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Heraklion: Spinalonga Cruise & Agios Nikolaos with Lunch

3.8 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

Heraklion: Spinalonga Cruise & Agios Nikolaos with Lunch

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From US$ 39.20 per person

Explore the town of Agios Nikolaos and its lake, and enjoy a cruise through Mirabello. Have lunch on the boat, swim in Kolokytha Bay, and take a guided tour at the Fortress of Spinalonga Island.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Polish
Pickup included
Pickup is from specific points in the areas of Sisi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Agkisaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Amoudara, Agia Pelagia and from centrally located points in Heraklion town. You will receive a personalised email about the exact place and time of pick-up, within 24 hours after making the booking. Please check your spam folder.


  • Immerse yourself in the traditional Cretan landscapes with a guided excursion
  • Explore the coastal town of Agios Nikolaos as you walk along the local lake
  • Take a scenic cruise toward Spinalonga Island with amazing views along the way
  • Enjoy a lunch on boat and then cruise along Mirabello Bay and the Elounda coast
  • Swim and dive from the back of the boat into the beautiful Kolokytha Bay
Full description

Explore the many natural wonders Crete has to offer on a multiple-destination boat tour departing from Heraklion with lunch included. Visit the coastal town of Agios Nikolaos, cruise through the scenic Mirabello Bay, stop for a swim in Kolokytha Bay, and admire the sights of Spinalonga Island.

Enjoy a pickup from your Heraklion hotel and drive to the beautiful town of Agios Nikolaos with its picturesque lake. Take a leisurely morning walk and have a coffee while gazing at the beautiful port and the local lake, before setting sail.

Later on, you'll board your boat. Have a light lunch on board before starting the cruise and then take in the views while crossing the unique Mirabello Bay and the Agios Nikolaos and Elounda coast. 

Stop at Kolokytha Bay, where you can swim and dive from the boat into the crystal clear waters, then make your way over to Spinalonga Island.

Join a Guided Tour of the island and enjoy some free time to wander around and snap amazing photos. Sail back to Agios Nikolaos and get dropped off back at your Heraklion accommodation.

The regular meal consists of grilled chicken, mixed salad with tomatoes and cucumber, feta cheese, and a slice of bread. For a vegetarian option, the grilled chicken will be replaced with a tortilla with vegetables.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in air-conditioned bus
  • Professional driver
  • Boat cruise
  • Guided tour on Spinalonga
  • Lunch on boat
  • Liability insurance
  • Entrance to Spinalonga (8 euros)
  • Extra snacks and drinks

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Important information

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  • A simple vegetarian option is available for lunch, please ask your guide on the spot
Customer reviews

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3.8 /5

based on 64 reviews

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Nice trip. It takes whole day if you travel from Heraklion but its not too long. There is enough time to see Agios Nikolaos town centre. Then you spend quite a lit time on boat as there is lunch and after lunch boat starts and it takes around 2 h to get to Spinalonga with 30min stop for swim.

September 15, 2022

The bus driver was very careful, the ride was calm and without any problems. Agios Nikolaos is a very nice place to take a walk at, the boat ride was also wonderful. The food was tasty, the staff were kind, funny and helpful the whole trip. Unfortunately we didn’t have that much time at Spinalonga and we didn’t see the Mirabello Bay.

September 14, 2022

It was a very pleasent experience with a great view of the sea and the Island! The guides were very friendly and added more fun to the trip, especially the french/german guide was quite funny I loved to have time to swim at a very beautiful place The only thing I didn't really like was the food, but that's debatable since there were people who still enjoyed it All in all it was totally worth the price and time to spend on this trip

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September 12, 2022

Product ID: 419846