If you're looking for a day filled with breathtaking scenery, exploration, and mouthwatering cuisine, our boat trip to Spinalonga Island and Agios Nikolaos is the perfect choice. Organized by Baccara Holidays and departing from Heraklion, Greece, this excursion promises an unforgettable journey along the stunning Cretan coast.
An Unforgettable Day on the Water
Your day begins with an early morning departure from Heraklion, setting the tone for a memorable adventure. As you board the boat, you'll be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable crew, ensuring you're well taken care of throughout the journey.
A Scenic Voyage
As we set sail, you'll be mesmerized by the stunning coastal landscapes. The crystal-clear waters of the Cretan Sea, the picturesque shoreline, and the radiant Mediterranean sun create an idyllic backdrop for your adventure.
Spinalonga Island: A Historic Gem
Our first stop is the renowned Spinalonga Island, a place teeming with history and charm. This small island is famous for its Venetian fortress and, more recently, its use as a leper colony, as depicted in the novel "The Island" by Victoria Hislop. Our guided tour of the island will immerse you in its captivating past.
Swim Stop in the Clear Waters
After exploring the history of Spinalonga, it's time to take a refreshing dip in the pristine Cretan waters. Our experienced crew will take you to the finest swimming spots, allowing you to snorkel and swim to your heart's content. The crystal-clear seas are perfect for underwater exploration.
Agios Nikolaos: A Quaint Seaside Town
Next on our itinerary is the charming town of Agios Nikolaos. Known for its picturesque harbor, vibrant atmosphere, and scenic lake, this town offers a delightful blend of relaxation and exploration. Here, you'll have free time to wander the streets, shop for souvenirs, and enjoy a meal at a local restaurant.
Delicious BBQ Lunch Onboard
As you return to the boat, our onboard chef will prepare a sumptuous BBQ feast. Savor mouthwatering grilled dishes, salads, and local delicacies as you take in the stunning views of the Cretan coastline.
Unwind, Relax, and Create Memories
Throughout the journey, our crew will ensure your comfort and safety. Whether you choose to relax on deck, soak up the sun, or engage in the various activities offered, you'll find that every moment is designed to create lasting memories.
A Day to Cherish
The boat trip to Spinalonga Island & Agios Nikolaos with BBQ is more than a tour; it's a day of exploration, relaxation, and culinary delights. For couples, families, and groups of friends, this excursion offers something for everyone.
Spinalonga, the last leper colony in Europe, we will have a guided tour around this famous island, which is just a distance of 850m.
Originally, Venetians fortified the islet in 1579, by building a fortress with 40 cannons and they are actually the best preserved walls in Europe.
It used to be a leper colony from 1903 until 1957, where lepers could have a better life, medical help and economical support. The ruins of the market street with the shops, the hospital and many small houses in which lepers lived isolated, can still be seen.
On our way back on the boat, we are having a stop on the beach “Kolokytha”, where you can enjoy swimming and a BBQ lunch.
Before we take the road back to Heraklion, we will visit Ag.Nikolaos, a town with 14.000 inhabitants which is built on the side of the Gulf of Mirabello. In the centre of Agios Nikolaos is the lake Voulismeni, probably created by an earthquake. There, we can have a coffee break or a walk around the lake, which gives you a great view from above, over the center and the harbor of Agios Nikolaos. Next to the lovely harbor are shady tree-lined streets filled with shops gives you the opportunity to do some “serious shopping”.
Pick ups available: Pls contact us after the booking
1 Church Malia Heraklion Greece 09:20 FREE
2 Malia Bay Beach Hotel & Bungalows Malia Iraklio Greece 09:20 FREE
3 all sun Hotel Carolina Mare Malia Heraklion Greece 09:20 FREE
4 Sirens Hotels Beach & Village Malia Iraklio Greece 09:20 FREE
5 McDonald's Malia Iraklio Greece 09:20 FREE
6 Meropi Malia Iraklio Greece 09:20 FREE
7 Kernos Beach Hotel & Bungalows Malia Iraklio Greece 09:20 FREE
8 Ikaros Beach Resort & Spa Malia Heraklion Greece 09:20 FREE
9 Alexander Beach Hotel & Village Resort Stalida Iraklio Greece 09:20 FREE
10 Cactus Beach Hotel & Bungalows Stalida Iraklio Greece 09:15 FREE
11 I Resort Beach Hotel & Spa Stalida Iraklio Greece 09:15 FREE
12 Blue Sea Beach Affiliated by Melia Stalida Iraklio Greece 09:15 FREE
13 Nana Golden Beach Hotel Chersonisos Iraklio Greece 09:15 FREE
14 Grand Hotel Holiday Resort Drapanos Heraklion Greece 09:15 FREE
15 Mediterraneo Iraklio Greece 09:10 FREE
16 Royal & Imperial Belvedere Resort Iraklio Greece 09:10 FREE
17 Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience Koutouloufari Iraklio Greece 09:10 FREE
18 Pigadi Piskopiano Koutouloufari Iraklio Greece 09:10 FREE
19 Petra Village Iraklio Greece 09:10 FREE
20 Eri Beach & Village Limenas Chersonisou Iraklio Greece 09:10 FREE
21 Silva Beach Hotel Chersonisos Iraklio Greece 09:10 FREE
22 Pela Maria Hotel Adults Only Limenas Chersonisou Iraklio Greece 09:10 FREE
23 Παγκρήτια Τράπεζα Limenas Chersonisou Iraklio Greece 09:10 FREE
24 Halkiadakis S.A. Malia Iraklio Greece 09:05 FREE
25 Albatros Spa & Resort Hotel Limenas Chersonisou Iraklio Greece 09:05 FREE
26 Creta Maris Resort Limenas Chersonisou Iraklio Greece 09:05 FREE
27 Lyttos Mare Anissaras Iraklio Greece 09:00 FREE
28 Atlantica Caldera Palace Ανισσαράς Ηράκλειο Greece 09:00 FREE
29 Stella Village Anissaras Iraklio Greece 09:00 FREE
30 Europa Beach Hotel & Spa Aposelemis Heraklion Greece 09:00 FREE
31 Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort Gouves Heraklion Greece 08:50 FREE
32 Iraklis_Apartments_Gouves Gouves Iraklio Greece 08:50 FREE
33 The GDM Island Hotel (Adults Only Hotel) Kato Gouves Iraklio Greece 08:50 FREE
34 Aphrodite Beach Club Kato Gouves Heraklion Greece 08:45 FREE
35 Sol Marina Beach Crete Kato Gouves Iraklio Greece 08:45 FREE
36 Aelius Hotel & Spa By Lavris Group Kato Gouves Iraklio Greece 08:45 FREE
37 Church Gouves Lakonia Greece 08:45 FREE
38 Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa Kokkini Hani Iraklio Greece 08:40 FREE
39 Themis Beach Hotel Kokkini Hani Iraklio Greece 08:40 FREE
40 Hatzis Restaurant Kokkini Hani Iraklio Greece 08:40 FREE
41 Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa Kokkini Hani
Iraklio Greece 08:40 FREE
42 Arina Beach Resort Iraklio Iraklio Greece 08:35 FREE
43 Karteros Hotel Καρτερός Iraklio Greece 08:35 FREE
44 Capsis Astoria Heraklion Iraklio Iraklio Greece 08:20 6.00 €
45 Rocca a Mare Fortress Heraklion Heraklion Greece 08:20 6.00 €
46 Megaron Hotel Iraklio Iraklio Greece 08:20 6.00 €
47 Atlantica Akti Zeus Linoperamata Iraklio Greece 08:15 2.00 €
48 Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa - Ammoudara, Heraklion, Crete Skafidaras
Iraklio Greece 08:15 FREE
49 Dessole Dolphin Bay Resort Skafidaras Iraklio Greece 08:15 FREE
50 Roxani Hotel heraklion Iraklio Greece 08:15 FREE
51 Santa Marina Gazi Iraklio Greece 08:15 FREE
52 Agapi Beach Resort Agios Dimitrios Iraklio Greece 08:15 FREE
53 Civitel Creta Beach Agios Dimitrios Iraklio Greece 08:15 FREE
54 TUI MAGIC LIFE Candia Maris Iraklio Iraklio Greece 08:15
Pick up from Heraklion Centre Cost €6
Type of excursion: Boat – Full Day
Should take: Comfortable shoes, Hat,
Sun protection, Camera, Bathing Suit
Return to hotels: 18:00 – 18:30
Not included – pay on the spot:
Spinalonga entrance fee: 8.00€