On this excursion to the deserted island of Spinalonga, you'll discover the amazing story of the leprosy patients who sought refuge in this part of Crete. You'll also get to visit a wine cellar!
Spinalonga Day Trip
At 9 am, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Heraklion and hit the road through the north of the island to Kritsa, one of Crete's oldest and most picturesque villages.
Here, we'll take a guided tour of the village and visit the 12th-century church of Panagia Kera, which houses some of the best-preserved Byzantine-era frescoes in Crete.
We'll then travel by minibus to the village of Plaka, where we'll take a boat to the deserted island of Spinalonga, a place overflowing with history.
Once we arrive, we'll embark on a tour through the ruins of a fortress that used to welcome leprosy patients from Crete and the rest of Greece looking for a place to spend the rest of their days. Your guide will tell you all about the treatments introduced by a special doctor who came to help the people of Spinalonga.
Discover the history of this forgotten place as you wander through the ruins of the houses, hospitals and buildings that belonged to this community. You'll also visit the famous castle of Spinalonga. An unforgettable experience!
Then, the group will return to the boat, and we'll head back to Plaka. After refueling at a local restaurant with a delicious traditional meal, we'll make our way to a winery in Crete.
Learn about the island's winemaking process as you take a tour of the vineyards and the inside of the winery. After the tour, you'll get to taste three of the wines for yourself!
At the end of the excursion, you will be taken back to your hotel in Heraklion, arriving at approximately 5 pm.
|Adults||Children 4-14 years old||Children under 4 years old|
Children 4-14 years oldUS$ 60.50
Children under 4 years oldFree
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.
Hotel pickup and return.
Transport by minibus.
English speaking guide.
Transport by boat: € 10 (US$ 11.90) per person.
Spinalonga entrance fee: € 8 (US$ 9.50) per person.
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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