Full Day Tour to Spinalonga Island with BBQ Lunch

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Full Day Tour to Spinalonga Island with BBQ Lunch information and booking

8 hours
Departs from
Tour commences from selected Crete hotels
Returns to
Returns to original point of departure at approximately 5:00pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Take a boat ride to the island of Spinalonga. This former leper colony includes preserved houses and churches, and a strong Venetian influence in the form of a fortress surrounding the village. Swim in the crystal blue water before enjoying a BBQ lunch. As a bonus, a trip to the vibrant Crete town of Aghios Nikolaos is also included.

After a hotel pickup, travel to the pretty village of Elounda, and board your boat to the island of Spinalonga: a former leper colony.

With its well-preserved houses and churches, Spinalonga is rich in history. Learn about the Venetian occupation as your guide points out the old fortress that surrounds the abandoned village.

After a walking tour, make the most of some free time to swim in the crystal blue water of the Gulf of Mirabello, and then follow it up with a barbeque lunch.

On the way back, stop at the small and charming town of Aghios Nikolaos, with its quaint harbour and supposedly 'bottomless lake' for a coffee break. Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.

Please note: If you are staying in an Elounda hotel, the visit to Aghios Nikolaos is not included. If you wish to visit the town on your own, please coordinate this with the local supplier before you travel.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Bbq lunch at kolokytha island
  • Transport by air conditioned motorcoach
  • Local guide

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink, unless specified
  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites
  • Entrance fee to spinalonga (8 euros per adult, 4 euros per child)