An all-encompassing experience that offers history, culture, nature, and sailing in the unique setting of northern Crete
|TOUR CODE NUMBER||CRE-ES|
|MEETING POINT||Nea Alikarnassos main road. (35°19’59.9″N 25°09’30.6″E) google maps.
Note: Please be at the meeting point at 08:00 AM
|TOUR DURATION||Full Day|
|GUIDE||Tour Escort – Licensed Guide|
|TRANSPORTATION SERVICE||Coaching bus and Sailing Boat|
|LUNCH||Traditional Greek BBQ, Bottled water, soft drink|
|ENTRANCE FEES||Entrance fee to Spinaloga included|
|LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS||
|OPERATION DATES||Apr-Oct: Every Monday & Thursday|
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Elounda & Spinaloga
We drive along the picturesque northeast coast through the gorge of St George, reaching the small fishing village of Elounda. Elounda is a popular holiday resort, often visited by celebrities for the luxurious white beaches. From there, take the boat to the small island of Spinalonga.
Visit the historical island of Spinalonga, the leper colony of a bygone era.
The history and the culture of Spinalonga are laced with different diverse strands of history. In Ancient Greek times, it served as a natural guard for the city of Olous; later it was used as a hide-out for Saracen pirates, turned into a fortress by the Venetians, and later settled by the Turks.
After your guided tour of the island, escape to the small sandy pirate bay of Kolokitha, where the boat will be anchored. Swim in the crystal clear waters, and then savor a delicious barbecue served on board.
Later the boat returns to Elounda, where you take the bus to go to the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos. Enjoy shopping, exploring, and marveling at the bottomless lake there.
The landmark of the city is a small lake, known as “Voulismeni” which is located in the center of the city, at the foot of the cliffs. According to mythology, the goddess Athena used to take her bath in this lake.
Here you’ll be given free time to browse in this beautiful village before you board your coaches for the return journey to Heraklion port.