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Spinalonga BBQ – Agios Nikolaos

Spinalonga BBQ – Agios Nikolaos

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SPINALONGA EXCURSION: Enjoy an interesting day with a little of everything… Sightseeing, Culture, BBQ and Swimming…

The excursion operates every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (only Russian), Friday, & Sunday with pick-ups: East of Heraklion (starting Malia, Stalis through Hersonissos, Gouves, Heraklion) and West Heraklion (Amoudara, Lygaria, Agia Pelagia). Our excursion includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, Boat tickets, Spinalonga & Agios Nikolaos guided tours, BBQ Lunch. Available Tour Languages are: English, French, German, Polish, Romanian, Russian.

Tour info

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

Accompanied service

Guides Transport Insurance Lunch


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 hour

1st stop: Agios Nikolaos: Explore the cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos. That’s where the boat sails from, towards the island of Spinalonga.

Boat Trip: 1 hour

2nd stop: Spinalonga (1hour 20minutes): After the cruise through Mirabello bay, our groups will arrive at Spinalonga, the island of tears. There will be a guided tour by professional guides for about 45 minutes and some free time to admire the views and take photos!

Boat Trip: 15 minutes

3rd stop: Kolokytha Bay (1hour 30minutes): On a quick cruise trip the group will arrive at the beautiful bay of Kolokytha. Enjoy your time by the beach, for swimming, sunbathing and have a BBQ lunch prepared on the spot.

Boat Trip: 40 minutes

4th stop: Agios Nikolaos (1hour 30minutes): Enjoy some free time, to explore on your own pace, sit at a café with views of the beautiful lake or the port, and wander around this small Cretan town.

End of the tour Return 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 Excursion: Spinalonga island - Kolokytha Beach - BBQ - Agios Nikolaos (Boat tickets and Lunch included!)

This tour combines both a visit to the town of Agios Nikolaos, Spinalonga Fortress and a unique stay on the bay of Kolokytha for a BBQ and a swim stop. Our participants will enjoy a cruise through Mirabello bay, the crystal clear waters of Kolokytha beach, and the historic island of Spinalonga.



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...

+ Stops in Kolokytha bay for BBQ and swim!


Pick-up's from:
Sissi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos (port), Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Anissaras, Analipsis, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Amnissos, Karteros, Heraklion (port), Amoudara (Gazi, Heraklion), Lygaria, Agia Pelagia. [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 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday  (Alternatively check this excursionSpinalonga-Agios Nikolaos Market)

English: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
French: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
German: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Polish: Monday, Friday
Romanian: Monday
Russian: Thursday (contact us to help you book it)

Tour includes:
✔ Air-conditioned transportation with pick-up and drop-off services from your hotel or a nearby location
✔ Professional Driver
✔ The assistance of a tour escort throughout the tour
✔ Guided tour on Spinalonga
✔ BBQ Lunch on the beach
✔ Boat Tickets for the cruise
✔ Local taxes are included in the tour package to avoid any additional charges
✔ Liability insurance coverage by ALLIANZ to ensure your safety and security during the tour

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

Tour highlights:
• Sail by boat from Agios Nikolaos through Mirabello Bay
• Attend a Guided Tour on Spinalonga Island (one of the last leper colonies of the world)
• Visit Kolokytha bay – swim in its crystal-clear water
• Enjoy a BBQ lunch on the beach of Kolokytha
• Visit Agios Nikolaos and its Lake Voulismeni

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

East of Crete

8-9 hours approximately - 128 Km (from/to Heraklion)

SPINALONGA EXCURSION: Eastbound on the national road, we arrive in Agios Nikolaos 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 was 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 for thousands of tourists from all over the World. After our visit, we travel back to Agios 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

Spinalonga 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, Spinalonga and Agios Nikolaos Tours, and the BBQ lunch.

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:


Pickup timetable

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
Koutouloufari (Esperides Resort) 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
Heraklion port - 18 Agglon Sq. (Koules fortress roundabout) 07:20
Natural History Museum 07:20
Talos Plaza (outside Envy Cafe) 07:20
Giofyros (Meliriton) 07:10
Amoudara 07:05
Agia Pelagia - Lygaria: Pick-ups are available from any accommodation in Agia Pelagia and Lygaria via shuttle service. A minimum of 2 adult participants is required. 06:40

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.


All you need to know about Spinalonga Island in this article:
- Is it Worth Going to Spinalonga Island
- Spinalonga Island History
- Tips about Spinalonga Island
- Useful Information about Spinalonga Island
ARTICLE: Explore the Enigmatic Beauty of Spinalonga Island: A Must-Visit Destination in Crete!


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


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