Along the north-east coast and through the gorge of St. Georg you can reach the peaceful town of AgiosNikolaos on the coast of the Mirabello bay. AgiosNikolaos is famous for its picturesque bottomless lake to entwine the numerous legends and was explored by oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. Explore the pretty town on your own, you can stroll through the shops or relax in one of the cafes.
Next stop is Plaka, a small fishing village just opposite from Spinalonga Island. Plaka was the ferry port of leper colony. From there, we will take a small boat to reach the Spinalonga Island, which is an important part of the Greek History. The remains of its Venetian fortification and ghostly leper barracks almost untouched through the centuries, lies silently opposite Elounda’s coast. Spinalonga’s Venetian castle is one of the main castles in Crete which was never conquered uring the Turkish occupation.
Departure time from hotel: 08:30
Arrival time to hotel: 14:30
Price per person: 40 €
The price does not include the entrance fee in Spinalonga (8 € per person)
The entrance is 4 € in Spinalonga for the citizens of Member – States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, for thechildren till 18 years old is free, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
Students of European Union have free entrance upon presentation of their student ID. The entrance for non-European Union students is 4 €