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Cruise to Spinalonga & BBQ at Kolokytha From Agios Nikolaos

Cruise to Spinalonga & BBQ at Kolokytha From Agios Nikolaos

From US$ 26.07 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€ pensioners and students, free for those under 18
  • Hotel transfer
  • Towels
  • Beverages
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 134 reviews

Review summary

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As with all other activities, we arrived by car ourselves, there were more than enough parking spaces at the port. The boat trip itself was good and always watched something left and right for 1 hour, the stay on Spinalonga was chaotic with 2 tour groups from France, as they had their guide, from then on we did our own thing and took some great photos ourselves, otherwise you can look at a bit of history on the island but 8 euros entrance fee or 9 euros with tax is outrageous, just 1 hour time, the entrance fee does not match, especially since you should put the money into the restoration with so many entrance fees. Everything came down, for which then pay 8 or 9 euros, nature does her thing on the island and that's just the positive mention and what was nice. Otherwise, better save money and wait at the jetty until it goes to the other island to have a barbeque, that was ok, but could also be better. LG

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July 12, 2021

6 hours were specified for the trip, after 5 hours we were back at the port of Nikolaos. Don't buy drinks on Spinalonga (€ 5 for a can of Fanta!) - buy them on the ship, it costs only € 2! Otherwise a great trip, the food was sensationally delicious. The seaside resort is an absolute dream. It's just a shame: they could have made the announcements on the boat in English. (Actually only Russian and Greek ‍♂️)

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June 27, 2021

A great experience through and through! The whole team was very friendly and professional, especially the guide seemed to enjoy his work very much. The entire tour was very interesting and fun, the highlight was of course exploring the island. One hour is hardly enough to discover all the great places! Swimming with a barbecue was a perfect end to this beautiful day. Thanks to all!

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June 2, 2021

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