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Crete: Day Trip to Agios Nikolaos and Spinalonga Island

Activity provider: Altino Travel
Water activity

Crete: Day Trip to Agios Nikolaos and Spinalonga Island

Activity provider: Altino Travel

From US$ 45.03 per person

Explore the Northeast part of Crete, visit the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos, and the village of Elounda on this day trip. Take a boat trip to Spinalonga Island and learn the history of the fort.

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Duration 8 - 11 hours
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English, German, French


  • Marvel at the former home of the isolated lepers of Spinalonga
  • Travel to a small Cretan fishing village and explore its history
  • Enjoy the relaxing boat trip to the historical Spinalonga island
  • Explore the beautiful town of Agios Nikolaos, famous for its lake
  • Learn from an experienced guide and see beautiful scenery
Full description

Embark on a full-day guided trip to northeastern Crete and take a boat trip to Spinalonga Island. Visit Agios Nikolaos with its famous lake, and explore the picturesque village of Elounda.

Begin the day with the visit to Agios Nikolaos, and see the shore of Mirabello Bay. Explore the town, famous for the lake at its center and its shopping and cafes.

Take your time for a walk to enjoy the views, enjoy some shopping or have a drink in one of the numerous cafes around the lake. Explore an open-air market on Wednesdays. Move on to see Elounda village, a former fishing village on the northern coast of the island. Depart from Elounda for the cruise to Spinalonga Island.

Learn about the island's vibrant history, from a home for the Venetians and Turks to a place of isolation for those suffering from leprosy.

Experience the island, more popular after the 2005 historical novel “The Island” about how lepers lived in Spinalonga.

Join the hundreds of people who come to the island every day to visit and learn its history.

  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Boat ticket
  • Guide
  • Admission fee to Spinalonga Island (€8 for people over the age of 25 and not from EU member states)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Beachwear

Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 323 reviews

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Great day out! Michael, our tour guide, was brilliant and knew a lot about the local areas. As it was the national Independence Day of Greece , we had our schedule moved around a little so we were able to experience the parades that were happening - a really lovely consideration for the team to have made! Our pick up was very smooth and the bus journey was a beautiful route that allowed us to see the Cretan scenery. Elounda and Agios Nikolaos are stunning places and definitely worth a visit!! We had a good amount of free time in each place - the best part, jumping off our boat into the sea on our way back from Spinalonga Island! Bucket list check! Highly recommend this day out to everyone!

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October 29, 2022

Everything was super organized from start to finish and it was a lot of fun! The tour guide Elena was well informed, helpful, friendly and always in a good mood! We particularly enjoyed the different stays where we had enough but not too much free time. The boat trip to Spinalonga with a boat that was only for our small group was beautiful. We recommend going all the way to the top of the island if possible and taking a dip in the sea on your return.

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October 18, 2022

We had a nice day exploring Agios Nikolaos and the island of Spinalonga. Our guide was very friendly and gave information about the region and sites while we were on the bus/boat. Be prepared that the information is given in three different languages, which might feel a bit annoying. We specifically enjoyed the time in Agios Nikolaos (1h 40min) and Spinalonga (1,5 h). The hype about Elounda is not justified in our opinion, but it was a welcome opportunity for lunch before taking the boat to Spinalonga. On the way back from the island the boat stopped for 20 minutes, so we could jump into the sea. Although we were being picked up quiet in the beginning and had to collect the other participants on the way, we enjoyed the longer bus ride (2 hours from Ammoudara to Agios Nikolaos) as we could observe the beautiful landscape.

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October 15, 2022

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