Spinalonga & Agios Nikolaos

Driving along the Northeast coast through the gorge of St George we reach the fishing village of Elounda or Plaka. Embarkation for the tiny island of Spinalonga. Spinalonga has had very mysterious history and today, although uninhabited, still echoes with ghostly reminders of the past. The Venetians constructed a very impressive fortress with 40 cannons which has been guarding the bay since the 15th century. At the beginning of 19th century human pain and sorrow was scattered around this islet. It became a leper colony, the last active leper colony in Europe, and it remained so until 1957, when it was cleared by the Health Authorities, leaving the place uninhabited. We then return to Agios Nikolaos where you have time to look at the shop windows and visit the bottomless lake.

Duration: about 6 hours from Heraklion city, from the other given areas will be longer depending on the Hotel area.

Recommended starting time: 09:30

1. Pick up and drop off from Hotel
2. Private Luxury Car and Driver
3. Official Licensed Guide
4. Fees Spinalonga & boat ticket

Not Included:
1. Drinks and food

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