Spinalonga Island Day Trip - Heraklion

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Tour starts at 9am, with hotel pickup times subject to accommodation location Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmati.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Hotels located in Agios Nikolaos, Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissara, Hersonissos, Elounda, Gournes, Gouves, Karteros, Kokkini Xani, Malia, Sissi, or Stalida
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point

Overview

Originally, Spinalonga was not an island it was part of the island of Crete. During Venetian occupation the island was carved out of the coast for defense purposes and a fort was built there. During Venetian rule, salt was harvested from salt pans around the island.The island has also been used as a leper colony. Spinalonga has appeared in novels, television series, and a short film.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Family friendly
  • Hotel pickup included

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Starting From: Agios Nikolaos, Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissara, Hersonisso, Elounda, Gournes, Gouves, Karteros, Kokkini Xani, Malia, Sissi, Stalida. You will spend this day at the Gulf of Mirabello on the Cretan Riviera. In the morning we will drive to the beautiful village of Elounda. In the harbor of Elounda the boat is waiting for you and the sea trip begins across the blue, shining bay 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. With houses and churches that are more of less well preserved, see the proof of the Venetian occupation in the form of the fortress surrounding the abandoned village.

Swim in the crystal blue water before enjoying a BBQ lunch. After returning back to Elounda we will drive to the small, charming and touristic town of Agios Nicolaos, with its quaint Harbour and supposedly "bottomless lake".

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Entrance fee to Spinalonga (8 euros per adult and 4 euros per child)
  • Boat ticket & BBQ lunch at Kolokytha island (14 euros per person)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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