Excursions in Crete

Island of Leper Colony

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

Spinalonga Island - Ag.Nikolaos

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.

About The Tour

Schedule (Jun 10 2021 - October 20 2021)
Every day
Places Covered
Agios Nikolaos, Spinalonga, Elounda
Pick up Points
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Included
Round Boat Ticket, Lunch, Drinks, Round Transfer, Travel Insurance
Not Included
Round transfer from Radisson Blu to the closest pickup point (deliver you to bus) 30.00€ (transfer)
Museum Entrance +8,00€ (entrance)
Tour Guide Languages per day
Monday German, Dutch
Tuesday English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Polish
Wednesday English, German, French, Dutch, Russian
Friday French, Dutch
Saturday English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Russian

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Trip Information

  • Days : Daily
  • Period : Jun 10 - Oct 20
  • Departure : 09:00
  • Return : 18:00

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