Day Tour

Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos & Kritsa Discovery (5 Hours)

Travel2Greece by Travelive

Elounda, Greece

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos & Kritsa Discovery (5 Hours )

Elounda, Greece

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Set off in a fishing boat from the picturesque Cretan village of Plaka nestled on the coast of Mirabello Bay to the uninhabited island of Spinalonga. Once part of the island of Crete, it was later separated from the mainland and became a Venetian fortress before becoming a leper colony in 1903.

Your tour will include exploring the ruined 17th century fortress and the ancient buildings where lepers were relegated, before returning to Plaka to drive to the coastal town of Agios Nikolaos for sightseeing and a glimpse of Lake Voulismeni.

Next, you will move on to the Byzantine church of Panagia Kera, renowned for its colorful frescoes dating back to the 14th century and then enter Kritsa, one of the most beautiful villages on Crete. Perched on the slopes of Kastellos and surrounded by olive groves, it boasts panoramic views over the gulf of Mirabello Bay and the surrounding villages, as well as having a long tradition of weaving, which you can see in local stores.

Please note:

  • Crete is Greece’s largest island so pay special attention to the location of the tours you choose.

  • Check with your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for holidays or week days where museums and archaeological sites may be closed.

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Travel2Greece is a luxury On-Site specializing in handcrafted vacations to mainland Greece and its breathtaking islands. Greece is a remarkable destination with countless options for every type of traveler. Guests can experience historical and modern Athens, Mykonos' famous beaches and nightlife, romantic Santorini including a private sunset yacht cruise, and the sheer diversity offered in Crete. Customizing a stay on a private yacht is an exhilarating way to explore the lesser known islands with complete flexibility and unparalleled relaxation. Greece's diverse mainland and 6000 islands are available to discover–let’s start planning today!

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Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2018

We realize our trip was only as enjoyable as the many layers of details set up prior to our departure. We had many many transfers on our recent family trip to Greece and every driver was on time, friendly, professional in dress and demeanor, and proficient in English. Our local guides were knowledgeable and informative....and willing to tailor our excursions to our personal interests and time line. We could not have been happier with our hotel selections. Our Villa in Naxos was a dream come-true in every-way. Beautiful secure, well maintained Villa and surrounding grounds. The location provided privacy and proximity to activities, and restaurants with a staff (that became like family) on site-24/7. A overwhelmingly positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker