Welcome to Agios Nikolaos

A narrow channel separates the attractive harbour from the circular Voulismeni Lake, whose pedestrianised shore is lined with tourist cafes and restaurants. At night a lively ambience descends on the harbour as lounge-bars fill with stylish young Greeks and holidaymakers from the nearby resorts.

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$75.36 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Santorini Volcano and Palea Kameni Hot Springs Tour from Fira

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Santorini Volcano, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegeanail across Santorini’s beautiful ‘caldera’ (flooded crater) and visit the islands of Palea Kameni and Thirasia on this boat tour.Duration: 3 hours

$85.63 Day Trips & Excursions

Spinalonga Island and Cretan Culture Tour with Boat Ride

With this unique minibus tour (max 8 persons) your Eye Travel guide shows you the Spinalonga island and other interesting places. Our first stop is in Agios Nikolaos where we have a fantastic view over the "Bottomless lake". You have some free time for a coffee and a stroll along the most eastern main city of Crete.We pass the charming fishing village of Elounda, well known from the 70's TV series Who pays the Ferryman. After Elounda it is time for SPINALONGA, the last leper colony of Europe. A typical Cretan fishing boat brings you to the island, this takes no more than 10 minutes. On the island our private professional guide waits for you and provide you a tour in the leper village.After finishing the trip on Spinalonga, a fishing boat brings you back to the small village of Plaka. Here you have the chance to enjoy a lunch with a beautiful view on Spinalonga. Plaka is a tiny harbor, so the unique opportunity to eat fresh fish.After our lunch we are heading to an olive oil factory. You get a guided tour through the factory. All facts about olive oil, the pressing methods and grades of olive oil are explained. At the end of the tour you can taste different olive oils and other local products.

$93.62 Day Trips & Excursions


Itinerary starts with pick Up From hotel from 8:30am, drive to the east part of Crete approx 1:30hrs. Arrive at Agios Nikolaos town and stop for approximately 1 hour. Continue to Elounda and arrive after 45 minutes, board the boat for the trip to the island of Spinalonga. Free time there for swim and BBQ (   BBQ INCLUDED ONLY IN GERMAN & ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOUR IN FRENCH LANGUAGE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE THE BBQ. Return to Elounda by the boat.  Highlights of visit: Walk to Agios Nikolaos town with its elegant inner harbor and see the lake which the locals thought “bottomless” Visit the historical island of Spinalonga the leper colony of a bygone era Enjoy a boat trip in the Elounda bay  Additional Info:Included : Bus, guide, boat fare, BBQ BQ INCLUDED ONLY IN GERMAN & ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOUR IN FRENCH LANGUAGE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE THE BBQ. Not included : Entrance to Spinalonga :8 € 

$344.81 Private & Custom Tours

EAST CRETE TOUR up to 4 to 15 customers

• KNOSSOS (is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and is considered Europe's oldest city) Knossos (also Cnossos, both pronounced /(kə)ˈnɒsɒs, -səs/; Greek: Κνωσός, Knōsós [knoˈsos]) is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe's oldest city.Settled as early as the Neolithic period, the name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete. The palace of Knossos eventually became the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture. The palace was abandoned at some unknown time at the end of the Late Bronze Age, c. 1380–1100 BC. The reason why is unknown, but one of the many disasters that befell the palace is generally put forward.In the first palace period around 2000 BC the urban area reached a size of up to 18,000 people.In its peak the palace and surrounding city boasted a population of 100,000 people shortly after 1700 BC. • MALIA PALACE (The palace of Malia, dating from the Middle Bronze Age, was destroyed by an earthquake during the Late Bronze Age) • ST. NIKOLAS (Agios Nikolaos was settled in the late Bronze Age by Dorian occupants of Lato, at a time when the security of the Lato hillfort became a lesser concern and easy access to the harbor at Agios Nikolaos became more important) • KRITSA (is one of the oldest and most picturesque villages in Crete, Greece, built amphitheatrically on a rock hill, named Kastellos, surrounded by olive groves, at an altitude of 375 m.) • ELOUNDA  (is a small fishing town on the northern coast of the island of Crete)  All the tours are flexible on your needs.*There are not included tickets, entrance rates & tour guide 

$44.53 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Sunset On Board: Volcano-Hot springs-Sunset On Board

After a short trip of 10 minutes it reaches the small port of Nea Kameni, where the active volcano is. Your time there is for about 1 hour and 15 minutes where you can walk up and visit this wild landscape with the different volcanic rocks and the active craters of the volcano, where there is still smoke coming out and keenly smells sulfur.  To continue, the boat will depart for the island of Palaia Kameni, where the hot springs are located. Inside the small bay of Agios Nikolaos the water temperature is 30-35 degrees Celcious but it constantly mixes with seawater. The boat stays for about 30 minutes, enough time since there is no beach, but you have to climb down a ladder of the boat into the sea and swim a distance of about 30 meters to the interior of the small bay, where the mud baths are.  After swimming at the hot springs the boat will start a sail around the caldera where you can take magnificent pictures of the landscape and the houses that literally hang on the edge of the cliff, in combination with the beautiful colors of the sunset. On a wooden boat with sails, listening to nice music and enjoying a glass of local wine.  After the sunset the boat returns back to the old port of Fira.

$45.67 Cultural & Theme Tours

Guided tour to Agios Nikolaos and Spinalonga including meal

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Agios NikolaosThe town of Agios Nikolaos is the capital of Lassithi prefecture and stands on the shore of Mirabello bay on the east part of Crete's island. The point of attention is the lake of Voulismeni, found in the town center, surrounded by cafes and restaurants. The lake connects to the sea under a tiny road blue bridge and has a historical and geological significance due to its high depth. In the town, you can find many shops and on Wednesdays even an open-air market bazaar. Take your time for a walk to enjoy the views, enjoy some shopping or have a drink in one of the numerous cafes around the lake.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Elounda port ParkingThe bus tour continues with the group heading to Elounda town, where we will embark on the boat and begin our sailing trip to Kolokitha Bay.Elounda is a former fishing village on the northern coast of the island. Modern Elounda is very well known for the Five and Six stars luxury Hotels built in the area. A lot of them can be seen on the way to the port, where we embark to our private boat for the coastal cruise to Mirabello Gulf.Stop At: KolokýthaFollowing the coastline of Agios Nikolaos will get us to the Bay of Kolokytha, an unspoiled and away from civilization spot. While the BBQ meal is prepared from the crew and the captain, enjoy a swim in crystal clear turquoise water. The meal will be served on board, accompanied by a glass of wine or a soft drink.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Spinalonga (Kalydon), Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, CreteAt last but not least, make your way with the guided tour to Spinalonga where the legacy of the lepers marked its initials.Spinalonga, the main attraction of the day, is a small island very close to Elounda and on the east part of the island of Crete. It is a place of historical memory as it accommodated in isolation people suffering from lepra until 1957. Through the centuries it has been inhabited from the Venetians, the Turks before it isolated the lepers. It has always been a tourist attraction, however after 2005 when Victoria Hislop a British writer wrote a historical novel “The Island” about how lepers lived on Spinalonga, hundreds of people come every day to honor a visit and learn the history of the place first hand.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes