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Spinalonga – Agios Nikolaos

Spinalonga – Agios Nikolaos



The excursion operates every Wednesday & Saturday, with pick-ups: East of Heraklion (starting Malia, Stalis through Hersonissos, Gouves, Heraklion) and West Heraklion (Amoudara). Our excursion includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, Boat tickets, Lunch on boat, Spinalonga & Agios Nikolaos guided tours. Available Tour Languages are: Dutch, English, French, German, Polish.


Tour info

1 Day
Tour Type:
Sea Excursion
Group size:
~50 pax

Accompanied service

Guides Transport Insurance


Morning Pick up: We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning. Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ.

Bus Drive: 1,5 hours

1st stop: Agios Nikolaos – 2 hours: Explore the cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos, the place where the boat sails from, towards the island of Spinalonga. Enjoy a morning walk and have a coffee around its beautiful port and Lake of the town. During Wednesdays, visitors can also enjoy the traditional bazaar as an additional attraction of this town. At 12:00 we will embark onto the boat and start our cruise.

Boat Trip: 50 minutes

Lunch: During the first 50 minutes of our cruise, lunch will be served on boat so travelers will enjoy their meal while crossing the unique Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos coast and Elounda.

2nd stop: Kolokytha Bay – 35 minutes: Then the boat will stop at the beautiful bay of Kolokytha where travelers will have the chance to swim and dive from the cruise boat into the crystal clear waters. Life jackets are provided by the crew on board.

Boat Trip: 15 minutes

3rd stop: Spinalonga – 30 minutes: After the short boat trip, our groups will arrive at Spinalonga, the island of tears. There will be a guided tour by professional guides for about 30 minutes and some free time to admire the views and take photos!

Boat Trip: 1 hour

4th stop: Agios Nikolaos (End of the cruise - Arrival to resorts): Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants in the morning. Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ.

Bus Drive: 1 – 1.5 hours

Special offer


Spinalonga – Agios Nikolaos (+Market on Wednesdays)

This tour combines both a visit to the town of Agios Nikolaos, Spinalonga Fortress and a visit to Kolokytha bay where travelers can swim in its crystal clear waters by diving from the cruise boat. Our participants will enjoy an hour-long cruise through Mirabello bay, and lunch will be provided on board.


Our excursion is one of few that cruises Mirabello bay, giving you the opportunity to admire and enjoy the view and the waters of the amazing bay!


Pick-up’s from:
Sissi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos (port), Piskopiano, Anissaras, Analipsis, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Amnissos, Karteros, Heraklion (port), Amoudara (Gazi, Heraklion). [Check the pick-up table list below to find out which is the most convenient pick-up point & time, near your hotel]

Departing Port:
Agios Nikolaos

Operating Days:
Every Wednesday & Saturday  (Alternatively check this excursion: Spinalonga BBQ)

Dutch: Wednesday & Saturday
English: Wednesday & Saturday
French: Wednesday & Saturday
German: Wednesday & Saturday
Italian: T.B.A.
Polish: Wednesday

Tour includes:
• Transportation in Air-Conditioned bus
• Professional Driver
• Tour Guide and guided tour on Spinalonga
• Lunch on the boat
• Boat Tickets for the cruise
• All the legal taxes
• Liability insurance coverage by ALLIANZ
• On Wednesday we also visit the Market (Ag.Nikolaos)

Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot: Spinalonga Entrance: 8 € (optional), Extra snacks/drinks (optional)
Extras payable on our website: –

Tour highlights:
• Sail by boat from Agios Nikolaos through Mirabello Bay
• Attend a Guided Tour of Spinalonga Island (one of the last leper colonies in the world)
• Visit Kolokytha bay by boat
• Lunch on the boat
• Visit Agios Nikolaos and its Lake Voulismeni

Essentials to have with you:
• Hat / Sunglasses / Sunscreen
• Swimsuit / BeachTowel
• Comfortable shoes
• Water

East of Crete

9 hours approximately – 128 Km (from/to Heraklion)

Eastbound on the national road, we arrive in Elounda and we sail to the island of Spinalonga. In Spinalonga we will have a guided tour around this famous island. Originally Venetians fortified the islet in 1579 by building a castle with 40 cannons and thus transforming it into a lethal stronghold for centuries. In the years between 1900 and 1957 human pain and sorrow were scattered around this islet. It became the colony for the lepers. Leper colony was closed in 1957 and 20 years were closed. Now fortress is open to thousands of tourists from all over the World. After our visit, we travel back to Aghios Nikolaos for a walk around the city centre…

Age Definition:
Adults: Over 12 years old  (Full fare)
Children: 4-12 years old  (50% discount)
Infants: 0-3 years old  (Free of charge)

Booking Guiding Lines:
Your Tour Language: Please check in the description which tour languages are available per day, and make sure your desired language is available on your chosen date
Your Pick-up Point: Please check the list with all available pick-up points (and hours) from your area, on the table below
► IMPORTANT UPDATE: leave in the comments box, the following information per passenger, as it’s been required by the Greek Law, applicable after July 30th, 2020 due to COVID-19 measurements: Nationality

This excursion includes in its price: Your transfer r/t from your hotel to the port of Agios Nikolaos, the cost of the boat from Agios Nikolaos to Spinalonga with its return. The Adult Fare is applied to passengers of any age above 12 years old. The Child Fare applies to children between 4 and 12 years old (50% discount + extra’s if chosen) and the Infant Fare to any child under 4 years old (Free of Charge // No seat reserved).

Just to help you see which pick-up suits you best, here’s a table of hotel accommodations and their nearest pick-ups:

Pick up place Pick up time
Sissi 09:10
Nikos hotel-Filipidis S/M 09:10
Malia church 09:00
Malia Bay – Malia Park – Sirens 09:05
Drossia – Kernos Beach – Ikaros Village 09:00
Alexander-Ariadni 09:00
Cactus-Aktia 08:55
Mochos Cross 08:50
Stalis bus stop – Blue sea 08:50
Nana B/S – Mediterraneo 08:45
Belvedere – Eri bus stop 08:45
Silva Beach-Pela Maria 08:40
Nat.Bank – Chalkiadakis S/M 08:40
Piscopiano well (pigadi) 08:40
Mathioudakis – Creta Maris 08:35
Hersonissos Village 08:35
Knossos Royal-Royal Mare-Annabelle 08:30
Cretan Village – Laguna – Chrissi Amou 08:25
Serita-Zorbas–Anissa-Bella-Lytos 08:20
Analipsi Beach  Road 08:15
Analipsi Bus stop 08:15
Amirantes B/S 08:10
Gouves Beach  Road 08:05
Gouves Cross-Lavris 08:00
Gournes church 07:55
Rinela-Hatzis 07:55
Knossos beach-Arina 07:45
Karteros – Amnsissos 07:40
Astoria-Galaxy 07:20
Ktel Irakliou (Entrance OLI) 07:20
Giofyros (Meliriton) 07:10
Amoudara 07:05

LET US HELP! Please don’t hesitate to contact us, in order to help you out choose the best pick-up that suits you best!

1. Customers who for any reason fail to participate in our excursions are obliged to inform us at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, no refund will be given. Cancelling at least 24 hours prior to departure, 100% full refund!
2. reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour, due to adverse weather conditions or, insufficient passenger number or, force majeure.

► We do return money in case of bad weather (when the excursion is cancelled by the organizer tour operator).
► IMPORTANT: You need to be at least 10 minutes prior to your pick-up time at your pick-up point.
► COVID-19: All passengers are required to wear masks at all times when in boats and busses or in indoor areas. All passengers should individually fill out the pre-boarding form, required by the Greek law, and carry it with them at all times.

For further information or bookings please call at telephone No. (+30) 2810341560


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This excursion is eligible for the Summer 2022 Special Offer Discount! Special Offer Summer 2021

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