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Agios Nikolaos: Fun Cruise Around Elounda Bay

1. Agios Nikolaos: Fun Cruise Around Elounda Bay

Experience a boat trip on the bright blue Mirabello Bay with this unforgettable cruise from Agios Nikolaos. Begin your cruise from Agios Nikolaos harbor at 11:00 AM every Thursday and Saturday and at 4:00 PM every Tuesday. It takes about an hour of a slow cruise along Mirabello gulf to arrive at Kolokytha beach. The boat will anchor there and you will be able to enjoy the turquoise, crystal clear waters for about one hour and fifteen minutes. Relax on the boat, and explore these isolated beaches. Then, head to Spinalonga, the famous lepers’ island. Take a cruise around the waters of the Island and then head to the second hidden paradise, the Skistra gulf. Revel in a perfect place for snorkeling and relaxing. Stop there for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Enjoy a variety of activities such as swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and more. Access many “sea toys” to enjoy your time there. The romantic atmosphere of the island along with the extraordinary landscapes makes the cruise ideal for unforgettable memories surrounded by your family and closest friends.

Heraklion: Spinalonga Cruise & Agios Nikolaos with Lunch

2. Heraklion: Spinalonga Cruise & Agios Nikolaos with Lunch

Explore the many natural wonders Crete has to offer on a multiple-destination boat tour departing from Heraklion with lunch included. Visit the coastal town of Agios Nikolaos, cruise through the scenic Mirabello Bay, stop for a swim in Kolokytha Bay, and admire the sights of Spinalonga Island. Enjoy a pickup from your Heraklion hotel and drive to the beautiful town of Agios Nikolaos with its picturesque lake. Take a leisurely morning walk and have a coffee while gazing at the beautiful port and the local lake, before setting sail. Later on, you'll board your boat. Have a light lunch on board before starting the cruise and then take in the views while crossing the unique Mirabello Bay and the Agios Nikolaos and Elounda coast. Stop at Kolokytha Bay, where you can swim and dive from the boat into the crystal clear waters, then make your way over to Spinalonga Island. Join a Guided Tour of the island and enjoy some free time to wander around and snap amazing photos. Sail back to Agios Nikolaos and get dropped off back at your Heraklion accommodation. The regular meal consists of grilled chicken, mixed salad with tomatoes and cucumber, feta cheese, and a slice of bread. For a vegetarian option, the grilled chicken will be replaced with a tortilla with vegetables.

Agios Nikolaos: Mirabello Bay Fishing Trip

3. Agios Nikolaos: Mirabello Bay Fishing Trip

Start your boat trip from the port of Ormos Bay of Agios Nikolaos and marvel around the calm waters of the gulf, which has been of vital significance for the development of the region and enjoy an unforgetable fishing exprience The boat provide all the available fishing equipment you need independently you are an experience fisherman or not. You can try all the available technique of rod fishing such as jigging, live bait fishing, trolling and such more. You have the opportunity to live with a professional fisherman the relaxing experience of fishing, while enjoying the tour by a local who knows stone by stone the unique destination of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda The captain explains the types of fish that are found in the area depending on the season, talks to you about the history of the island and its culture, guides you to the most beautiful places of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda and stops in many drylands until you catch fish. In addition, you can reach quiet beaches, inaccessible and enchanting, to enjoy your swim in the waters of the Aegean, or indulge in snorkelling to admire the seabed of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda You can choose the cruising places, the places you will like to swim, so that you can enjoy every moment! Explore the beautiful island of Spinalonga, a fortress-island that was built when the Venetians occupied Crete, which survives to this day. It is a remarkable monument of World Cultural Heritage and is worth visiting! The island’s history was a source of inspiration for many movies and Victoria Hislop’s best seller “The Island”.

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What people are saying about Spinalonga

The trip is worth as it is a nice experience. The guide of Sparow travel was very kind and caring Scottish woman. The shiff took us from the town Agios Nikolaos. The landscape around is very beautiful, the food was delicious. The island spinalunga is strange and not inhabited but the fortress is interesting. During the trip the shiff stopped and many people were swimming 15-20 minutes in the sea around the shiff. Do mot miss this exciting trip!

The tour, boat ride, swimming and the tour of Spinalonga was amazing. Our tour guide on Spinalonga was a 10 out of 10!!! The swimming was great. Boat was clean and lunch was good. Only downside is that it is a long day. Pickup was at 7:20am and we got back to Heraklion around 6:30pm as it picks up in Heraklion first and works its way east at the resorts.

Excellent! Brilliant value compared to some other tours. A total unanticipated joy was the music! Awesome set by the on boat DJ. Cool and sophisticated. Two swim breaks. Only minor point - not quite enough snorkel to go round so if your kids are invested here, grab one early.

Value for money. Super varied. The guides: nice and competent. The city: Touristy, but beautiful. The bay: nice break. Food: simple but good. Island: learned a lot of exciting things. I would recommend 100%.

super relaxed boat trip with a great swimming stop and goodies on the way