Full Day Tour To Spinalonga Island With BBQ Lunch

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Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Tour commences from selected Crete hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original point of departure at approximately 5:00pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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.

Know More about this tour

After a hotel pickup, travel to the pretty village of Agios Nikolaos, 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.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop off

BBQ lunch at Kolokytha island

Transport by air conditioned motorcoach

Local guide

Entry/Admission - Boat Day Trips Spinalonga

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drink, unless specified

Entrance fees to archaeological sites

Entrance fee to Spinalonga (8 euros per adult, 4 euros per child)

Important Remark: The excursion in French does not include the BBQ Lunch

Customers staying Agios NIkolaos hotels in French guiding will not be provided with pick up - drop off service. Should be at the Agios Nikolaos port at 09:30 am.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Important Remark: The excursion in French does not include the BBQ Lunch

Customers staying Agios NIkolaos hotels in French guiding will not be provided with pick up - drop off service. Should be at the Agios Nikolaos port at 09:30 am.

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 29-Sep-2017

    5 hours on a hot crowded bus in one day is not how I imagined this tour. The food was not all that great. The guides weren't all that friendly and the beach we were taken to was used by 3 other huge boats and extremely overcrowded.

  • 12-Sep-2017

    BBQ lunch rough and ready and served on the boat, very crowded. Not a relaxing tour.

  • 17-Aug-2017

    it was amazing tower, but only one thing, the way back i did not have plase to sit down which is strange.it was me and my 2 dauhets 17 and 11 ad they sit one the top floor the other down, we don have number to seat

  • 14-Aug-2017

    Spinalonga, what an amazing story. You get the chills when you enter the tunnel but when you learn of the stories of the islands inhabitants you get transported. Our guide which unfortunately I don't remember her name..sorry. Was wonderful she really transported us back in time. She was passionate about telling the tales of each individual. When you see the scenery, the water you will be frozen in there.
    Afterwards we went to another island to swim and enjoy a wonderful BBQ. This experience is one of my coup de Coeur as we say in French.

  • 23-Sep-2016

    Lots of fun and interesting, including stops in Agios Nicholaos and Elounda.

  • 30-Aug-2016

    This tour was amazing!

  • 07-Aug-2016

    This was a very enjoyable tour, starting off with a visit to the lovely town of Agios Nikolaos. After sometime to walk around we were taken to Elounda to catch the boat to Spinalonga. Once there you have the choice to walk around or go with a guide for part of the time. We went with the guide which was informative. Once back to the boat, we were taken to a secluded spot for our BBQ and swim, before heading back. Found this much better value than the Knossos Place tour.

  • 19-Jun-2016

    This was a fabulous tour! Our tour guide knew all about the island of Crete, Aghios Nikolaos, and Spinalonga. She was constantly giving us information about where we were at the time of the tour. It was great to spend the morning in Aghios Nikolaos to explore the main roads, the cathedral and the lake which our guide told us all about Next we were on our way to Spinalonga. You can get beautiful pictures of the outside of the island while the ferry goes around before dropping you off. We then had a guided tour around the inhabited part of the island and had a little time to ourselves to explore the island. We then went to a protected beach where you can swim while the ferry crew prepares lunch my suggestion would be to swim off the boat and not bother with going to the beach. The beach is very small, you have to climb over some large rocks to get there and the sand stops where the water is so its all small slippery stones The lunch was delicious and I love how it was included in the price of the tour. Overall a fantastic day out in the sun, beautiful views for pictures and you get to learn some history of the island of Crete.

    The only things I would change would be to have at least another half hour on the island to explore we didn't get to see everything without risking missing the ferry and I would have loved to have been able to see it all The other thing would be to include the admission ticket to Spinalonga into the price so you aren't wasting time waiting in line to buy a ticket and can have more time exploring the island instead.

  • 16-May-2016

    really interesting tour, beautiful island with a very sad past, the tour guide was really good and the bbq and swim afterwards was lovely.

  • 08-May-2016

    Really enjoyable day. The tour was well organized and efficiently run. The cruise was lovely and our barbecue meal was delicious. The area is stunningly beautiful.

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