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From Agios Nikolaos: Guided Boat Cruise to Spinalonga

From Agios Nikolaos: Guided Boat Cruise to Spinalonga

From US$ 19.64 per person

Take a guided boat tour to visit the beautiful Spinalonga fortress dating from the Venetian period. Cruise in the Mirabello Bay and swim in the clear waters of Kolokitha Bay.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, French, German


  • Board a boat at Agios Nikolaos and cruise in Mirabello Bay
  • Take time to sunbathe and swim at the turquoise waters of the Kolokitha Bay
  • See the cave of the legendary Pirate Barbarosa and the sunken city of Olous
  • Get a closer look at the island where the Cretan Kri Kri goats live
  • Enjoy a fully guided tour on board a boat with a bar, restaurant, and lounge
Full description

Spinalonga is a magnificent island with fortresses dating from the Venetian period. It is an island of legends, a triumph to survival in the early 20th century from the scourge of leprosy, now a place of great archaeological and historical significance. On Spinalonga island, enjoy the opportunity to visit the Interpretive Centre there and discover the settlements of the victims and survivors of this former illness. Explore the Venetian fortifications and learn all about the long and fascinating history of the island. Take time to walk around the island and see the views of the bay and the fortifications. Later the cruise continues, passing along other points of interest in the Bay of Mirabello such as the cave of the legendary Pirate Barbarosa, the sunken ancient city of Olous, and the island where the endemic and hardy Cretan Kri Kri goats live.

Have time to relax and swim in the exquisite turquoise waters of Kolokitha Bay. The 40 m boat features two bars, a lounge, and a restaurant serving Greek and international cuisine at reasonable prices with high-quality service from the crew.

  • Boat cruise
  • Guide on the boat
  • Information booklets on the boat
  • Option to buy food and beverages on the boat
  • Entry tickets to Spinalonga Island
  • Meals and beverages (bar restaurant on the boat)
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at Nostos Cruises Boat's mooring point at the port of Agios Nikolaos Town.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Entry tickets to Spinalonga Island, 8€ adults and 4€ for pensioners if you are an EU citizen, ID needed. Free for those under 25 only for EU citizens again, ID also needed.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 991 reviews

Review summary

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Very pleasant cruise Stop swimming directly from the boat because too many boats at the pontoon so little courage but very good despite everything Serge our guide is on top (autonomous visit 1h to spinalonga then 40min of explanation) You have time to eat during the 30min waiting for departure, the bar is open

October 10, 2022

It was a great trip, the Dutch explanation was very good because the man really knew a lot, although he was sometimes a bit difficult to understand. I have to say that the cave of Barbarossa was no longer discussed and the kri-kri island is only sailed along quickly. All in all a nice boat trip for not too much money, definitely recommended

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October 8, 2022

It is a very good option to enjoy Angios Nikolaos and the coast from the sea. Afterwards, the visit to Spinalonga is a bit tight on time if you want to cover it well in all directions, but it is worth it. The company of the small cruise is very solvent and with very professional guides who know the history and the places that surround it.

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September 20, 2022

Product ID: 156096