Spinalonga Island Excursion
Our Spinalonga Island Excursion starts with a stop at Agios Nikolaos. The capital of the Lassithi area. The city is full with bars, traditional taverns, clothes shops, small coffee shops, and an open market.
Agios Nikolaos – Spinalonga Island – Plaka Village
You will have free time to explore the picturesque surroundings like the green lagoon of Voulismeni. Or enjoy your coffee in one of the cafés on the shores of the Mirabello Bay.
Leaving this beautiful city, we head to the wind-blasted Plaka. A delightful small village of attractive boutiques, restaurants, and cafés, as well as some very cosy taverns hugging the waterfront.
From there we will take a small fishing boat that sails around the famous Spinalonga island. We will listen to our guide narrating the fascinating, yet dramatic and heart breaking story of the island. Spinalonga was a former leper colony, where Greeks suffering from Hansen’s disease were quarantined until it was closed in 1958. Then the boat will drop anchor at the island. We will disembark to experience the atmosphere of Spinalonga. Around that story Hislop weaves her tale in her book “The Island”. Visitors that want to visit the archaeological site of the island can do so. The boat comes back after an hour to pick them up at no extra cost.
After we depart from Spinalonga island, we will get to a small bay. There we will have plenty of time for swimming. Please read the schedule below for the timings.
Early in the afternoon, we return back to Plaka village, where we board our air-conditioned bus for the return journey.
We offer the Spinalonga Island Excursion from many locations. Visitors staying in Hersonissos (Chersonissos), Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Malia, Stalida (Stalis), Anissaras, Agkisaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Heraklion, Ammoudara, and Agia Pelagia can easily take part in this experience. For better understanding of our pick up points please visit the following page: Pick Up Points. Please note that because of the size of the page the list is only visible on big screens.
Bring comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for a good grip.
Pack a swimming suit, a towel, a hat, snorkel equipment, sun glasses, and a sun cream.
Optional and Advices:
Do not bring too much money. Every business accepts bank cards.
Try to limit your luggage. Too much weight is always a problem.
Leave your valuables at your hotel. Bring your personal medication.
You must always carry a copy of your passport with you. Although not required it is always a good idea.
Important Booking Information
On the ticket of the Spinalonga Island Excursion you will receive, we will provide full details of the meeting point. We will carefully select the closest and safest meeting point, based on your hotel location.
We include a Google pin and a photograph of the meeting place. This ensures that you can easily identify and locate the meeting place with confidence.
Our team is always available to assist you. Feel free to contact us at any time. We will also provide you an emergency telephone number. This will ensure a stress free experience from the moment you embark on your tour or activity. Your satisfaction and comfort are our top priorities.
We are very careful with our pricing. We dislike hidden extras. What you read is what you get. If you need further information please contact us. The Spinalonga Island Excursion is €35 for an adult, and €17.50 for a child. Infants are free.
Itinerary and Important Information
Below you can read the timetable and schedule of the activity you are viewing. We do everything in our power to be always on time and avoid any long delays.
10:15: Arrival at Plaka Village.
10:30: Boat Trip departure for Spinalonga.
10:50: Arrival at Spinalonga island. A boat trip around the island.
12:30: Arrival at the bay of Kolokitha or Vathi beach. Time for a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of Mirabello Bay.
14:30: We board the boat that takes us back to Plaka Village, from where we will take our bus to Agios Nikolaos
15:30: Arrival at Agios Nikolaos. Free time for shopping and Relaxation.
17:30-18:30: Approx return time back to Ammoudara/Heraklion/Gouves/Analipsi/Anissaras/Hersonissos/Stalida/Malia.
Different timetables apply for pickups in different areas. Our Customer Service will provide you with the correct timing and a google map pin point for its exact location.
Days and Languages
Wednesday: English, French, German, Polish, Russian.
Sunday: English, French, German, Polish.
The following list contains everything that is included in the activity you are viewing.
Services and Products Included
✅ Hotel pick up & drop off area: Heraklion, Hersonisos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis, Ammoudara.
✅ Transportation by modern air-conditioned buses.
✅ Boat trip tickets to the island of Spinalonga.
✅ Professional tour guide (live).
✅ Free time for swimming.
✅ Insurance cover.
✅ Printed or mobile tour vouchers accepted. -Instant confirmation.
✅ Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 24 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).
We have tried our best in avoiding any hidden costs for our customers. In the event that any hidden costs appear, through one of our suppliers, please contact us and we will solve the matter with no further discussion.
Services and Products Excluded from the Spinalonga Island Excursion:
❌ All meals & drinks, unless mentioned otherwise in the tour description or the included section above.
❌ Any other destination not mentioned in the itinerary. – Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions.
❌ Optional Entrance Tickets to Archaeological Sites or Places of Interest. The entrance to Spinalonga Island is 8€. It’s free for children under 8 years old (for EU citizens it is free up to 21 years old ).
This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.