Day trip

Heraklion: Spinalonga & Agios Nikolaos, BBQ at Kolokytha Bay

4.6 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

Heraklion: Spinalonga & Agios Nikolaos, BBQ at Kolokytha Bay

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey
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From US$ 45.96 per person

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Sail to the island of Spinalonga on a guided cruise and day trip from Heraklion. Drift through the beautiful waters of Mirabello Bay, enjoy free time on the island, and discover Agios Nikolaos.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Polish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from the areas of Sisi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Agkisaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Amoudara, Agia Pelagia, and from centrally located points in Heraklion town. You will receive a personalized email about the exact place and time of pickup, within 24 hours after making the booking. Please check your spam folder.


  • Sail by boat from Agios Nikolaos through Mirabello
  • Enjoy a BBQ lunch on the beach of Kolokytha
  • Attend a Guided Tour in Spinalonga Island (one of the last leper colony of the world)
  • Visit Kolokytha bay – swim in its crystal-clear water
  • Visit Agios Nikolaos and its Lake Voulismeni
Full description

Morning Pick up: We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning. Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ. Bus Drive: 1 hour 1st stop: Agios Nikolaos Explore the cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos. That’s where the boat sails from, towardsthe island of Spinalonga. Boat Trip: 1 hour 2nd stop: Spinalonga – 1 hour 20 minutes After the cruise through Mirabello bay, our groups will arrive at Spinalonga, the island of tears. There will be a guided tour by professional guides for about 45 minutes and some free time to admire the views and take photos! Boat Trip: 15 minutes 3rd stop: Kolokytha Bay – 1 hour 30 minutes On a quick cruise trip the group will arrive at the beautiful bay of Kolokytha. Enjoy your time by the beach, for swimming, sunbathing and have a BBQ lunch prepared on the spot. Boat Trip: 40 minutes 4th stop: Agios Nikolaos – 1 hour 30 minutes Enjoy somefree time, to explore on your own pace, sit at a cafewith views of the beautiful lake or the port, and wander around this small Cretan town. End of the tour Return to resorts: Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants in the morning. Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ. Bus Drive: 1 – 1.5 hours

  • Transportation in air-conditioned bus
  • Professional driver
  • Guided tour on Spinalonga
  • BBQ lunch
  • Boat tickets
  • All legal taxes
  • Liability insurance coverage by ALLIANZ
  • Entrance of Spinalonga site: 8€
  • Extra snacks / drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with recent surgeries

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Beachwear
  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • BBQ Meal includes the following:
  • Grilled pork steak
  • Mixed salad with tomatoes and cucumber
  • Feta cheese
  • Slice of bread
  • Grilled chicken
  • Mixed salad with tomatoes and cucumber
  • Feta cheese
  • Slice of bread
  • Tortilla with vegetables
  • Mixed salad with tomatoes and cucumber
  • Feta cheese
  • Slice of bread
  • Vegans may receive the same meal as vegetarians, without the option of feta cheese.
  • For all participants:
  • Dessert: 1 fresh fruit
  • Drink: a glass of wine or juice
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

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Very nice excursion. Exeperienced tour guide with a lot of knowledge. To take guided tour to Spinalonga is a must. Relaxed and beutiful stop for swimming and lunch. Pork chop was delicious and grilled perfectly, greek salad and fruit were refreshing. Agios Nikolaos is beutiful small town with nice vibe.

July 31, 2022

Very nice tour, but it was a bit too touristic for me and my wife. Good food at the bbq. Price for drinks at Spinalonga is absurd 5 euro’s for a bottle of sparkling water, prices on the boat are good. Bring both flipflops and normal shoes! Overall a good experience.

July 28, 2022

Individual stops could be longer; not enough seats with a table on the ship for dining; Bathing strip in the bay too small for all guests, so many had to get into the water from the stones. Otherwise a nice excursion from the countryside with a guide who spoke German very well.

June 13, 2022

Product ID: 418775