Bus Tour to Spinalonga, Elounda & Agios Nikolaos
Discover the seaside village of Elounda and walk amongst history on the island of Spinalonga.Its a trip not only to other places, but also a trip back in time, since it carries the sensation and the feel of another area.
Start your trip with a bus ride along the north coast of Crete towards the east end of the island. Visit the attractive and lively town of Agios Nikolaos and spend some free time at the lake, port or the town's shops and bars.
From there, take the bus to the seaside village of Elounda. Board a boat and travel to Spinalonga or Kalydon. While there walk the winding alleys and see the traces of the islands' Venetian and Turkish history. Pass rustic houses and the ancient Venetian fortress, then learn about Spinalonga's past as the last leper colony in Europe.
We stroll through the village roads. We are listening – along with our guide’s narration- to the cries and sighs of the diseased exiles. They seem like having been curved on the rocks and the walls of the houses and admiring the exquisite beauty of the area.
Finishing our touring on this much afflicted place, we head for the small bay of Kolokitha. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches on Crete. It is a remote beach with white sand and deep blue serene water, side by side with old olive groves. There we can swim and taste the delicious BBQ served on the boat.
Then we move to the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos, where we have our last stop. We have the chance to enjoy our coffee getting a perfect view of the magnificent lake, do our shopping in the traditional local shops and relax for a while before we hit the road for our going back.
Take the chance to have a refreshing swim in the sea or enjoy the local cuisine at one of the traditional taverns. In the evening take the bus back to your hotel in Heraklion.
Get in touch with Crete's history in the old town of Spinalonga
Enjoy some free time in Agios Nikolaos
At Kolokytha we can swim and taste the delicious BBQ served on the boat.
Discover the roots of Europe's last leper colony
▪︎ Hotel pick-up and drop off (in Malia , Stalis ,Hersonisos , Anissaras , Analypsi , Gouves , Gournes , Heraklion , Ammoudara , Agia Pelagia / Lygaria , Fodele)
▪︎ Bus tickets
▪︎ Guide English German French
▪︎ Entrance to Spinalonga (8 Euros or less for children/EU citizens over 65)
▪︎ Boat ticket to Spinalonga and BARBEQUE (12 Euros)