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Agios Nikolaos: Semi-Submarine Cruise

1. Agios Nikolaos: Semi-Submarine Cruise

Board a comfortable air-conditioned semi-submarine vessel at the port of Agios Nikolaos. Discover marine life which inhabits the coastal waters of Agioi Pantes Island. Learn more about the flora and fauna you will see from the onboard audio guide. See many different species of colorful fish as the boat crew feeds them. If you are lucky, you may spot curious sea turtles, dolphins, and seals who sometimes choose to investigate the vessel. In the second part of the tour, take a seat on the main deck of the boat in order to admire the spectacular views of Agios Nikolaos Bay. Feel the sea breeze as you cruise through the bay before heading back to the port.

Heraklion: Spinalonga Cruise & Agios Nikolaos with Lunch

2. Heraklion: Spinalonga Cruise & Agios Nikolaos with Lunch

Explore the many natural wonders Crete has to offer on a multiple-destination boat tour departing from Heraklion with lunch included. Visit the coastal town of Agios Nikolaos, cruise through the scenic Mirabello Bay, stop for a swim in Kolokytha Bay, and admire the sights of Spinalonga Island. Enjoy a pickup from your Heraklion hotel and drive to the beautiful town of Agios Nikolaos with its picturesque lake. Take a leisurely morning walk and have a coffee while gazing at the beautiful port and the local lake, before setting sail. Later on, you'll board your boat. Have a light lunch on board before starting the cruise and then take in the views while crossing the unique Mirabello Bay and the Agios Nikolaos and Elounda coast.  Stop at Kolokytha Bay, where you can swim and dive from the boat into the crystal clear waters, then make your way over to Spinalonga Island. Join a Guided Tour of the island and enjoy some free time to wander around and snap amazing photos. Sail back to Agios Nikolaos and get dropped off back at your Heraklion accommodation. The regular meal consists of grilled chicken, mixed salad with tomatoes and cucumber, feta cheese, and a slice of bread. For a vegetarian option, the grilled chicken will be replaced with a tortilla with vegetables.

Agios Nikolaos: Fun Cruise Around Elounda Bay

3. Agios Nikolaos: Fun Cruise Around Elounda Bay

Experience a boat trip on the bright blue Mirabello Bay with this unforgettable cruise from Agios Nikolaos. Begin your cruise from Agios Nikolaos harbor at 11:00 AM every Thursday and Saturday and at 4:00 PM every Tuesday. It takes about an hour of a slow cruise along Mirabello gulf to arrive at Kolokytha beach. The boat will anchor there and you will be able to enjoy the turquoise, crystal clear waters for about one hour and fifteen minutes. Relax on the boat, and explore these isolated beaches. Then, head to Spinalonga, the famous lepers’ island. Take a cruise around the waters of the Island and then head to the second hidden paradise, the Skistra gulf. Revel in a perfect place for snorkeling and relaxing. Stop there for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Enjoy a variety of activities such as swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and more. Access many “sea toys” to enjoy your time there. The romantic atmosphere of the island along with the extraordinary landscapes makes the cruise ideal for unforgettable memories surrounded by your family and closest friends.

Hersonissos: Acqua Plus Water Park Entrance Ticket

4. Hersonissos: Acqua Plus Water Park Entrance Ticket

Spend a special day in one of the largest water parks on Crete. Pre-book an entrance ticket to Acqua Plus Water Park, approximately 26 kilometers east of Heraklion, and enjoy over 50 different slides, games and facilities where the friendly and helpful staff await you. Enjoy adrenaline thrills at different slides, and attractions, like the Aqua Slalom, Black Holes, and Crazy River. Alternatively, get in some serious relaxation on a lazy river. Visitors of all ages can find something to suit among the dozens of different slides, making it an ideal day out for the entire family. Swim in the main pool, or slip and slide down the 262-foot (80-meter) hydrotube. Relax on the lazy river or at the hydromassage pool. The park even has a garden section where you can see Cretan flowers, palm trees, and bougainvillea, along with French marigolds and many other flowers.

Mirabello Bay: Private Cruise with Inflatable Boat

5. Mirabello Bay: Private Cruise with Inflatable Boat

An excellent inflatable boat 9 meters with 300 hp Yamaha engine capacity 9 quest with large comforts, construction 2022. The ideal boat for those who are looking for a unique experience on sea. You can travel with incredible comfort in the fantastic waters of Mirabello Bay with a high sense of safety and luxury. The boat provide snorkeling equipment for all ages, a high performance sound system with Bluetooth connection, Fresh towels and windproof jackets for everyone, refrigerator with soft drinks and water, toilet.Everything you will need for a carefree day on the boat.

From Lasithi Area: Richtis Gorge Experience

6. From Lasithi Area: Richtis Gorge Experience

Your experience starts from Agios Nikolaos, heading east with the Gulf of Mirabello on your left side. You will then drive to Istron and the stunning beaches of Karavostasi, as wel as Agios Panteleimonasm Golden Beach Voulisma and the village of Kavousi. Following that, you will visit the Minoan settlement of Azoria where the oldest olive tree in the world is located. You will then explore the mouth of the mind boggling Richtis Gorge, where you will explore an amazing trail within the gorge see the falls of Richtis. The falls. will prove to be a provider of wonderful images, and will be well worth the effort of walking along the trail, which leads to a pebbled beach. The hike is very easy, even for young children, and on the way back you can stroll around the alleys of the picturesque village of Tourloti

Agios Nikolaos: Mirabello Bay Fishing Trip

7. Agios Nikolaos: Mirabello Bay Fishing Trip

Start your boat trip from the port of Ormos Bay of Agios Nikolaos and marvel around the calm waters of the gulf, which has been of vital significance for the development of the region and enjoy an unforgetable fishing exprience The boat provide all the available fishing equipment you need independently you are an experience fisherman or not. You can try all the available technique of rod fishing such as jigging, live bait fishing, trolling and such more. You have the opportunity to live with a professional fisherman the relaxing experience of fishing, while enjoying the tour by a local who knows stone by stone the unique destination of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda The captain explains the types of fish that are found in the area depending on the season, talks to you about the history of the island and its culture, guides you to the most beautiful places of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda and stops in many drylands until you catch fish. In addition, you can reach quiet beaches, inaccessible and enchanting, to enjoy your swim in the waters of the Aegean, or indulge in snorkelling to admire the seabed of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda You can choose the cruising places, the places you will like to swim, so that you can enjoy every moment! Explore the beautiful island of Spinalonga, a fortress-island that was built when the Venetians occupied Crete, which survives to this day. It is a remarkable monument of World Cultural Heritage and is worth visiting! The island’s history was a source of inspiration for many movies and Victoria Hislop’s best seller “The Island”.

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What people are saying about Agios Nikolaos

Totally worth €18. It takes about 45 minutes to get to the first swimming spot. You can go into the water from the boat or overland to a small beach. You stay there for 1.5 hours before continuing to Spinalonga. It was enough for me to drive around the island once, because you can see everything well enough from the boat. Then it goes back towards Agios Nikolaos. There is a second stop, this time just for a swim from the boat. Both have been very beautiful bays. The boat is not crowded, you can find places in the sun and in the shade. The DJ knows exactly when to play more mood and when to play quiet music. If you absolutely want to snorkel, you should get one on the boat in good time, wait a little until the first ones are ready or bring your own equipment. You can buy food and drink on the boat, a small portion of watermelon will be provided. We enjoyed the time!

The bus driver was very careful, the ride was calm and without any problems. Agios Nikolaos is a very nice place to take a walk at, the boat ride was also wonderful. The food was tasty, the staff were kind, funny and helpful the whole trip. Unfortunately we didn’t have that much time at Spinalonga and we didn’t see the Mirabello Bay.

Everything was amazing, the town and the water was incredible, Spinalonga is beautiful and very interesting island and our amazing guid Gloria explained everything perfectly!

Very cool trip with very chilled music. Enough time to swim at the two spots! Very awesome experience!

Very well organized, great guide and bus, delicious lunch. Amazing views! Definitely recommended!