1. Greece
  2. Crete
  3. Lerapetra
  4. Spinalonga

From Agios Nikolaos: Boat Cruise to Spinalonga

Product ID: 156096
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Take a boat cruise to visit the beautiful Spinalonga fortress dating from the Venetian period. Cruise in the Mirabello Bay and swim in clear waters of Elounda beach.
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Duration: 5.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Board a beautiful boat at Agios Nikolaos and cruise in Mirabello bay until you reach the Spinalonga island
  • Take time to sunbathe and swim at the turquoise waters of the Elounda beach
  • See from the boat the cave of legendary Pirate Barbarosa, the sunken ancient City of Olous and the island where the Cretan Kri Kri goats live.
Full description
Spinalonga is a magnificent island with fortresses dating from the Venetian period. It is an island of legends, a triumph to survival in the early 20th century from the scourge of leprosy, now a place of great archaeological and historical significance.

On Spinalonga island, enjoy the opportunity to visit the Interpretive Centre there and discover the settlements of the victims and survivors of this former illness. Explore the Venetian fortifications and learn all about the long and fascinating history of the island. Take time to walk around the island and see the views of the bay and the fortifications.

Later the cruise continues, passing along other points of interest in the Bay of Mirabello such as the cave of the legendary Pirate Barbarosa, the sunken ancient City of Olous and the island where the endemic and hardy Cretan Kri Kri goats live. Have time to relax and swim in the exquisite turquoise waters of Elounda. The 40 m boat  features two bars, a lounge and a restaurant serving Greek and international cuisine at reasonable prices with high-quality service from the experienced crew.
Includes
  • Boat cruise to Spinalonga and to Elounda village
  • Guide on the boat
  • Information booklets on the boat
  • Option to buy food and beverages on the boat
What’s Not Included
  • Entry tickets to Spinalonga island, 8€ adults, 4€ pensioners and students, free for those under 18
  • Meals and beverages (bar restaurant on the boat)
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The tour operator's mooring point, at the port of Agios Nikolaos Town, Koundourou street. (Please be there 30 minutes prior to departure).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Cash
Know before you go
• Bring ID and voucher at least 30 minutes before departure for check in and boarding of the boat
• If you wish to swim please bring swimsuit and towel

From US$ 20.93 per person

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NOSTOS CRUISES SHIPPING COMPANY

Product ID: 156096