15th century.

We get on board again and head for the sandy bay of Kolokitha. Here you will have time for resting or swimming in the crystal clear waters while, in the meantime, the BBQ will be cooked by the crew and the captain himself. It will be served on board at just the right time.

The boat will take you back to Elounda to take the coach for the return journey after a fantastic day.

Highlights
  • Coach excursion
  • Cruise
  • Professional guide (1 guide for max 2 languages) on coach from Malia
  • Guided tour in Agios Nikolaos
  • Guided tour on Spinalonga
  • Toilets available at the visits and on the boat
  • Bar on the boat
  • Don't forget your bathing suits
  • BBQ: porkchops (vegi: tunasalad, sweet cornsalad, dolmades), salad, feta cheese, bread, season fruit, water, 1 glas wine or 1 softdrink
Points of Interest
Timetable
Price: € 42
Pick up / drop off (Heraklion till Sissi, Agios Nikolaos)
Coach
Guide
Boat
Professional guided tour in the center Agios Nikolaos
Professional guided tour on Spinalonga
Wednesday: open market Agios Nikolaos
BBQ
Insurance
Drinks coach stop Agios Nikolaos
Extra drinks on the boat
Entrance Spinalonga

To pay on the day at the entrance of Spinalonga

Entrance Spinalonga: 8 euro per person

Reduced admission for: 4 euro per person

  • citizens States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
  • Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent Schools of countries from outside the European Union, upon presentation of their student ID cards
Free admission for: 
  • Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of EU member states upon presentation of their student identity card
  • Young people, up to the age of 18, upon presentation of their Identity Card or passport for age confirmation.

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