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Spinalonga Island – Ag Nikolaus – Elounda Bay

If you are in Crete only for one day and you want to visit the main Heraklion sites and then out of the city to a biological Winery for wine tasting then this tour it’s made for you. In this family – run biological winery, which is located at 340 meters above the sea level, you will have the chance of tasting 5 different kinds of local wine.

If you want a full day trip exploring East Crete, Spinalonga Island, St Nicholas city, Spinalonga Island and visit an olive oil factory where we learn how olive oil is made with old and modern machinery then you have got nothing else to do but joining me for an adventure where I can show you my home island Crete (not Spinalonga ) and make most of our trip.

Spinalonga Island has a very interesting story: back in the beginning of the 20’s century, more specifically 1903, it became a leper colony where people were sent there to be isolated from others until 1957 and it was one of the last active leper colonies in Europe.

What I like most about this tour is that I get to show my travelers a place in my country that has always amazed me, and we can discover together it’s beautiful hidden gems.

I am more than willing to customize the tour on your wishes and needs by adding or skipping different places .


  • You get picked up from your hotel or cruise ship.
  • Stop on the way for a coffee.
  • Visit the monastery of St George in Selinari.
  • Visit Elounda Bay and the village of Plaka.
  • Get the boat to go to Spinalonga island.
  • Visit the fortress and the leprous village.
  • Get the boat back to Plaka Village.
  • Visit St Nikolaus city and Walk around the salty lake.
  • Visit an olive oil factory in Malia.
  • Visit the old fishing village of Sisi and enjoy a Cretan traditional lunch.
  • Then It’s time to hit the road and get back to our hotel.

Meeting point + Tour duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

This tour usually takes around 8 hours but can be arranged depending on your time.

What’s included

  • Soft drinks, coffees, fresh juices are included

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