Spinalonga Island Excursion and Olive Oil Tour

Plaka Village-Spinalonga-Agios Nikolaos
8 hours

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Weekly Schedule

Description

Spinalonga Island Excursion. We begin our journey by visiting an olive oil park. Here, you can see how extra virgin olive oil, table olives, and olive paste are made. You will also get to taste authentic Greek products. Olive oil, along with other Cretan specialties like “Raki” and honey.

Next, we arrive at the capital town of Lasithi, Agios Nikolaos. You can explore this charming city at your own pace. Wander through the shops or relax at one of the many cafes beside the beautiful Voulismeni lake.

Continuing on, we reach Plaka, a quaint fishing village opposite Spinalonga. Here, you’ll have ample free time for lunch or a swim. Additionally, you can take a short boat ride to Spinalonga, a famous island steeped in history and human tragedy. Over time, it served various purposes. From a fortress for the Venetians to a leper colony.

After our boat trip to Spinalonga island, we return to Plaka. Free time for coffee or lunch before heading back to our bus. There is also a beach there for those that want to enjoy the Cretan waters.

It is an incredible journey with destinations you won’t want to miss!

Highlights

– Enjoy an Olive Oil tour to a local small factory.
– Drive through St. George’s Gorge to the town of Agios Nikolaos.
– Visit Agios Nikolaos with its market and the lake of Voulismeni.
– Enjoy bird’s eye spectacular views of the bays of Mirabello and Elounda.
– Relax on a short boat trip from Plaka to Spinalonga with live guiding onboard.
– Explore Spinalonga since there is an optional stop on the island.

Important Information:

STAY IN OLIVE OIL PARK:app. 30 minutes
STAY IN AGIOS NIKOLAOS: app. 1 hour & 15 min.
STAY IN PLAKA: app. 3 1⁄2 hours (SPINALONGA: 1 1⁄2 hour)

ROUTE: 150 km
DURATION: app. 10 hours

What to Bring with You:

Walking, comfortable shoes.

A hat and sunglasses.

Swimming Suit and a towel.

Spinalonga Island Excursion – Booking Information:

On the ticket of the Spinalonga Island Excursion we provide details of the meeting point, based on your hotel location.

Pricing:

The Spinalonga Island Excursion price is €35 for an adult, and €17.50 for a child. Infants are free. The price among others includes also the boat trip tickets.

Schedule - Days and Languages

Itinerary:

08:00 – 09:20 am: Departure
10:15 am Olive oil tour and tasting.
11:00 am Arrival in Agios Nikolaos.
12:15 Departure from Agios Nikolaos.
12:45 Arrival in Plaka (optional visit by boat to Spinalonga – stay up to 1 1⁄2 hours). The excursion includes a boat trip around Spinalonga Island.
16:15 Departure from Plaka.
17:30 – 18:15 Arrival back.

Days and Languages:

From the 26th of March until the end of April this tour is offered only in English and German.

Monday: English, French, German, Polish.

Wednesday: English, French, German, Polish.

Sunday: English, French, German, Polish.

Spinalonga Island Excursion Includes:

✅ Hotel pick up and drop off. Transportation by modern buses.

✅ Boat trip tickets to the island of Spinalonga.

✅ Professional bus tour guide (live).

✅ Insurance cover.

✅ Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 24 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).

Excludes:

❌ All meals and drinks.

❌ 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).

Not Suitable:

This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

Spinalonga Island Excursion

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund if cancelled 24 hours before start time.
  • Weather-dependent; if cancelled due to bad weather, choose a new date or get a full refund.

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