The Island of Spinalonga – from Heraklion
Attractions & monuments

The Island of Spinalonga – from Heraklion

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: more than 8 hours
Do this because
  • Exclusive TUI itinerary
  • Visit the islet of Spinalonga
  • Explore the Venetian fortress and former leper colony
  • Free time in Elounda
  • Upscale seaside town of Agios Nikolaos
What to expect

The tiny isle of Spinalonga is just a short hop away from Crete but a visit is like stepping back in time. Centuries of history are packed within the walls that encircle it. As well as Spinalonga, you'll also visit Agios Nikolaos. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

Spinalonga has been a Venetian outpost, an Ottoman town and a leper colony, which led to it being dubbed the ‘Isle of Tears'. A guided walk will show you around the fortress and the colony – which closed in the 1950s. Spinalonga is one of Crete's best-known features and a location in Victoria Hislop's bestselling novel, The Island.

Later, you'll sail back to Elounda. Swim, stretch out in the sunshine or watch the world go by at a café. You'll also have lunch in a local taverna. And rounding off the day is a visit to Agios Nikolaos, a chic seaside town sheltered by two offshore islets.

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What's included
  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Spinalonga entrance fee
What to remember

Bring bathing gear and sunblock. Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility. Ferry trip is 25 minutes each way

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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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