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Rethymno: Agios Nikolaos and Spinalonga Island Day Trip

Activity provider: Markidis Travel

Rethymno: Agios Nikolaos and Spinalonga Island Day Trip

Activity provider: Markidis Travel
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Explore the coastal town of Agios Nikolaos on this day trip from Rethymno. Catch a boat to the island of Spinalonga and see Kolokythas bay and the archeological site Olous from the water.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Please wait on the main street in front of your hotel. The driver will not wait longer than 2 minutes.


  • Dive into the turquoise waters of Kolokythas bay for a refreshing swim
  • Have some free time to explore the highlights of the town of Agios Nikolaos
  • Marvel at an ancient Cretan city that is now partially underwater at Olous
  • Chart your own course to the pebble beaches and leper colony in Spinaloga
  • Enjoy rest stops on the bus ride to and from the town of Agios Nikolaos
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Discover the charming coastal town of Agios Nikolaos on this day trip from Rethymno. Step back in time as you view the archeological site of Olous from a boat. Go for a dip in Kolokythas bay and take a stroll on the uninhabited island of Spinaloga.

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation, then sit back and relax aboard a comfortable and air-conditioned bus. Stop for a coffee break on the way to Agios Nikolaos. 

Spend some free time discovering the beauty of Agios Nikolaos where you can see the picturesque Lake Voulismeni, visit the marina, admire neoclassical buildings, and walk along the pedestrian roads. Have some time to purchase lunch at a local establishment before boarding the boat to Spinaloga.

View the partially submerged archeological site of Olous from the ship. Soak up some sun on board or go for a dip in the crystal waters of Kolokythas bay. Reach the island of Spinaloga where you will have a 1.5-hour visit to the leper colony and the surrounding pebble beaches and shallow waters.

Return to Agios Nikolaos where your bus will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Multilingual guide
  • Multi-stop tour
  • Boat ticket (15€ per person)
  • Spinalonga entry fee (8€)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Cash
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Spinalonga was well worth seeing. The boat trip was enjoyable and there was an option to swim in beautiful waters. My only complaint was that lunch was included on the boat before we set off an it wasn't very nice. I would have preferred to choose a place myself.

June 18, 2022

Product ID: 411832