Spinalonga – Elounda

  Available every Thursday & Friday in German/Czech (May-October)

Duration 8 hours approximately (from last pick up to first drop off)

This trip takes you to the famous Spinalonga island, located at the east side of Crete. We will take you by our air conditioned bus from Makrigialos and Ierapetra until Elounda, a famous village for its beauty and view. From there we will take the boat to visit the island of Spinalonga, where you will be offered a guided tour and have enough free time to explore the island.
The history and the culture of the island of Spinalonga became one with human tragedy in the course of time. This small isle carries within the history of Ancient Greece, as it was used as a Leper Colony until 1957 and there is a great history for you to find out behind this.
Spinalonga also served a natural guard for the ancient city of Olous, the history of the Saracens as a hide-out for their pirates, the history of Venetians as their fortress, the history of Turks as their settlement.
Our next stop will be off shore, where you can dive into the crystal water, enjoy swimming and snorkeling. We will return with the boat to Elounda where you will have time for lunch and walk around the streets.
Our last stop will be in Agios Nikolaos for shopping and coffee (we will stay approximately 1,5h).


Day 1
09:00 - Elounda Harbour

Our bus stops in Elounda harbour where we will take the boat and start our adventure in Spinalonga!

Day 2
09:30 Spinalonga

You will be offered a guided your in Spinalonga from professional guide and enjoy some free time around the island.

Day 3
11:00 Off Shore Snorkeling

The boat stops off shore and you have the opportunity to dive in the crystal clear water and explore the sea!

Day 4
11:30 - Elounda

We will have some free time to enjoy your lunch in Elounda (approx 1,5h).

Day 5
13:30 - Agios Nikolaos

Shopping and time for coffee by the lake in the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos in East Crete.

In this trip we offer:

  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Transfer with our air conditioned buses.
  • Experienced tour guide.
  • Boat ticket to Spinalonga.
  • Proffesional guide in Spinalonga.

Excluded from price - paid on spot:

  • Entrance to Spinalonga Island: 8€ per person.
  • Lunch is not included!

Terms & Conditions

  All the bookings for each trip must have been sent to South Crete Tours S.A. and confirmed one day before the trip begins by 8 o’clock in the afternoon.
  Our travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the customer.
  All participants must arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers, as the daily schedule is stressed. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, there will be no refunds.

Cancellation Policy

  For cancellations up to 2 days prior to departure date, no cancellation fees.
  For cancellations 1 day prior to departure date, 50% cancellation fees.
  No-Show, 100% cancellation fees.