Guided tour

Agios Nikolaos: Boat Trip to Spinalonga with Swim Stop

Guided tour

Agios Nikolaos: Boat Trip to Spinalonga with Swim Stop

From US$ 21.43 per person

Take a guided boat tour to visit the beautiful Spinalonga fortress dating from the Venetian period. Cruise in the Mirabello Bay and swim in the clear waters of Kolokitha Bay.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Dutch, English, French, German


  • Board a boat at Agios Nikolaos and cruise in Mirabello Bay
  • Take time to sunbathe and swim at the turquoise waters of the Kolokitha Bay
  • See the cave of the legendary Pirate Barbarosa and the sunken city of Olous
  • Get a closer look at the island where the Cretan Kri Kri goats live
  • Enjoy a fully guided tour on board a boat with a bar, restaurant, and lounge
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 Kolokitha Bay. 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 crew.

  • Boat cruise
  • Guide on the boat
  • Information booklets on the boat
  • Option to buy food and beverages on the boat
  • Entry tickets to Spinalonga Island
  • Meals and beverages (bar restaurant on the boat)
  • Towels

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Meeting point

Meet at Nostos Cruises Boat's mooring point at the port of Agios Nikolaos Town.

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Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 1033 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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La sortie est à faire pour une famille avec de grands et petits enfants. Pas trop long pas trop court avec un stop pour nager avant l’arrivée sur l’île de Spinalonga. On a eu de la chance car il n’a pas fait trop chaud pour visiter tranquillement à notre rythme la forteresse….Sinon il y a un guide francophone….mais ça aurait été trop long pour la petite de 2 ans. Service dans le bateau impeccable, toilettes propres, à boire et à manger tout le long.

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August 23, 2022

It was a great experience. The explanations given by the guides were very informative and interesting, especially once we arrived at Spinalonga. A special mention to the English guide, who was amazing and made our 2 hours drive worth it. The food in the boat is good and with reasonable prices.

August 13, 2022

Not too difficult to find a free parking spot on the street leading to the boat ( before sculpture of Horn of plenty- dont miss it!) Boat staff helpfull . Pistachio icecream was very nice. It was good to learn sociopolitical background of colony formation from our guide ( even if her patriotic feelings may have overtaken the presentation...). Too bad that there was very little written information on the island itself. Swimming in the bay refreshing .no need for snorkels as nothing to see there. If you forget the towel don't worry as likely you can dry off well just enjoying the views on the top deck.

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July 30, 2022

Product ID: 156096