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  2. Crete
  3. Heraklion
  4. Spinalonga

Day Tour of Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda & Plaka

Product ID: 71252
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Discover Crete during a day trip in an air-conditioned coach. Visit Agios Nikolaos and the Elounda Lagoon. Explore the fishing village of Plaka as well as the island and former leper colony of Spinalonga.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Agios Nikolaos and walk around the famous Lake Voulismeni
  • Enjoy views of the Gulf of Mirabello and the Elounda Lagoon
  • Take a short boat ride from Plaka to Spinalonga
  • Learn the history of Kolokitha and Spinalonga
  • Explore the former leper colony
  • Round off the day with a walk in the idyllic fishing village of Elounda
Full description
Reach the cosmopolitan city of Agios Nikolaos on the Gulf of Mirabello, passing the north-east coast and St. George’s Gorge. Agios Nikolaos is famous for its picturesque bottomless lake, explored by the ocean researcher Jaques Cousteau and the subject of numerous legends. Discover the pretty city on your own, stroll through the shops, or relax in one of the cafes and watch the world go by.

Continue to Elounda, enjoying some of the most beautiful views of Crete. Look across the Elounda Lagoon at the enchanting islands of Spinalonga and Kolokitha. Spinalonga has been an important place throughout history: for the ancient Greeks as natural protection for the city of Olous; for the Saracens as a hiding place for their pirates; for the Venetians as a fortress; for the Turks as a settlement; and for a long time the island served as a leper colony.

After a short drive you will reach Plaka, a small fishing village directly opposite Spinalonga. From there a 10-minute boat ride takes you to the island. 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.

The last stop of the day is Elounda, a former fishing village but today a famous holiday resort with the most 5-star hotels in Greece. Take plenty of time to stroll through the picturesque harbor and have a cup of coffee before heading back to your accommodation.
Includes
  • Ride in a modern, fully air-conditioned coach
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Boat ticket (€5)
  • Admission to Spinalonga (adults €8; children up to 18 years - free; EU citizens over 62 years with an ID card and students with an ID card €4)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
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4.4 / 5
based on 188 reviews
Review summary
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Value for money
4.4/5
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Product ID: 71252