Spinalonga is one of the most popular destinations of archaeological interest in
Crete. Located in the District of Lassithi and for more than 50 years was a place of
transportation and subsistence lepers.
Initially, the Venetians fortified the islet in 1579 by constructing a fortress with 40
cannons and in fact is one of the best preserved fortifications in Europe.
The Fortress of spinalonga is a complex of fortifications with standard architecture
technical and aesthetic qualities. Until now kept in satisfactory condition and holds an
excellent position in the wealth of Crete.
The island has made restoration of many buildings, such as houses, shops and
leprokomeia. You can get an idea of how life was like and daily roytine for these
On Spinalonga we have a tour around the island, and then we return to the boat and
we are having the next stop at the beach << Pumpkin >> where you’ll enjoy
swimming in the clear blue waters, and your lunch.
Finally, before returning, we will make a stop in the town of Saint Nikolas. Saint
Nikolas is a town of 14,000 inhabitants and in its center, has created the Lake
Voulismeni, probably by an earthquake.
There we’ll do a break for coffee or a ride on the Lake, and to wander for a while in
the picturesque streets of the city.
Type of excursion: Boat – Full Day
Should take: Comfortable shoes, Hut,
Sun protection, Camera, Bathing Suit
Return to hotels: 18:00 – 18:30
Not included – pay on the spot:
Spinalonga entrance fee: 2.00€