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Island of Spinalonga

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Starting from $149 USD / Adult
Discover the fishing village of Plaka and board a traditional wooden boat on this journey to the historic island of Spinalonga. Your adventure begins with a visit to the quaint village of Plaka. Wander down the town’s lively promenade, stopping by local cafés and shops. Then, hop aboard a traditional wooden boat for a journey to Spinalonga, where you’ll learn about the island’s rich history and admire its magnificent fortress. Spinalonga was first settled by the Christians and later, the Venetians constructed a fortress. In more recent times, the Greek State turned the island into a leper colony. Explore the island before enjoying a boat ride back to Plaka village, where you’ll visit a local restaurant to enjoy seasonal salads, octopus drizzled in olive oil, anchovy eggplant salad, and feta cheese baked fresh in the oven. This tour is provided by an operator that has been third-party certified to meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council's Criteria for Tour Operators.
  • Stroll the beautiful promenade of Plaka village, browsing the charming cafés and shops.
  • Journey in a traditional wooden boat to the island of Spinalonga.
  • See Spinalonga’s breathtaking fortress and learn about the island’s history as a leper colony.
What to bringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
What to wearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
Important notesShow
  • Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 350 yards over paved surfaces, cobblestone surfaces, uneven terrain, and inclines, and negotiate approximately 25 steps.
  • Restrooms in Plaka village are only available at the restaurant. Guests must patronize the restaurant to access the restrooms.
  • Souvenir shops are closed on Sundays.
Location Heraklion, Greece Heraklion, Greece
Tour Code IK2L IK2L
Duration5.75 Hours 5.75 Hours
Activity Level#Medium #Medium
#A light snack or refreshment is served on this excursion.
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