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Full Day Tour to Spinalonga Island with BBQ Lunch

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    What to Expect
    Begin your experience with a pickup from your hotel in the Ammoudara, Malia, Sissi, Milatos, Aghios Nikolaos, Elounda or Heraklion areas of Crete.

    Relax into your air-conditioned vehicle and travel to the seaside town of Aghios Nikolaos. Admire the pretty harbour and Lake Voulismeni — said to be bottomless — and enjoy a coffee here before you venture onwards to Elounda.

    Here, ride a boat to nearby Spinalonga Island, home to a ruined 17th-century Venetian fortress and one-time leper colony.

    Step ashore on the rocky island and enjoy a guided tour of the fortifications and leper village. Enter through the gate in the walls and explore the preserved houses, buildings and lanes.

    Hear how the village was used to quarantine lepers between 1903 and 1957, and how they lived here isolated from the outside world.

    Afterward, enjoy time to swim in the turquoise waters off the neighboring island of Kolokytha, and sit down to a delicious barbecue lunch.

    Then, relax on the journey back and end your tour with a hotel drop-off.

    Please note: If you are staying in a hotel in Elounda, the Aghios Nikolaos visit is not included. If you wish to visit Aghios Nikolaos independently, please coordinate this with the local supplier before you travel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tour commences from selected Crete hotels
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original point of departure at approximately 5:00pm
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • BBQ lunch at Kolokytha island
    • Transport by air conditioned motorcoach
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Boat Day Trips Spinalonga
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drink, unless specified
    • Entrance fees to archaeological sites
    • Entrance fee to Spinalonga (8 euros per adult, 4 euros per child)
    • Important Remark: The excursion in French does not include the BBQ Lunch
    • Customers staying Agios NIkolaos hotels in French guiding will not be provided with pick up - drop off service. Should be at the Agios Nikolaos port at 09:30 am.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Important Remark: The excursion in French does not include the BBQ Lunch
    • Customers staying Agios NIkolaos hotels in French guiding will not be provided with pick up - drop off service. Should be at the Agios Nikolaos port at 09:30 am.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We went with Odeon Tours. I recommend the tour with some warnings: ask in advance if you can change the meat offered at the BBQ. We only found out when we arrived at the beach. Also, the bus trip was a bit of a gong show, with bus transfers and long diversions to beach towns
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    Had an amazing day out. We booked through sparrow travel’s office in Stalis. The tour guide was amazing she provided so much extra information and insight into the island and the area around it.
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    We booked the day trip to Spiganola three days prior to the date of the trip. After the bus arrived fifteen minutes late we were told to wait as there was a problem. The staff told us that our voucher was not on the list however we were with the travel agent when she made the
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    We travelled with Mouzenidis Travel. We visited Agios Nikolaos port and town. We went on a boat trip from Agios Nikolaos to Spinalonga. Guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the island and its history. After that we had a swim stop in Mirabela Gulf (water was
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    Thoroughly enjoyed whole day. Don’t know name of our tour guide - she was from the Greek Tourist Board - but she was so knowledgeable about the history of Spinalonga and packed a tremendous amount of information into a short time.
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