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

From Heraklion: Elounda and Spinalonga Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 81888
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Learn more about the ancient civilizations of Crete on a private full-day tour to Spinalonga and Elounda near the Roman city of Olous. Get stunning views on a drive along the north coast and through the Selinari gorge.
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Duration: 10 hours
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Pickup included

Free pick-up possible from Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos. Pick-up possible from other areas on the island subject to an additional fee.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient history of the tiny island of Spinalonga
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea
  • Visit the pretty town of Agios Nikolaos
Full description
Journey back in time and explore the ancient civilizations of Crete on a private full-day tour to Spinalonga. Drive along the north coast of the island and get an amazing view of the Selinari gorge on the way to the small fishing village of Elounda, known for its gorgeous beach.

Board a boat to the small island of Spinalonga, and learn the local history dating back to Ancient Greece. Take a guided tour of the island to explore how it served as a natural defense for the ancient city of Olous and was later used by the Saracens as a hide-out for their pirates. Discover the remains of the Venetian fortifications and learn more about the period of Ottoman rule.

Proceed to the sandy Bay of Kolokitha where the boat will be anchored. Enjoy some free time to swim in the crystal clear waters and feast from a BBQ lunch. Return to Elounda to take the bus to the pretty town of Agios Nikolaos, where you can browse the shops and visit the bottomless lake.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Boat trip and BBQ lunch at Kolokytha (€12 per person)
  • Entrance to Spinalonga (€8 per person)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Free pick-up is only possible from Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos due to the size of the island. Pick-up is possible from outside these areas subject to an additional fee
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Review summary
Service
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Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.6/5

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MTM dmc Ltd

Product ID: 81888