Visit the island of Spinalonga located in the MIRABELLO Bay in northeastern Crete.
During the Venetian occupation, work was carried out to divide part of the coast to form the island of Spinalonga. In order to protect the Gulf of MIRABELLO, the Venetians erected a defensive fort on the island of Spinalonga, which we invite you to explore in an excursion program with a professional guide.
Despite the tragic history of the former leper colony enclosed within the walls of a Venetian fortress, the island of Spinalonga became one of the most popular tourist sites of the Byzantine period.
Enjoy a sea boat cruise on Mirabello Bay and swim in the crystal clear waters with a sandy beach at Kolokita Bay.
You will undoubtedly enjoy walking in the central part of the city around Lake Voulismeni among the many boutiques and restaurants of the coastal town of Agios Nikolaos, which will delight you with an abundance of exquisite goods and dishes for all tastes.
The city's name originated from a small 9th century Byzantine church located on the Amudi Peninsula, about two kilometers north of the city center and dedicated to St. Nicholas. Pick-up from your hotel or any other place within North Heraklion region (for other regions of the island extra charges may apply).
Travel on the north-east coast with a boat ride on the picturesque bay of MIRABELLO.
The boat will take you from the port of ELOUNDA to the small fortified island of SPINALONGA. Accompanied by a professional tour guide you will stroll through the streets of the Venetian castle and get acquainted with the interesting history of the island.
Continuing the sea voyage, the ship docks in the bay KOLOKITHA where you have free time for swimming in the crystal clear waters.
Then you will head to the next stop, the town of AGIOS NIKOLAOS. You can enjoy walking on your own in this beautiful place, have a coffee or beer with the view to the famous lake VOULIAZMENI.
Drop-off at your hotel.