Guided tour

Crete: Day Trip Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda & Plaka

3.7 / 5

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Crete: Day Trip Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda & Plaka

From US$ 38.45 per person

Discover Crete and enjoy sandy beaches, shopping and cultural highlights. Visit Agios Nikolaos and the Elounda Lagoon. Explore the fishing village of Plaka as well as the island and former leper colony of Spinalonga.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 - 15 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Pickup included
Pickup for this option is only from the areas of Agia Pelagia, Lygaria and Fodele. Pickup begins earlier than the stated starting time and is from your hotel or the closest point accessible by a vehicle. You'll receive specific pickup information in a separate email from the local partner (please check your spam folder).

Experience

Highlights
  • Get in touch with Crete's history in the old town of Spinalonga
  • Visit picturesque Elounda on the shores of Mirabello Bay
  • Enjoy some free time in Agios Nikolaos and Plaka
Full description
Meet your local guide and enjoy comfortable transportation. Make your first stop at Agios Nikolaos, on the Gulf of Mirabello. The place is famous for its picturesque lake, explored by the ocean researcher Jaques Cousteau. Walk along the city on your own, stroll through the shops or relax. After that, discover Elounda and its magnificent views of Crete. At Spinalonga Island you can choose to join an English guided tour or explore the island by yourself. If you do not wish to visit the archaeological site at all, you can join a one-hour boat trip to a secret location and dive into the crystal clear water. After a short drive, reach Plaka a small fishing village. Plaka was the ferry port of the leper colony, whose history was documented in a book and a Greek television series. Visit the filming sites, enjoy lunch or have a refreshing swim before heading back to your accommodation.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Bus tickets
  • Tour in English on Spinalonga
  • Boat ticket (12€ for adults, 6€ for children aged 5-11 years to be paid on site)
  • Spinalonga entry fees
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
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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  • Infants must seat with their parents on the bus and will not have their own seats.
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3.7 /5

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The landscape and the different cities are breathtaking, but the time to visit them is really scarce. One hour stop in villages 10 minutes away. The island of Spinalonga is breathtaking both as an archaeological tour and as a dive to be carried out on the beaches located on the side of the island. The escort is nice but very basic in information. The purchase of the tour indicates that the duration of the same is 15 hours, but in total between the round trip and the visit are 10. I do not recommend it.

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August 8, 2021

September 20, 2021

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the trip was amazing everything was perfect the trip the place the guide and very good organized with platanos tours.thank you

October 13, 2021

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