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From Agios Nikolaos: Guided Boat Cruise to Spinalonga

From Agios Nikolaos: Guided Boat Cruise to Spinalonga

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Take a guided boat tour to visit the beautiful Spinalonga fortress dating from the Venetian period. Cruise in the Mirabello Bay and swim in the clear waters of Kolokitha Bay.

About this activity

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, French, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Board a boat at Agios Nikolaos and cruise in Mirabello Bay
  • Take time to sunbathe and swim at the turquoise waters of the Kolokitha Bay
  • See the cave of the legendary Pirate Barbarosa and the sunken city of Olous
  • Get a closer look at the island where the Cretan Kri Kri goats live
  • Enjoy a fully guided tour on board a boat with a bar, restaurant, and lounge
Full description

Spinalonga is a magnificent island with fortresses dating from the Venetian period. It is an island of legends, a triumph to survival in the early 20th century from the scourge of leprosy, now a place of great archaeological and historical significance. On Spinalonga island, enjoy the opportunity to visit the Interpretive Centre there and discover the settlements of the victims and survivors of this former illness. Explore the Venetian fortifications and learn all about the long and fascinating history of the island. Take time to walk around the island and see the views of the bay and the fortifications. Later the cruise continues, passing along other points of interest in the Bay of Mirabello such as the cave of the legendary Pirate Barbarosa, the sunken ancient city of Olous, and the island where the endemic and hardy Cretan Kri Kri goats live.

Have time to relax and swim in the exquisite turquoise waters of Kolokitha Bay. The 40 m boat features two bars, a lounge, and a restaurant serving Greek and international cuisine at reasonable prices with high-quality service from the crew.

Includes
  • Boat cruise
  • Guide on the boat
  • Information booklets on the boat
  • Option to buy food and beverages on the boat
  • Entry tickets to Spinalonga island, 8€ adults, 4€ pensioners and students, free for those under 18
  • Meals and beverages (bar restaurant on the boat)
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

Meeting point

The tour operator's mooring point, at the port of Agios Nikolaos Town, Koundourou street. (Please be there 30 minutes prior to departure).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Cash
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 777 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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In general it was very good. I recommend doing this experience, the guide who speaks French was on top. He explains the history of the island very well and has a lot of humor! There were people on the boat, but it was still reasonable! I agree with the other comments on the time spent on the island, which remains a bit short. Approximatly one hour. 30min more would have been great.

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August 9, 2022

Our trip from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. for 18€ was really worth it. We were able to swim in the middle of the sea, so we avoided the tourists on the coast of Kolokytha; discover the island of Spinalonga; pass by several other small islands and all with multilingual explanations

August 3, 2022

Not too difficult to find a free parking spot on the street leading to the boat ( before sculpture of Horn of plenty- dont miss it!) Boat staff helpfull . Pistachio icecream was very nice. It was good to learn sociopolitical background of colony formation from our guide ( even if her patriotic feelings may have overtaken the presentation...). Too bad that there was very little written information on the island itself. Swimming in the bay refreshing .no need for snorkels as nothing to see there. If you forget the towel don't worry as likely you can dry off well just enjoying the views on the top deck.

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July 30, 2022

Product ID: 156096