Get amazed by the beauty of this Venetian Stronghold and get in contact with the Cretan Rural Life
Visit one of the most popular archaeological sites on Crete, step where the Venetians have stepped before, walk on the same paths that the lepers walked in the past, on this amazing islet with the breathtaking views to the open sea.
First we "ll meet in your hotel and we "ll drive up to the beautiful village of Plaka, where we "ll take a small traditional boat and after 15 min we "ll be on Spinalonga island. I will guide you around this amazing place with its jaded history, as a Venetian Stronghold, but also as the last working leper colony in Europe. Get the chance to take the best selfies and relax in the atmosphere of that island, feeling like you are travelling back in time!
After the tour and your free time, we "ll return back to Plaka and we "ll drive up the mountains to visit the beautiful monastery Aretiou and the picturesque village of Fourni where we "ll have a light lunch in the local style. Feel like a Cretan enjoying the local mezes along with some raki shots before we return back to the hotel!!
Departure from Hotel/Cruise ship area.
15min to 1 hour driving to Plaka (depending on the starting point)
15min sailing to Spinalonga
1 hour tour on the "Island"
Free time for photos
15 min sailing back to Plaka
Half an hour driving to the monastery Aretiou
Visit of the monastery
10 min driving to Fourni village
Tour around the village
Light snack with raki, ouzo, wine or beer in a cafeneion
Return back to the departing point
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station (Central Bus Station of Iraklion or Agios Nikolaos), Cruise Ship Port (Port of Iraklion or Port of Agios Nikolaos), Airport (Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport of Iraklion. (HER)), Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
Luxurious 2018 Nissan X-Trail 7 seater
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
- Personal Expenses
Depending on the amount of guests that will book a tour, i might need to hire a different vehicle than my own. In that case there is going to be a hired car with a driver. But in any case guests will be informed about that.