Private Tour of Agios Nikolaos - Elounda - Plaka - Areti Monastery


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Religious Heritage, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You need to be able to get in and out of a car and to walk few steps at the monastery entrance - on the contrary you can be carried.

Maximum travelers: 6



Serbian (fluent), Italian (conversational), Slovene (fluent), Greek (basic), Croatian (fluent), German (advanced), English (fluent)

Picturesque capiral of East Crete - Fishermen Village - Famous Spinalonga Islet - Byzantine Monastery

From the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos, crowned by the freshwater lagoon which joins the salt water of the sea, we will drive the coastal road with a stop to take some photos of the beautiful surroundings of Elounda.
After half an hour drive we will reach the traditional fishermen village of Plaka. There we will make a coffee stop overlooking the famous, former leper colony, Spinalonga Island.

From there, after a 40 minutes drive uphill and through a green valley, we will stop at the Orthodox Monastery dating from the 15th century.
After its visit we will drive through traditional villages with a stop for a refreshment.

With unforgettable memories we will come back to Agios Nikolaos where you will have enough time for a walk in the picturesque shopping streets.

Please do note: I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 6 amount of people and need a larger vehicle.


Tour highlights:
- Coastal road with stunning views over Elounda with a photo stop
- Fishermen village of Plaka
- Story of the famous Spinalonga Island
- The Orthodox Monastery
- Snack at a local taverna in the traditional village
- Picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will meet at the Agios Nikolaos port entrance or other mutually agreed location.
Please note: If your location is not within a radius of 10 km - for example Irakleion (air)port - by request.

End location: End location is the same as the meeting location.

Duration: 5 hours


You'll be driven by the Mitsubishi Outlander jeep.
Please do note: 2 back seats are less comfortable / smaller than the other 4 seats.
If you are more than 6 persons and you need a larger vehicle, please do let me know.

What’s Included

The price includes the transportation with a jeep, organization and my guiding.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euros - For a snack / meal and a beverage in the local village's taverna. You can bring also some cash with you to cover your personal expenses.

What’s Extra

Food and beverages.
Any personal purchases or expenses.

A Recent Review of this tour

Elena was a terrific guide and we learned a lot about the Minoan civilization. My wife did fall as she chased her hat which was blown off her head and Elena was quite helpful in getting her proper care (nothing was broken). We definitely would recommend her for both her knowledge and excellent manner in explaining what we were seeing.
Charles Bradford

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