Day trip

Crete: Day Trip to Agios Nikolaos and Spinalonga Island

4.7 / 5

84 reviews

Activity provider: Altino Travel

Crete: Day Trip to Agios Nikolaos and Spinalonga Island

Activity provider: Altino Travel
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Explore the Northeast part of Crete, visit the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos, and the village of Elounda on this day trip. Take a boat trip to Spinalonga Island and learn the history of the fort.

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Duration 8 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French


  • Marvel at the former home of the isolated lepers of Spinalonga
  • Travel to a small Cretan fishing village and explore its history
  • Enjoy the relaxing boat trip to the historical Spinalonga island
  • Explore the beautiful town of Agios Nikolaos, famous for its lake
  • Learn from an experienced guide and see beautiful scenery
Full description

Travel to northeastern Crete, visit Agios Nikolaos and see its beautiful scenery, and take a boat trip to Spinalonga Island on this exciting day tour of some of Crete's most interesting sites.

Begin the day with the visit to Agios Nikolaos, and see the shore of Mirabello Bay. Explore the town, famous for the lake at its center and its shopping and cafes.

Take your time for a walk to enjoy the views, enjoy some shopping or have a drink in one of the numerous cafes around the lake. Explore an open-air market on Wednesdays. Move on to see Elounda village, a former fishing village on the northern coast of the island. Depart from Elounda for the cruise to Spinalonga Island.

Learn about the island's vibrant history, from a home for the Venetians and Turks to a place of isolation for those suffering from leprosy.

Experience the island, more popular after the 2005 historical novel “The Island” about how lepers lived in Spinalonga.

Join the hundreds of people who come to the island every day to visit and learn its history.

  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Boat ticket
  • Guide
  • Admission fee to Spinalonga Island (€8 for people over the age of 25 and not from EU member states)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Beachwear

Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 84 reviews

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It was an enjoyable trip, perfect amount of time in each place, didn't feel rushed. Around 2hrs available at each stop. Guide walked us around a little to help is find out bearings. Bus had A/C. Guide spoke multiple languages. Info given in English, German, French. She was lovely and friendly, very informative and professional. We had a chance to swim, next to boat after island visit which was fun. Highly recommend trip. Not a long exhausting day, just the right amount of time, in my opinion.

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July 2, 2022

The trip started a few minutes late, but it wasn't that bad, our tour guide was very nice and tried very hard. First the town of Agios Nikolaos was approached, we had enough time to explore the town, then we went to Elounda and from there to Spinalonga, the boat trip was awesome, unfortunately we couldn't jump into the water from the boat, that would be real been nice, so a small minus point we traveled as a family and was satisfied.

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June 30, 2022

Booking was very easy and the tickets were immediately available digitally in the app. Booked the day before the event, the organizers contacted us by email with the pick-up location + time and asked for feedback. Sending the mail should have failed, which is why the organizer reported via WhatsApp. Great service, everything went smoothly.

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June 21, 2022

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