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Cruise to Spinalonga & BBQ at Kolokytha From Agios Nikolaos

Other experience

Cruise to Spinalonga & BBQ at Kolokytha From Agios Nikolaos

From US$ 27 per person

Take the boat to Spinalonga and enjoy a fun filled cruise in the sun with a barbecue meal prepared on the beach for you. Enjoy relaxing moments at the picturesque Kolokytha Bay and learn about the history off the historic island of Spinalonga.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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  • Take a cruise from Agios Nikolaos town to Spinalonga and explore the former leper colony and the Venetian town
  • Swim in the turquoise waters and sunbathe on Kolokytha beach
  • Enjoy a delicious barbecue prepared on site by the boat crew
Full description
Enjoy a fun cruise in the Greek sun with a barbecue by the sea. Explore  Kolokytha Bay and the historical island of Spinalonga. Start your day boarding the boat at the pretty harbour of Agios Nikolaos. Cruise across the beautiful Bay of Mirabello before arriving at the legendary island of Spinalonga.  On Spinalonga island you will have an hour and a half to tour around and explore the Venetian fortifications and old homes of the victims of leprosy. Learn about the history and people who lived on the island during the first half of the 20th century from the printed guide that will be given to you free of charge. Later the boat takes you on the other side of the Kolokytha island and moors at the beach of the same name. Kolokytha is a beautiful bay with crystal-clear turquoise waters. Relax, swim and sunbathe while the boat crew prepares a hearty barbecue for you. Enjoy grilled pork chops, Greek salad, feta cheese, bread, wine and seasonal fruits. 
  • Cruise to Spinalonga and to Kolokytha beach
  • Delicious prepared barbecue with vegetarian option
  • Booklet guide with the story and pictures of Spinalonga island
  • Entry tickets to Spinalonga island, 8€ adults. 4€ for pensioners if you are an EU citizen, ID needed. Free for those under 25 only for EU citizens again, ID also needed
  • Hotel transfer
  • Towels
  • Beverages
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The tour operator's mooring point, at the port of Agios Nikolaos Town, Koundourou Street. (Please be there 30 minutes prior to departure).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • If you wish to have a vegetarian meal, please let the boat crew know at the time of boarding
  • Bring ID and voucher at least 30 minutes before departure for check in and boarding of the boat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 191 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
  • Organization

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An amazing experience! The boat ride to Spinalonga took around 40 minutes in total, but there is some beautiful views on the way. The announcements that the guide gave were very quiet on the boat, so we were a little unsure as to how long we would have on the island…turns out it was roughly an hour and a half that we got! You can definitely view the island in this time but it is quite rushed to get around the whole thing, so just take that into consideration if you can’t walk very fast or like to take everything in. The BBQ on the beach was beautiful, clear waters in the bay and the food was so fresh and tasty! Thoroughly looked after and would definitely recommend to anyone who is going to the area!!

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March 28, 2023

Great trip well organised with ample time ashore on Spinalonga. The cost of the entire trip led us not to expect too much from the barbecue but it was excellent. We now regard the trip as really great value for money. Our only criticism may be that there not many announcements on the boat in English. A bit of guessing was required.

March 28, 2023

guys trust me this trip is soooo amazing! I booked it but wasn't sure if it would be worth it but when we got to the spinalonga island I was astonished, really, the picture they posted are nothing compared to reality. All the little houses made of rocks and wood covered in plants trees and flowers let alone the view of the sea from the top are something you don't want to miss when going to Crete; PLUS THE ENTRANCE IS FREE FOR STUDENTS. When we got to the second stop at the beach my eyes didn't believe what they saw, not even pools have a water that clear. The lunch was great, good stake, good wine, good cheese and salad. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I just wish we had more time at the beach after lunch

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March 28, 2023

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