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  2. Crete
  3. Agios Nikolaos
  4. Spinalonga

Boat Cruise & Guided Tour of Spinalonga from Agios Nikolaos

Product ID: 156096
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Take a boat cruise to visit the beautiful Spinalonga fortress dating from the Venetian period. Enjoy a guided tour and learn about the leper colony during the early 1900s. Cruise in the Mirabello Bay and swim in clear waters of Kolokytha beach.
About this activity
Duration 4.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Dutch, English, French, German, Russian
Booklets
Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Board a beautiful boat at Agios Nikolaos and cruise in Mirabello bay until you reach the Spinalonga island
  • Enjoy a guided tour on Spinalonga island led by licensed tour guides
  • See from the boat the cave of legendary Pirate Barbarosa, the sunken ancient City of Olous and the island where the Cretan Kri Kri goats live.
  • Take time to sunbathe and swim at the turquoise waters of the Kolokytha beach
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 join a free guided walking tour in English, German, Dutch or  French, led by licensed guides who tell you the story of one of Europe's last leper colonies and the story of the Venetian castle-town that still endures time. 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 Kolokytha 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 experienced crew.
Includes
  • Boat cruise to Spinalonga and to Kolokytha island
  • Guided tour on the island in English, German, Dutch or French
  • Information booklets on the boat
  • Option to buy food and beverages on the boat
What’s Not Included
  • 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

Prepare for the activity

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
  • Cash
Know before you go
• Bring ID and voucher at least 30 minutes before departure for check in and boarding of the boat
• Departure time is daily 12:30 PM from the port of Agios Nikolaos returning at 5:00 PM to the port
• If you wish to swim please bring swimsuit and towel
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 392 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.5/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.6/5

Organized by

NOSTOS CRUISES SHIPPING COMPANY

Product ID: 156096