Spinalonga Island Tour with BBQ

Elounda Village-Spinalonga Island-Agios Nikolaos Town
8 hours

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Description

The Spinalonga Island tour begins with a morning pick up from your hotel. The bus and tour guide will pick you up around 08:30 am in the morning. The return is around 17:30. We use the best buses and boats for our tours. This Spinalonga tour has it all. It includes a bus tour, a boat trip, swimming, lunch, a tour, and a visit to Agios Nikolaos.

The bus drives along Crete’s coast towards the east. We will go through the stunning St. George gorge and reach the fishing village of Elounda. Elounda nestles within Mirabello, one of the most beautiful bays in Crete. Is also one of the most expensive hotel destinations, and it has some of the best views in the world.

Spinalonga Island Tour

We will arrive around 10:15 am at Elounda. Here we will board our boat for Spinalonga island at 10:30 am.

Spinalonga island has a long but sad history. It used to serve as a natural citadel in the ancient Crete.  It also became a pirate lair during the Saracen era. Later on it was a Venetian fortress, and eventually a leper colony. The boat trip to Spinalonga takes about 20 minutes.

We will arrive at around 10:50 am. Our Spinalonga tour guide will perform a full tour of the island and its history. The tour takes around one hour. He will also give you extra time to walk around and take lots of photographs.

Kolokytha Bay

After the tour of Spinalonga Island, we will get back to our boat and head for Kolokitha bay. Here you will have plenty of time to swim in the crystal clear waters and also enjoy a barbecue. You have three choices. Chicken, pork, or a vegetarian dish. We will stay at Kolokytha bay for two hours.

Following the lunch, we will return to Elounda and enter our bus. Our next stop is the  town of Agios Nikolaos.

Agios Nikolaos

This coastal town offers various attractions. Those include a Byzantine Chapel, a scenic port, and several museums. You can also explore the local market or relax at one of the lake side coffee shops. We will stay about one hour in Agios Nikolaos.

Pick-Up Locations

We offer the best Spinalonga Island Tour from many locations across Crete. 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.

Essentials:

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 Tour 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 Spinalonga tour. Your satisfaction and comfort are our top priorities.

Pricing

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 Tour is €39 for an adult, and €19.50 for a child. Infants are free.

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Itinerary and Important Information

Itinerary

Timetable and Schedule

We are committed to punctuality, ensuring that your experience is seamless and avoids any unnecessary delays.

  • 08:00-09:20: Departure.
  • 10:15: Arrival at Elounda.
  • 10:30: Boat Trip Departure to Spinalonga.
  • 10:50: Arrival at Spinalonga Island.
    • 1 ½ hour stop and guided tour. This immersive tour takes you around the historic remains of Spinalonga, offering insights into its compelling history.
  • 12:30: Arrival at the Bay of Kolokitha.
    • Time for a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of Mirabello Bay while our crew prepares a delightful onboard barbecue.
  • 14:30: Boarding for Return.
    • We board the boat for our return journey to Elounda, where our bus awaits to take us to Agios Nikolaos.
  • 15:30: Arrival at Agios Nikolaos.
    • Free time for shopping and relaxation in this charming coastal town.
  • 17:30-18:30: Approximate Return Time.
    • Back to Ammoudara, Heraklion, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Hersonissos, Stalida, Malia.

Please note that different timetables apply for pickups in various areas. Our Customer Service team is dedicated to providing you with the correct timing and a Google Maps pin for precise location details. Feel free to reach out for any assistance!

Days and Languages

Monday: English, French, German, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Hungarian.

Tuesday: English, French, German, Polish, Czech.

Wednesday: English, French, German, Polish, Russian.

Thursday: English, French, German, Polish, Russian, Romanian.

Friday: English, French, German, Polish, Czech.

Saturday: English, French, German, Polish.

Includes

The following list contains everything that is included in the price of the Spinalonga Island Tour 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.

✅ BBQ lunch. A choice of chicken, pork, or a vegetarian meal with one drink of either wine or juice.

✅ Professional tour guide (live).

✅ Free time for swimming.

✅ Insurance cover.

✅ Printed or mobile tour vouchers accepted.

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

Excludes

We have tried our best in avoiding any hidden costs for our customers. In the remote event that any extra 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 Tour:

❌ All meals & drinks, unless mentioned otherwise in the tour description or the included section above.

❌ Entrance Tickets to Archaeological Sites or Places of Interest. The entrance to Spinalonga Island is 8€. It’s free for children under 6 years old (for EU citizens it is free up to 25 years old).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an entrance fee for visiting Spinalonga Island?

Yes, there is an entrance fee (cost) for visiting the Spinalonga Island. Full Adult Ticket: €8, Reduced Senior (65+) Ticket: €4. It is payable directly to the ticket office on the island. Children under the age of 5 can visit the island free of charge. The entrance for EU citizens aged under 25 years is also free. Entrance is free on the following days: 18th of April, 18th of May, the last week of September and October on the 28th.

How long does the Spinalonga Island tour last?

The duration of the Spinalonga Island tour lasts around one and a half hours.

Is the Spinalonga Island tour suitable for children?

Yes, the Spinalonga Island tour is suitable for children, but supervision is recommended, especially around historical sites.

What can I expect to see on the Spinalonga Island tour?

On the Spinalonga Island tour, you can explore the abandoned leper colony, learn about its history, and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding sea and landscape.

How do I get to Spinalonga Island?

To reach Spinalonga Island, you can take a boat tour from nearby towns such as Agios Nikolaos, Plaka or Elounda.

What is Spinalonga Island?

Spinalonga Island is a small, historic island located off the coast of Crete, Greece.

For whom is the Spinalonga Island tour not suitable?

The Spinalonga Island Tour may not be suitable for individuals with limited mobility.

Spinalonga Island Tour with BBQ