Excursions in Crete

Island of Leper Colony - BBQ

Spinalonga is a small island near Elounda in East Crete and has a rather interesting story to tell...

Spinalonga Island with BBQ

Description

This place is also known as the Leper Island as that is where lepers from Crete and the rest of Greece were quarantined until 1957.

The island forms a natural defence “mechanism” for Elounda harbour, and in 1579 the Venetians built a mighty fortress here on the ruins of an ancient acropolis. They kept control of the island even after the rest of Crete fell to the Ottomans in 1669 and it remained under their control until its capitulation in 1715

It is not so difficult to get to this place. You can get by bus, where the coach first will drop you at the harbour of Agios Nikolaos and you will have free time for shopping and sightseeing and after follows boarding on the boat and departing to Spinalonga, or directly you can get from the picturesque fishing village Elounda.

After the guided tour on the island, the boat takes you to the Kolokitha Bay, a beautiful beach, where you can swim in crystal clear water, lay on the sand and enjoy a delicious BBQ prepared by captain and his crew if you like to. Trip to Spinalonga is definitely one of the best opportunities to spend time with pleasure.

About The Tour

Schedule (May to October)
Every day
Places Covered
Agios Nikolaos, Spinalonga, Elounda, Kolokitha Bay
Pick up Points
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Included
Round Boat Ticket, Lunch, Drinks, Round Transfer, Travel Insurance
Not Included
Round transfer from Minos Imperial to the closest pickup point (deliver you to bus) 30.00€ (transfer)
Museum Entrance 8,00€ (entrance)
Tour Guide Languages per day
Monday English, French, Russian
Friday English, German, Russian

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Trip Information

  • Days : Daily
  • Period : May - Oct
  • Departure : 09:00
  • Return : 18:00

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