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Spinalonga-Ag.Nikolaos & Olive Oil Factory [RO]

About this activity

Discover the rich history of Spinalonga Island, take a swim in Mirabello Bay, visit the city of Agios Nikolaos, and learn about olive oil production.

  • Visit Spinalonga Island
  • Boat trip and swimming in Mirabello Bay
  • Walking tour and free time in Agios Nikolaos
  • Visit an olive oil factory and learn all about olives and olive oil

Full description

Our excursion starts in the small town of Elounda. We will take a traditional boat from the small port and sail across the Mirabello Bay to the island of Spinalonga.

During the tour, our guide will be with you to show you Greek culture, the history of Crete, and famous local landmarks.

When you arrive at the island of Spinalonga, you will first learn about its history from the tour guide before having free time to explore.

The fortress island of Spinalonga has a rich history, from a Venetian fortress that protected the island from pirates to a large leper colony. Today, there is no danger on the island, and visitors can explore the well-preserved fortress, walk along the fortress walls, and take beautiful photos.

After visiting Spinalonga, you’ll return to Elounda. Elounda is a popular tourist area in Crete where there are usually no waves because the mountains protect the bay. You’ll have some free time here to swim and enjoy fresh seafood dishes at local taverns and restaurants.

Next, you will go to Agios Nikolaos, the capital of the Lasithi region. The city has a unique architecture that you won’t see in any other city on Crete. You’ll take a walk through the city center and stop at the freshwater lake Voulismeni, which is very deep (64m) and wide (over 130m). You’ll learn secrets and legends about the lake. Then, you’ll have some free time to buy local souvenirs and products.

At the end of the tour, you will visit an olive oil factory near Agios Nikolaos. You’ll learn about how olive oil is made, the different types of olives, the acidity of the oil, and other interesting information. You can also try various types of oil and olive products and purchase them at affordable prices.

Join our tour for an amazing experience and unforgettable emotions!

What's Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Boat ticket
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry tickets to Spinalonga island: 8€ for adults; 4€ for pensioners (if you are an EU citizen); Free for those under 25 y.o. (only for EU citizens)

Meeting And Pickup

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel entrances or meeting points are within a short walking distance. Confirmation of the exact departure time will be received the evening before the tour.

Available from regions: Istro, Vathi, Ammoudara (Agios Nikolaos), Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, Plaka, Milatos, Sisi, Malia, Stalida, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Kato Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Heraklion, Ammoudara (Heraklion), Ligaria, Agia Pelagia, Fodele.

Important information

  • The tour begins at 10:00 in the morning (the start time of the tour may occasionally vary).
  • Pick-up from the hotel is between 7:00 and 10:00, depending on the distance of the hotel from the starting point of the excursion.
  • Return to hotels is between 18:00 and 20:30, depending on the distance of the hotel from the ending point of the excursion.
  • What to bring: Water, Cash, Passport or ID card, Sunscreen, Beachwear, Hat, Comfortable shoes.
  • Infants must seat with their parents on the bus and will not have their own seats.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.


  1. Bogdan says:

    Turul a fost în limba română.

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