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Heraklion: Spinalonga Cruise & Agios Nikolaos with Lunch

3.9 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

Heraklion: Spinalonga Cruise & Agios Nikolaos with Lunch

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey
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From US$ 40.69 per person

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

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 27 reviews

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The service is nice, the food is delicious and there is a lot of it, it is worth mentioning when picking up food cards if you want tortillas, because these are different cards. This trip is definitely worth even a much higher price, the great price is a cruise, swimming in the bay and a good lunch, and of course Spinalonga extra 8 €, plus a ride from the hotel and to the hotel. It's worth using! A trip for the whole day: D

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August 6, 2022

The overall impression is positive, although the itinerary has changed significantly, instead of a cruise from Agios Nikolaos and swimming in the bay, there was lunch in a tavern on land and a short cruise from Plaka to Spinalonga. Those who set out to admire Mirabello Bay from the boat could feel a great disappointment. Generally, the cruise was supposed to be a big attraction of this trip.

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August 3, 2022

The tour, boat ride, swimming and the tour of Spinalonga was amazing. Our tour guide on Spinalonga was a 10 out of 10!!! The swimming was great. Boat was clean and lunch was good. Only downside is that it is a long day. Pickup was at 7:20am and we got back to Heraklion around 6:30pm as it picks up in Heraklion first and works its way east at the resorts.

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July 30, 2022

Product ID: 419846