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The now-uninhabited island of Spinalonga (Kalydon) sits in the Elounda Gulf along Crete’s northeastern shore. During the 16th-century Venetian occupation, the invaders built a defensive fortress here protecting Mirabello Bay. Today visitors can tour the massive structure and the abandoned buildings that sit along its turreted walls.

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Spinalonga- Beach of Kolokitha island- Agios Nikolaos

Spinalonga- Beach of Kolokitha island- Agios Nikolaos

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Driving along the North East coast through the gorge of St George we reach the picturesque town of Elounda. Here we board a boat and Spinalonga Cruise starts. We reach the small sandy bay of Kolokitha, where the boat will be anchored. Here you have plenty of time for swimming at the crystal clear water. We proceed to the small island of Spinalonga. Spinalonga has had a very chequered history and today, although uninhabited, still echoes with ghostly reminders of the past. The Venetians constructed a very impressive fortress with 40 cannons which has been guarding the bay since the 15th century. At the beginning of 19th century human pain and sorrow was scattered around this islet. It became a leper colony, the last active leper colony in Europe, and it remained so until 1957. We then return to Agios Nikolaos where you have time to look at the shop windows and visit the bottomless lake, where the “Lotus Eaters” the well-known film was shot.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.70
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Royalty Elounda-Kolokytha-Spinalonga-Agios Nikolaos Tour

Royalty Elounda-Kolokytha-Spinalonga-Agios Nikolaos Tour

This excursion is a trip back in time since it carries the sensation and the feel of another era… Our excursion starts from the beautiful harbor of Elounda where we will get on board to visit the bay of and the beach of Kolokitha. Here you have time for swimming at the crystal clear waters and to relax under the scorching sun.
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  • 11 hours
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$61.39
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Crete Elounda and Spinalonga Island Cruise Day Trip

Crete Elounda and Spinalonga Island Cruise Day Trip

Visit Elounda and ride a boat to Spinalonga Island on this day trip.  Travel to Elounda and cruise to Spinalonga in Mirabello Bay, where a Venetian fortress and old village once housed a leper colony. Explore the ruins where lepers were confined, and enjoy a swim and barbecue lunch. After docking back at Elounda, drive to Agios Nikolaos’ to see its harbor and reputedly bottomless lake. Pickup and drop-off from selected hotels included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.31
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$74.31
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Full-Day Guided Spinalonga Island Tour

Full-Day Guided Spinalonga Island Tour

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Uncover the fascinating history of Spinaloga Island on this full-day tour from Agios Nikolaos. Cruise around the island’s natural wonders and ancient ruins; hear about the Saracens pirates, Venetian armies, and leper colonies that have inhabited the island over the years; and enjoy lunch in the seafront town of Plaka. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.07
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$135.07
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Spinalonga - Agios Nikolaos From Heraklion

Spinalonga - Agios Nikolaos From Heraklion

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Visit the former leper colony and Venetian fortress on Spinalonga Island during this private tour. Sail to this rocky island, and explore the streets, houses, and ruined Venetian fortifications where lepers were confined from 1903 to 1957. Then, relax with a swim stop and barbecue lunch before cruising back to port. Return coach transport, the boat ride to Spinalonga, and select hotel pickup and drop-off in north-coast resorts included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.26
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PRIVATE Spinalonga, Ag Nikolaos, olive oil factory incl Boat

PRIVATE Spinalonga, Ag Nikolaos, olive oil factory incl Boat

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Visit the island of Spinalonga, just off Crete's northeastern coast, on this day tour that combines sightseeing with a taste of Cretan culture. With a guide, enjoy a minibus tour and take a boat ride to Spinalonga, plus visit an olive oil factory and more. Breaks will be taken for coffee and lunch (own expense).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.21
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Spinalonga island

Spinalonga island

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A day trip that combines relaxation and history gives you the chance to visit the highlights of the Northeast part of Crete, where the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos with the magnificent lake can be found. Elounda, a small village on the shore of Mirabello bay with spectacular views, is where the boat begins the cruise heading to Spinalonga island, a small uninhabited island used during the history as a fortress and later on as a leper colony.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.57
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The most interesting sites of Elounda and Mirabello gulf!

The most interesting sites of Elounda and Mirabello gulf!

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We stroll through the village roads. We are listening – along with our guide’s narration- to the cries and sighs of the diseased exiles. They seem like having been curved on the rocks and the walls of the houses and admiring the exquisite beauty of the area. Our firt stop in the morning will be in Agios Nikolaos. There we can drink morning coffee, to have a shopping or to walk around making beautiful pictures. Then, we are going to a small village of Plaka, where we will take a boat to Spinalonga. Sailing to the Island we will see beautiful crystal sea waters of Elounda gulf , mountains around. We will stay approximately 1 hr on the island, walking inside the fortress and making pictures. When we will return to Plaka, we can take a lunch in some local fish taverns or to swim. There is a nice pebble beach. Afterwords we leave to Elounda for afternoon coffee, walk, or swimming. After one hour of stay in Eounda we will take way back to hotels.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.70
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One Day To Mysterious Spinaloga With BBQ

One Day To Mysterious Spinaloga With BBQ

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Cruise the northern coast of Crete with a local guide, stopping in several local villages along the way. Take a boat to the island of Spinalonga to learn about its cultural roots, visit a beach at the small bay of Kolokitha, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch on the beach, and more.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$73.67
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Spinalonga Island - Ag Nikolaus - Elounda Bay - Private Tour.

Spinalonga Island - Ag Nikolaus - Elounda Bay - Private Tour.

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This Tour gives you the opportunity to visit on your own way so many places in one day that if not with a local guide it would be impossible to visit and find.We visit Monasteries, Churches, Agios Nikolaus City, Spinalonga Island, Krasi village where the oldest Platanus tree in Crete it's found, we have a traditional Cretan Lunch in the traditional village of Mochos where we visit a few beautiful churches, and in the end if we have time we can visit the fishing village of Sisi where we go for a walk on the Palm Bay. ACACIA TOURS MHTE1039e60000115201
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$530.99
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Amazing sunset

Amazing sunset

Through this route we will be captivated by the dream sunset at an altitude of 700 meters and enjoying the sun setting into the Cretan Sea, visiting traditional villages, enjoying local tastes, enchanting the view and ending up with beautiful destinations Our first stop in Agios Nikolaos, where we will have 50 minutes of free time to admire its amazing beauties or to shop from its beautiful market Then we head to the fishing village of Plaka and we will be enchanted by the view of Spinalonga. Arriving at Plaka we will have free time of about 20 minutes, which will give us the opportunity to enjoy and photograph the historic island of Spinalonga Then we climb to the traditional village of Vrouchas and climb to an altitude of about 700 meters where from the highest point of the area we will have the chance to see the amazing sunset with the sun set late in the Cretan Sea and create beautiful shades on the horizon. It's really a dream thing to see
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.09
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Elounda-Kolokytha-Spinalonga-Agios Nikolaos Tour TR

Elounda-Kolokytha-Spinalonga-Agios Nikolaos Tour TR

Spinalonga, Elounda Excursion, Agios Nikolaos is a trip not only to other places, but also a trip back in time, since it carries the sensation and the feel of another era. The route along the northern coast of the island takes us to the small fishing village of Elounda.
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  • 8 hours
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$55.26
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Private Full-Day East Crete Tour from Heraklion

Private Full-Day East Crete Tour from Heraklion

Start at the traditional village of Mochos with its narrow alleys and colourful gardens, then continue to Krasi and visit the 2,400-year-old Writers' Plane Tree. Afterwards, the tour will ascend to the Diktaion Andron, an ancient cave believed to be the birthplace of Zeus. Take in the incredible view of the Lasithi Plateau. After that amazing experience the tour will take you to the vibrant city of Agios Nikolaos through a long-forgotten route where you get to see wildgoats from up close. There you can visit, surrounded by many legends, Voulismeni lake. Next, visit the villages of Elouda and Plaka with the beautiful beach where you can take a swim or/and visit the world-famous Spinaloga which is a short boat-ride away.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Spinalonga, full day professional guided coach & boat & lunch included

Spinalonga, full day professional guided coach & boat & lunch included

From Elounda you take the boat and cruise along the bay to the island of Spinalonga (sometimes called the island of Tears). The guided tour on Spinalonga will both fascinate and haunt you as you learn the tragic history of this island which was once a Venetian fortress and was then the isolated home of many lepers up to 1957 when it was cleared by the Health Authorities, leaving the place uninhabited. The Venetians constructed a very impressive fortress with forty cannons which has been guarding the strategic bay of Mirabello since the 15th century. We get on board again and head for the sandy bay of Kolokitha. Here you will have time for resting or swimming and have lunch. The boat will take you back to Elounda to take the coach. Agios Nikolaos is famous for its picturesque ‘bottomless lake’. You will have some time to discover this pretty little town on your own, to stroll around the shops or just relax in one of the popular cafes and watch the world go by.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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 SPINALONGA, Elounda, Kolokitha, Ag. Nicolaos

SPINALONGA, Elounda, Kolokitha, Ag. Nicolaos

Elounda - a small fishing village on the shores of the bay of Mirabello Spinalonga Island - Guided tour around the Venetian Fortress Kolokitha bay - swimming, sunbathing and BBQ lunch Aghios Nikolaos - a picturesque town with a bottomless lake Elounda is a popular holiday resort, often visited by VIPs for the luxurious beach resorts, situated in the area. From there, the boat is heading the small island of Spinalonga. The history and the culture of the island of Spinalonga became one with human tragedy in the course of time. This small isle carries within the history of Ancient Greece, as it served as a natural guard for the ancient city of Olous; the history of the Saracens as a hide-out for their pirates; the history of Venetians as their fortress; the history of Turks as their settlement. After the guided tour of the island, the boat will be anchored at Kolokitha. Time for swimming at the crystal clear waters, tasting the BBQ served on board. Last stop Agios Nicolas.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Agios Nikolaos

Full Day Agios Nikolaos

Enjoy a day filled with pretty scenery, history and time to relax. You have seen it in pictures now you have the ideal opportunity to be part of it. A combination of beautiful landscapes with history and tradition. Within a day you will experience a time travel from the long past to modern everyday life. If there is a must-see on Crete, it is surely this multifaceted Tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$595.06
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Luxuries of Mirabello with Spinalonga and Agios Nikolaos from Ierapetra

Luxuries of Mirabello with Spinalonga and Agios Nikolaos from Ierapetra

From extraordinary landscape & culture to its legendary food & village life, Mirabello majestically captures the soul of Crete as our favorite Cretan getaway. Pair up with our top local insider & succumb to a bespoke service as we whisk you around the Gulf by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle at your disposal. Spoil yourself with tailored details. Hop on a private boat to discover the island of Spinalonga. Bask in azure waters of secluded sandy coves tucked under cave-studded mountains. Hop off in the village of Plaka to indulge in the seafood tastes of delicious tavernas on the waterfront. On the way to Agios Nikolaos, revel in luxurious panoramic scenes of Elounda's elite haven. Stroll the iconic town that oozes a chic vibe & soak up the splendor of the mythical lake as you unwind at the eclectic wine-cocktail bars. By the end of the day, visit a family olive oil production estate & let our producers immerse you into their techniques of producing delectable olive oil.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$724.46
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Should I book Spinalonga tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Spinalonga can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 17 Spinalonga tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Spinalonga 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Spinalonga costs USD 30.70. Guided Spinalonga tours start around USD 30.70 per person. See all 17 Spinalonga tickets and tours on Viator.
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